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Traditional entrecôte, cut from the rib

In French, entrecôte (French pronunciation: ​[ɑ̃.tʁə.kot]) is a premium cut of beef used for steaks.

Contre-filet, cut from the sirloin

A traditional entrecôte comes from the rib area[1][2] corresponding to the steaks known in different parts of the English-speaking world as rib, ribeye, club, Scotch fillet, or Delmonico.

The sirloin cut properly known as a contre-filet is also known as entrecôte. Contre-filet is the portion of the sirloin on the opposite side of the bone from the filet, or tenderloin.[citation needed] In English, a steak cut from the contre-filet may be called a Porterhouse steak (as the term is understood in Australia and New Zealand), a sirloin steak, a strip steak, a striploin steak, a wing steak, a club steak, a Delmonico steak, a New York strip steak, or a Kansas City strip steak. As well, if the contre-filet is left on the bone with the filet, the entire steak is called a Porterhouse steak (as the term is understood in the United States and Canada) or a T-bone steak.

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  1. ^ "entrecôte". Merriam-Webster Dictionary. Retrieved 2019-07-29.
  2. ^ Danilo Alfaro (2019-07-15). "What Is Entrecôte?".