Rump steak

A rump steak being cooked on a griddle pan

Rump steak is a cut of beef. It may refer to:

  • A steak from the top half of an American-cut round steak primal
  • A British- or Australian-cut from the rump primal, largely equivalent to the American sirloin

American and British equivalenciesEdit

The British and Commonwealth English "rump steak" is commonly called "sirloin" in American English. On the other hand, British "sirloin" is called short loin or "porterhouse" by Americans.[1]

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French usageEdit

Rump steak corresponds roughly to the French cut culotte (literally, the 'panties', 'underwear'), which is used for different recipes:

 

In the 20th century the English term rump steak was adopted, although with modified orthography romsteak or romsteck.[2] The spelling rumsteak is also attested.[3]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Food and Cooking in American and British English", by Susan Stempleski, Medical Magazine, Macmillan Dictionaries, February 2004
  2. ^ Le Petit Robert Grand Format, Dictionnaire de la langue française, Dictionnaires Le Robert, Paris, June 1996, p. 2,551, hard cov., ISBN 2-85036-469-X, see page 1,997 (romsteak, romsteck) and page 2,011 (rumsteak, rumsteck)
  3. ^ Le Petit Larousse, Larouss, Paris, 1994

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