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    Pork chops vs pork steaks?

    What's the difference? Up until about a year ago, I had never heard of pork steaks, so I am confused about it? I'm sure all of you know the difference, so please enlighten me!
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    I believe the steak comes from the shoulder or leg while chops come from the rib/loin area.
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    Yep, pork steak is sliced butt.

    They seem to be regional--in some areas of the country, no one has heard of them.

    Here in Missouri, they are standard fare, especially barbecued.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sparrowgrass View Post
    Yep, pork steak is sliced butt.

    They seem to be regional--in some areas of the country, no one has heard of them.

    Here in Missouri, they are standard fare, especially barbecued.
    Funny that you say it's a Missouri thing. My husband went to college in Rolla and when we've gone back to see friends they have served pork steak and it's not something we see here in Michigan. I assumed it must be a southern thing.

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    Can you use them interchangeably in recipes? Or are the pork steaks way too fatty for most pork chop recipes...
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    Pretty much interchangeably.
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