Porterhouse steak: Where Does It Come From?

by Joost Nusselder | Last Updated:  June 3, 2022

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What is a Porterhouse Steak?

Porterhouse cut come from the short loin that toward the back of cattle. Porterhouse contains the shape bone running down the middle that separates a beefy, tender New York Strip from a supple, buttery tenderloin giving you two great steaks in one package so that the big one

What is porterhouse steak

Porterhouse vs T bone : The Real Difference Between Porterhouse and T bone

Essentially, the real gap between these two is the size of the fillet. in other words of the well technically t-bone must have a tenderloin section at least a half an inch across while porterhouse must have a tenderloin section at least an inch and a half across it’s the porterhouse is a larger tenderloin section that makes it the pricier of the two.

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What Beef Grade You Should Choose?


When it comes to grill steak, you will talk about the meat that tenderness, juiciness, and flavor exactly you don’t miss to choose the best one. I’m not a master of butcher then I will leave this to USDA Grading if you want more info.

Prime Grade – Highest in quality produce from well-fed cattle. If you would love the quality and budget is not a problem, go ahead with this one. This beef used by a fancy hotel or restaurant use for their meat dish.

Choice Grade – high quality it widely uses in the food industry or retail market. The difference between choice and prime is fat content in beef prime higher marbling than choice.

Select Grade – lower grade than two above lack of juiciness and tender than another cause it has less marbling

However, which beef grade do you choose. I know you will choose the best one is suit to you. If I decide I will go for the Choice grade it closely to the highest quality but lower your budget why not

Joost Nusselder, the founder of Lakeside Smokers is a content marketer, dad and loves trying out new food with BBQ Smoking (& Japanese food!) at the heart of his passion, and together with his team he's been creating in-depth blog articles since 2016 to help loyal readers with recipes and cooking tips.