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43 Pork Cuts and How to Cook Them

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43 Pork Cuts and How to Cook Them
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Pork can be difficult to get right and the meat can quickly turn from juicy and succulent to dry and inedible with just the slightest overcooking. So, what you need is a handy guide showing you exactly how to cook pork, from roast ham to chops, to sirloin.

Broil or Braise?

This pork infographic from the US National Livestock and Meat Board, which has something of a retro feel and reminds us of the sun–faded posters you sometimes see in butchers’ windows, lists 43 cuts of pork, where they come from on the animal and the best cooking method for each.

Did you know, for instance, that loin, rib, blade and butterfly chops can be broiled, braised, pan–broiled or pan–fried, whereas a sirloin should only be braised? Or that diced pork is better braised?

More Meat

If you like this, then you might want to check out this infographic featuring 60 beef cuts and how to cook them. That’s 103 cuts of meat to work your way through in total. Good luck.

Actually, make that 109 – here are six underrated beef cuts you should try.

How to Cook Pork

How about these 13 charts to make you a grilling guru?

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