Pork Leg Cuts

Pork Leg Cuts
The meat from this part of the pig is usually made into hams, but fresh leg meat is lean and makes a terrific roast.
fresh pork leg
fresh pork leg
This makes a great roast for a large crowd. It's usually cured as ham, so you might have to special-order it to get it fresh. It's sold either boneless or bone-in, and either whole or halved. The bottom half is called the shank portion = shank roast = leg roast, while the upper is called a top leg roast = inside roast = butt portion = pork leg butt = fresh ham butt = pork leg roast sirloin portion. A steak cut from the leg is called a fresh pork leg steak.
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fresh pork leg steak
fresh pork leg steak
This is a steak cut from the middle of a fresh pork leg. It's economical, but a bit tough, so you might want to marinate it before grilling or broiling it. You can also slice it into strips and stir-fry them.
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