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What is the difference between Skirt and Flank?

Asked by Lysa , Last updated: Nov 17, 2020

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A. Cook

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A. Cook, English Professor, M.A, Ph.D, Kentucky

Answered Jul 28, 2020

Skirt and flank are two types of steak cuts, especially the cut between the last rib and the hip of a cow. Skirt and flank look almost the same, owing to the fact that both are steak cuts from the same location in the body of the cow. Skirt and flank steaks have a lot of similarities, in fact, they are often used interchangeably, most especially in some cooking recipes.

However, there are still some little differences between the two. While both are gotten from the same part of the cow, skit steaks are most times cut first, followed by the flank steaks. When you consider the skirt steak, it is fatter, longer, thinner than the flank steak, and it is very easy to cook, whereas flank steaks are leaner, tougher than the skirt steak, though it is considered to be healthier. Another difference is the fat content of the two with skirt steaks having higher fat content compared to flank steaks.

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E. Dixon

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Answered Jul 23, 2020

Steak is one of the most popular foods eaten in the world. It is a versatile meat, which is from cow, that can be used in a variety of dishes. There are different cuts of steak that a person can choose from. Two of those cuts of steak include skirt and flank. They are both taken from the same part of the cow, which is the area between the rib and the hip.

They are also similar in size and how thick they are. One difference between them is when they are cut. When cutting the meat of a cow, the skirt steak is cut first because it is at the front part. Another difference between them is that skirt steak is normally easier to cut, because it is longer, fatter, and softer.

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Answered Jul 14, 2020

Skirt and flank in this aspect refer to steak cuts that are gotten from similar part of a cow -the part between the hip and the rib. The two are similar in size, thickness, and in the way they can be cooked or prepared. Their location on the body of a cow is very similar.

The skirt steak is usually cut first, because it is located at the front part, while the flank steak is located just near and after it. The skirt steak is known to be longer, softer, fatter, and easier to cook when compared to the flank steak. Whereas, the flank steak is leaner, tougher, harder, and contains less fat, which makes it to be considered healthier than skirt steak.

Flank steak is usually this thin and elongated steak cut. Skirt steak cuts are usually used in Mexican dishes, Chinese stir-fry, Cuban Churrasco, and more. Conversely, the flank steak is also referred to as bavette, and is usually used in Asian dishes.

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