from the Austrian straw pig
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The Spider 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 bat 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 one of the more unknown ones in Austria and Germany - unless you are in a circle of BBQ fans. They know exactly what's what and appreciate the steak for its taste and incomparable texture.
Fitmeat Meat from Straw Pig
That's why our Spider Steak is brilliant!
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. That's why our bat steaks come from Austrian Gustino straw pigs. They lead a really fine life on an idyllic family farm.
There, they grow up in small groups, have opportunities to play and be occupied, can cuddle in the straw and simply feel very comfortable. Slaughtering takes place either on the farm or at the nearby butcher or slaughterhouse. This way, there is hardly any stress for the animals and the meat quality is correspondingly high.
Recommendation for cooking
In the pan
Quantity per person
Per person approx. 250-300g (approx. 1-2 pieces)
Herkunft und Haltung
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 noticeable in the taste. If you compare pigs from factory farms, for example, one thing is immediately clear: due to the permanent stress, the meat is much firmer, loses a lot of water during roasting and has hardly any flavour of its own.
For us at Fitmeat, this kind 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 the careful and stress-free individual slaughter of the pigs, our butchers leave the straw pigs to mature on the bone for a few days. The result is juicy and tender pieces of pork with a wonderful aroma.
Details to the article ”Spider steaks”
|Breed||Noble pig/landrace x Pietrain|
|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||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?