My significant other asked me today whether or not she should use a fillet or filet of steak in a recipe.
What is the difference between fillet and filet, and the history behind these words? Is there a context in which one should be used and the other shouldn’t? Filet sounds rather French as in filet mignon.
My own brief experiences with the terms are that fillet is the term for the cut of meat whereas filet would be used for fish. I’ve also read that one is American English and the other is British English.