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Old 04-23-2014, 08:01 PM   #1
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Question What is this pork cut?

Any guesses what the flat cut of Pork is in this picture?

I used it over a year ago to add meat to my pulled pork and it was the most amazing thing ever..

I'm 90% sure it had bones in it so I'm guessing it had to be ribs of some sort.. but it was a long time ago and I remember the bones being rather small and in the center of the meat.. possibly not always visible.. I really wish I could remember.

The main cut is a Pork Shoulder Picnic Roast of course.

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Old 04-23-2014, 11:12 PM   #2
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I can't answer your question, but I would like to welcome you to DC. Don't fret. I am sure someone will be along with more information that you ever thought possible.
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Old 04-23-2014, 11:36 PM   #3
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It's really difficult to say. The photos are not close ups that could provide detail and it looks like the meat has been covered by a rub or similar so we cant see the pattern of lean and fat and the collection of different muscles that make up the cut.
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Old 04-24-2014, 12:40 AM   #4
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I can't be completely certain, but they look like pork shoulder chops (aka blade steaks) to me.
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Old 04-24-2014, 12:55 AM   #5
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Old 04-24-2014, 04:13 AM   #6
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I can't be completely certain, but they look like pork shoulder chops (aka blade steaks) to me.
+1 I was going to say maybe a 7 blade roast as well.

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Old 04-24-2014, 06:07 PM   #7
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It could be yes..

My best guess was spare ribs cut in a St. Luis style?

It would make it fairly rectangular shaped like that.

But it's tough to see and I have rub on it so all we can do is guess.. we did end up going with back ribs though so we will see how it goes.

I can't think of anything else it could be really other than some rib cut.

Since it had small bones inside the middle of the meat.

It also seemed to have a fairly solid fat layer on top there though.. wish I could remember if it was skin on there or not, that would probably help.

Really appreciate all the responses though, thanks so much everyone!
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Old 08-20-2014, 01:49 PM   #8
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I'd agree that it's most likely a shoulder

However it could be a small pork butt. I'd have to see it closer and the other side.

I sell pork on the weekends for a local farmer and we sell pork butts every once in awhile
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Old 08-21-2014, 02:33 PM   #9
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It is hard to say, and I am not sure what it is called in English, I think it is part from around the neck, so maybe it is shoulder.
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