What is a Porterhouse Steak-T-Bone Steak, Filet Mignon & Strip Steak

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What is a Porterhouse Steak?

In this blog, we’re going to talk about the porterhouse steak. There’s a little bit of confusion around this cut. What is it? It is the same as a T-Bone steak?

Well, let’s break it down.

What is a Porterhouse Steak?

This right here is the porterhouse steak. You can see it has a T shaped bone that runs across the top and down through the middle. Now, if that sounds familiar, that’s because it’s very similar to it’s cousin, the T-bone steak.

You can see, there is a long narrow steak on the right side of the bone. And on the left, there is a much smaller piece of steak. Now, each side of this steak is sold and marketed as different steaks other than the porterhouse. Knowing the difference between these cuts of steak can be really helpful when deciding what too throw on the grill!

Strip Steak

The long, narrow steak is a strip steak. You can see the similarities between the porterhouse steak and strip steak. First, they have the same general shape. Second, both have the fat cap going around the exterior of both steaks. Once cooked, this adds a lot of tasty, beefy flavor to the steak.

The strip steak is sold under various names. It is commonly referred to as the New York Strip steak in the United States. You have probably heard it called different names like ambassador steak, strip loin steak, Kansas City strip, club steak, or the Omaha Strip.

Filet Mignon

On the left side of the porterhouse steak, you can find the filet mignon steak. It is often one of the most expensive cuts in any steakhouse. The filet mignon is a leaner cut of steak when compared to the strip steak because it is cut from a larger piece of meat-the tenderloin.

So, if the filet mignon leaner than the strip steak, then why is it so popular? Well, it is tender, delicious and full of flavor when prepared correctly. Check these recipes for some filet mignon recipe ideas!

T-Bone Steak vs. Porterhouse Steak

Technically, a T-Bone steak and porterhouse steak are exactly the same. They are both cut from the loin area of the beef. It’s a little bit ambiguous about the line of where’s the T-bone and the porterhouse begins. The only distinction is that on a T-bone steak, you won’t see a filet portion as big. Therefore, that porterhouse is going to have a much larger filet portion.

In conclusion, knowing the difference in these cuts of steak will save you time and money in the long run. Whether you prefer the porterhouse, strip or filet mignon-we want to hear from YOU! Share you cooking experiences with us in the comments below. Don’t forget to sign up for our newsletter on the main page of the website and subscribe to our YouTube channel for more deliciously educational content!


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