Miscellaneous Pork Cuts
These cuts come from all over the pig.
pork cube steak = pork cubed steak Notes: This is a relatively tough cut of meat, often from the shoulder, that the butcher tenderizes mechanically. Substitutes: pork sirloin cutlet
pork cubes = pork cubes for kabobs Notes: These are cubes that are put on skewers for grilling. Don't confuse cubes for kabobs with pork stew meat, which is too tough to grill. To make your own: Cut a pork tenderloin into 3/4-inch cubes.
ground pork To make you own: Grind meat from an economical cut like the pork arm picnic or Boston butt.
ham hocks = pork hocks Notes: These come either smoked or fresh.
pig's feet Substitutes: smoked ham hocks
pork stew meat Notes: This are pieces of meat that are too tough to grill, broil, or panfry. They're best if cooked very slowly in a liquid.
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