noun, plural fi·lets [fi-leyz, fil-az; French fee-le] /fɪˈleɪz, ˈfɪl æz; French fiˈlɛ/, verb (used with object)
Examples from the Web for filet
After all, if the insurer is paying all your grocery claims, why not load up on filet mignon instead of ground turkey?Health and Human Services Secretary Doesn't Understand What Insurance Is|Megan McArdle|March 27, 2013|DAILY BEAST
A day long (or multiday) sous vide cook can turn cheap cuts of meat as tender and tasty as filet.
Carefully place the egg yolk into the pocket that has been created in the filet and seal with a wooden skewer.
Filet Mignon and Shrimp Fondue by Lou Seibert Pappas This is a classic Christmas Eve dinner fondue.
Skip the sirloin or prime rib; instead, order the filet and a baked potato with sour cream and chives.
No cover for one, nor filet, nor vin ordinaire, nor waiter had appeared.The Underdog|F. Hopkinson Smith
Straight through the lacy mesh of the filet to the heart interest!
Every night the chain of each couple is passed round another great chain which is called the filet de ramas.The Village Rector|Honore de Balzac
Stew the beef as before, and proceed as for Filet de buf la Beyrout (No. 419).The Gastronomic Regenerator:|Alexis Soyer
"Admirable advice," said Guloseton, toying with a filet mignon de poulet.Pelham, Complete|Edward Bulwer-Lytton
British Dictionary definitions for filet
Word Origin for filet
Word Origin and History for filet
1841 in cookery, reborrowing from French of the same word that had been taken 14c. and anglicized as fillet (q.v.). Filet mignon is attested as a French word in English from 1815.
The 'Chateaubriand,' the 'entrecôte,' and the 'filet mignon' (of mutton), with other forms, are all due to the more enlarged sympathies of the French butcher for what is perfect. We must entirely change the mode of cutting up the carcase before we can arrive at the same perfection in form of meat purchasable, and as that is hopeless, so is it useless to insist further on the subject on behalf of the public. ["The Kitchen and the Cellar," "Quarterly Review," April 1877]