Pork steaks are very popular among Germans and pretty much always present in restaurants, barbecues and fairground events like the Oktoberfest.
The Schweinenackensteak (pork neck steak) is made from the neck of the pig. Since the neck carries the head of the pig, it is especially strong. Neck steaks stand out in how juicy and tender and flavorful they are. The large part in muscular fat makes for good taste and keeps meat tender while it is roasted or grilled. This is why you get tasty steaks from the pork neck both for grilling and pan frying.
How are pork steaks called in German?
This cut of the meat is called either "Schweinenackensteak" or short "Nackensteak" or "Schweinesteak".
How to pronounce "Schweinesteak"?
Listen to this audio file to hear how to say "Schweinesteak" in German.
Authentic German Pork Steak Recipe
Pork Neck Steaks
- 6 pork steaks If you buy a whole roast, you should get about 3 pounds without the bones.
- 2 tsp. coarse Kosher salt
- 1 tsp. coarse pepper
- 1 tsp. brown sugar
- 1 tbsp. coarse paprika
- 1 tbsp. garlic paste
- 1 tbsp. mustard
- 1 tbsp. vegetable oil
- 2 tbsp. beer
- Mix together all marinade ingredients.
- Rinse pork steaks and pat dry with a paper towel.
- Brush pork steaks with marinade on both sides.
- Place into a casserole pan, cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.
- Grill until well done, about 4-5 minutes per side.
How to Serve German Pork Steaks?
Serve with your favorite German potato salad or noodle salad. Or serve as a hearty sandwich by placing a nicely grilled pork steak on a crispy German brotchen or pretzel roll.