We consume roughly 110 million tons of pork worldwide, making it the second most consumed meat after chicken, and not by much. Pork is part of every culture, and every part of the farm animal is used. If this isn’t a noble source of protein then we don’t know what is!
Still, just like beef, a pork carcass yields many cuts, each unique in size, shape, flavor and texture. There’s no doubt everyone has some memories associated with pork chops, perhaps the most popular pork meat after bacon, but there’s another pork cut worth exploring, the pork steak. Trust us, you’ll want to know this one intimately.
What is the difference between pork chops and pork steaks? What are pork steaks, anyway? And where do these cuts come from? Here’s your guide to pork chops vs. pork steaks. Have you tried them both? Which are your favorite?