(of food, especially meat) cooked so that it can be cut or pierced easily with a fork.
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How to use fork-tender in a sentence
In pot with boiling water, cook potatoes for 15-20 minutes or until potatoes are fork tender.Epic Meal Empire’s Meat Monstrosities: From the Bacon Spider to the Cinnabattleship | Harley Morenstein | July 26, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Braise the brisket for five to six hours, until the meat is fork tender.
Place the pan in the oven and braise the brisket for five to six hours, at which point it should be fork tender.