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Video:How to Carve Prime Rib Properly

with Aubrey Franchell

Carving prime rib properly is a skill that you can master easily. Watch this About.com how-to video to learn how prime rib should be carved.See Transcript

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Transcript:How to Carve Prime Rib Properly

I'm Aubrey for About.com. Today, I'm going to show you how to carve a Prime Rib Roast using tips from HomeCooking.About.com.

Helpful Tips for Carving Prime Rib Properly

Tip 1: Wait before you carve your meatWhen you finish roasting your prime rib. Remove it from the oven and transfer it to a serving tray, large plate or cutting board. Cover it with foil and allow it to rest for around 30 minutes. If you cut into the roast too soon, the juices will run out and the meat will be less tender. Waiting a moment before carving will help to ensure that the meat is the juicy and delicious.

More Tips for Carving Prime Rib

Tip 2: Select the correct knifeWhen you carve prime rib, you want to make sure you are using a knife that is long and sharp. Ideally, you want to select a carving knife or a chef's knife. You want the knife to be as long as the roast you are slicing so you can cut it cleanly into thin slices.

Tip 3:Make sure you have a sharp knife

Another important detail to consider is making sure your knife is sharp enough to cut into the roast without mangling the meat. Take a moment to sharpen your knife before you cut into the roast.

Other Tips for Carving Prime Rib Properly

Tip 4: Remove the ribsStart by removing the ribs. Angle the blade of the knife into the meat so you are cutting along the contours of the bones without actually cutting into it. Separate the ribs and set aside.

Tip 5: Carve into thin slicesNow slice the meat parallel to the ribs. Cut downward, but don't apply too much pressure, you don't want the juices to run out. Cut the slices as thin as you like and enjoy.

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