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Thursday, September 13, 2012

Pork Steaks or Pork Chops? Don't Get Murdered; Get the Facts

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Pork steaks come from the pig's shoulder - IMAGE VIA
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  • Pork steaks come from the pig's shoulder
A pork steak is cut from the pig's shoulder (which is also confusingly known as a "pork butt," because it apparently used to be shipped in barrels called "butts"). In a cow, the analogous cut would be chuck roast.

A pork chop, however, is cut from the back loin. In a cow, the analogous cut would be T-bone.

"People tend to overcook pork," LeGrand says. But pork steaks contain more fat and take longer, so they tend to turn out better for most folks (because people accidentally cook them correctly).

So whether you're grilling or arguing with a family member, the concept is the same: Do not overheat. 

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