American Wagyu Hanger Steak
The Juicy Details
As a "flat steak" family member, like skirts and flanks, hanger steaks are a thin but flavor-packed cut. Where Good Silver's American Wagyu Hanger Steaks set themselves apart from their beefy brethren is tenderness. Often called a butcher's steak, meat lovers have long admired hangers for delivering explosive meaty flavor without blowing up their wallets.
Our American Wagyu Hanger Steaks offer superior marbling, which in turn produces a richer, more full-bodied flavor than other flats. The ease of cooking, modest costs, and flavor intensity of these steaks have made it an international favorite, nowhere more so than France. It's nearly impossible to walk into a French bistro and not find hanger steak featured on the menu. So grab a bottle of Côtes du Rhône, a crusty baguette, and a Good Silver American Wagyu Hanger Steak and whisk yourself away to a sun-drenched river valley without leaving the comfort of your own home.
We'll let you decide if you want to enhance your tasting experience with an acidic marinade or let the robust natural meatiness of wagyu hanger steak shine. We don't think you can go wrong either way. When it comes time to cook, hangers are most enjoyable when cooked to medium-rare over direct, high heat. Little more than a generous sprinkling of salt and pepper is needed to create the perfect crust.
- Place your wagyu hanger steak on a scorching hot grill or cast iron pan and sear for about two minutes per side.
- Remove and rest for five to 10 minutes to let all those flavor-packed juices redistribute.
To cap off your French bistro experience, add butter to a cast iron skillet over medium heat. Once the butter is melted, add shallots and a pinch of salt and pepper. Cook until softened, and then add a little red wine vinegar. Once evaporated, add just about a pour's worth of dry red wine and bring it to a boil until reduced by half. Stir in more butter until melted and incorporated. Slice your rested steak thinly on the bias and fan out on your plate. Drizzle the shallot sauce over the slices for a show-stopping presentation that tastes even better than it looks.
Nothing says French dining experience like steak and pomme frites. However, garlicky roasted potatoes, stuffed mushrooms, and broccoli gratin are all worthy of sharing the plate with your delectable wagyu hanger steak.
Along with Rhône reds, cabernet, syrah, and malbec, all wonderfully compliment wagyu hanger steak. Brown ales offer the perfect balance between beverage and beef. Prefer cocktails? A classic sidecar and its citrusy bite provide a fresh counterpoint to the robust savoriness and brings the palette alive. Now all that’s left to do is sip, slice, and savor.