Top blade steak
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Beef Cuts
TypeChuck cut of beef

The beef top blade steak (also known as the chicken steak, esp. on the Northeast Coast of the US) comes from the chuck section of a steer or heifer.

Description

Raw blade steak, showing the gristly fascia membrane down the middle
Raw blade steak, showing the gristly fascia membrane down the middle

The steaks are cross-cut from the top blade subprimal, also known as Infraspinatus.[1] It is becoming more popular and profitable to abstain from cross cutting the top blade and instead produce flat iron steaks which is cut with the grain and eliminates the connective tissue (fascia) that runs down the middle of this steak.

See also

References

  1. ^ "The Unconsidered Cut". GQ. Retrieved 12 Dec 2019.