Cutting a Pocket in Meat

It's such a nice surprise to bite into a juicy chop and get a taste of some yummy stuffing. Here's how to make a pocket in the meat just for that purpose.

When making a pocket in meat or poultry for stuffing, it is important to make the opening small, but the pocket wide enough to accommodate the filling. Insert the tip of a thin-bladed knife in the center of the meat's side slicing parallel to the cutting board. Leave the hole as small as possible. Slice inside the meat until the pocket extends to within half an inch from the outside of the meat.