Flank Steak vom Strohschwein Produktaufnahme

Flank steak

from the Austrian straw pig


ca. 1 kg (25.9 € / kg)

Currently out of stock

Most people are probably more familiar with this special cut from beef. But pork steak also has a wonderfully nutty aroma and an intense flavour.Connoisseurs consider this cut to be the best pork belly. When seared, the high fat content creates a wonderful crust.

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Product number: FM102016

Meat knowledge

Pork flank steak is cut from the upper belly of the pig, has a thin layer of fat and tends to be coarse-fibred but low in fat. The cut is flat, finely marbled with long fibres.

How to prepare the Flank Steak

The flank steak, also known as the bavette, is considered by connoisseurs to be the finest cut of belly. It is ideal for grilling, with the thin layer of fat on the top of the cut creating a beautiful crust. If cooked sous vide, the steak is then briefly seared again.

Pork as a source of vitamins

High quality pork is an often underestimated source of vitamins. Especially when it comes to B vitamins, pork has a lot to offer. Above all, the important vitamin B12 is found almost exclusively in animal products and is abundant here.

Pork also contains valuable minerals such as sodium and potassium, iron, zinc and selenium. The fat content of the meat varies greatly from cut to cut. The belly leads the way with up to 30%.

So which part of the pig is the flank steak?

The belly of the pig is divided into two parts. The front part, also known as the belly, and the rear/lower part, the belly flank. The latter is rich in connective tissue and fat. This makes it ideal for cooking or braising.

In pigs, the meat from the belly flank is often used primarily to make sausages. Unless you have a very special pig in front of you.

In the case of high quality breeds, such as our Austrian Straw Pig, the delicious flank steak is actually cut from the side belly flap. Also known as 'bavette', it is an incredibly tender and juicy cut that can be cooked in the same way as the more familiar beef flank steak.

One kilogram of flank steaks is enough for about three to four people.

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Pigs are extremely intelligent and clean animals. Therefore, species-appropriate and caring rearing is the be-all and end-all for us. A requirement that is also reflected in the delicious taste.

If you compare pigs from factory farms, for example, one thing is immediately clear: due to the constant stress, the meat is much firmer, loses a lot of water when roasted and hardly has any flavour of its own.

For us at Fitmeat, this type of rearing is out of the question for many reasons. We fight for animal welfare and the appreciation of meat products and strictly distance ourselves from immoral factory farming.

After careful and stress-free individual slaughtering of the pigs, our butchers allow the straw pigs to mature on the bone for a few days. The result is juicy and tender pieces of pork with a wonderful meat flavour.

Item number FM102016
Breed Noble pig/landrace x Pietrain
Born in Austria
Raised in Austria
Slaughtered in Austria
Cut in Austria
Feeding Farm-grown vegetable feeds such as barley, wheat, rape, beans, peas and maize. Non-GMO donauja from regional cultivation serves as a source of protein, as well as minerals and vitamins.
Meat maturation 5-10 days
Shelf life at 0-4°C 8-10 days
Shelf life at -18°C 120 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.


  • Fresh meat, no frozen goods
  • Meat from small farmers in Austria
  • Aged and finished by our traditional butcher
  • Billing by the gram
  • Recyclable packaging
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  1. At Fitmeat, you only get premium meat of the best quality from selected small farmers in Austria.
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