Spider Steak Beef
from the Austrian calf (heifer)
On stock and ready for shipping
The bat steak is the insider tip among connoisseurs. A real delicacy that accepts spices wonderfully and is easy to prepare. A tip: Salt, sear and leave to stand for five minutes. Then slice, refine with sea salt and pepper and serve with a homemade dip. Quick, easy, borderline brilliant!
The Spider Steak is obtained from the lock bone in the hind leg, which is responsible for the movement of the pelvic bone. Despite its long grain, the steak is wonderful for short searing, but should definitely be cut against the grain.
Spider Steak: Juicy and tender as a fillet
What many people don't know is that in terms of tenderness, the Spider Steak is very similar to a tenderloin. Its flavour is strong, wonderfully intense and yet the texture is wonderfully tender.
By the way, the steak actually gets its name from its appearance. When spread out, the steak actually resembles a bat or a spider's web. In Austria, the steak is thus known as bat steak, in Germany it is referred to as scarf leaf or tile meat and in the USA it is served as Spider Steak.
What makes our Spider Steak special?
The wonderfully pronounced marbling is a real highlight. The meat is beautifully dark coloured and incredibly tender. But the cut is still rather unknown in Austria and Germany - unless you are in a group of BBQ fans. They know exactly what's what and appreciate the steak for its taste and incomparable texture.
Fitmeat meat from the calf (heifer)
What makes our Spider Steak so special?
When it comes to the highest quality and enjoyment, you've come to the right place. Because we pay attention to outstanding results in all aspects. For example, our Spider Steak come from Austrian heifers. They lead a really fine life on an idyllic family farm.
Why a Spider Steak from the calf?
Calf, or heifer, refers to female cattle that have not yet calved. The meat is wonderfully dark red in colour and has extremely fine fibres. The meat is also characterised by a special marbling, which additionally enhances the taste.
This first-class marbling, i.e. the storage of fat in the muscle, is due to the very slow growth of the calves. Thus, the bat steak impresses on the one hand with its remarkable tenderness and on the other hand with its intensive and full-bodied aroma.
Why beef from Fitmeat?
Natural rearing without feed additives, free range on meadows and forests, are absolutely self-evident for us! We reject long transport routes and mass production in all its forms and always try to set an example against it. Not just for the sake of taste, but to give the animals a nice and species-appropriate life.
In comparison, cattle in factory farms are simply bred up quickly in order to generate as much turnover as possible. This wrong and fatal animal husbandry is not only morally extremely reprehensible, it also has a negative effect on the quality and taste. The meat is correspondingly watery, has hardly any flavour and also develops no aroma during preparation.
Recommendation for cooking
In the pan
Quantity per person
We recommend approx. 250 - 300 g (approx. 1 - 2 pieces) per person.
Herkunft und Haltung
Quality is our highest concern, and in the case of beef, a few factors are crucial. These include the perfect breed of cattle, the age of the animals and optimal feeding, free of concentrated feed. However, this alone is not enough to meet our requirements.
Because we don't do things by halves when it comes to the quality of our meat products! That is why 100% of our animals come from Austria. The farms are located in the Waldviertel in Lower Austria, in Salzburg and in neighbouring Upper Austria. In addition, at Fitmeat we only process the finest meat from heifers and steers.
The meat has a wonderful marbling and taste. Our classic cattle breeds include Red-Angus, Black-Angus, Charolais, Limousin, White-Blue Belgian and Wagyu, as well as various crossbreeds.
Our cattle are 4x AT certified. This means that birth, rearing, butchering and refinement take place 100% in Austria. The value chain therefore remains entirely in Austria.
We distance ourselves from long animal transports and select our partners very carefully. Therefore, we rely on animals that are kept in a species-appropriate manner, born and raised by small farmers, and on butchers who know both the farmer and the animal personally.
Our butchers let the cuts mature on the bone for a long time. This gives us first-class, well-hung meat that does not lose water during roasting and can be enjoyed with a clear conscience.
Details to the article ”Spider Steak Beef”
|Breed||Black Angus, Red Angus, Simmental, Pinzgau, Tyrolean Grey, Charolais, ...|
|Feeding||Fresh grass on pasture, brewer's grains, possibly maize or cereals|
|Meat maturation||2-3 weeks on the bone|
|Shelf life at 0-4°C||6-10 days|
|Shelf life at -18°C||180 days|
|Hygiene advice||Prepare and consume immediately after opening. Kitchen hygiene is important: Keep the cold chain. Store separately from other products. Work cleanly. Heat through before consumption.|
|Storage advice (Fresh)||Store refrigerated at 0 °C to +4 °C.|
|Storage advice (deep-frozen)||*** compartment (-18 °C): best before: see label - ** compartment: 2 weeks - * compartment or ice cube compartment: 1-3 days - Do not refreeze after defrosting.|
Good to know
- Fresh meat, no frozen goods
- Meat from small farmers in Austria
- Aged and finished by our traditional butcher
- Billing by the gram
- Recyclable packaging
- Ready to ship in under 24h
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Packaging and delivery
Your order will be delivered directly to your home by our partner shipping companies. During your order, you can also specify a desired date for your delivery. Thanks to sustainable packaging and specially developed insulation, your meat stays wonderfully fresh and is perfectly cooled with reusable cold packs.
Of course, you can track your order at any time via our tracking portal and view the delivery status. If you are not at home on the desired date, you can simply enter an alternative delivery address or give a drop-off authorisation.
Our express delivery guarantees safe delivery within 24 hours.
5 really good reasons for Fitmeat
- At Fitmeat, you only get premium meat of the best quality from selected small farmers in Austria.
- Our experienced master butchers are pioneers in meat refinement and maturation. At Fitmeat, you get perfectly matured meat that has never been frozen.
- With meat from Fitmeat, you experience sustainable meat enjoyment of a special kind, because quality goes beyond the plate with us.
- With meat from Fitmeat you support Austrian agriculture. Because the value chain remains one hundred percent in Austria.
- What you see is what you get: Whether it's the marvellous marbling of our steaks or the beautiful pastures of our farmers - all the pictures on our website are 100% authentic and taken by us on location. After all, the eye eats with you, doesn't it?