Hanger Steak

Hanger Steak

$45.00 /lb.
Avg. 1.24 lb.

Fun Fact: A fun fact about hanger steak is its nickname, "butcher's steak." The nickname originated because butchers were known to reserve this particular cut for themselves rather than selling it, due to its exceptional taste and tenderness. The hanger steak comes from the muscle that helps support the diaphragm between a cow's rib and loin, hence it does virtually no work, which makes it particularly tender. It's a cut that was once one of the butcher’s best-kept secrets, known for its rich flavor that's more intense than many other cuts. Its popularity has grown as more people have discovered its qualities, but it remains a unique and sought-after piece of meat for those in the know, blending the perfect mix of flavor, tenderness, and culinary prestige

Wagyu Hanger Steak is a premium cut of beef harvested from the diaphragm area of Wagyu cattle, a breed renowned for its exceptional marbling, tenderness, and rich, buttery flavor. The Wagyu Hanger Steak is sometimes known as the "butcher's steak" because butchers would often keep this flavorful cut for themselves, as it was relatively unknown and underappreciated by consumers.

This cut is prized for its strong beef flavor, which is more intense than many other cuts, including some from the same high-quality Wagyu cattle. The Wagyu Hanger Steak has a grainy texture, which, when prepared correctly, contributes to its unique appeal. It's relatively lean yet marbled with fat, which ensures it remains tender and juicy when cooked.

Cooking Wagyu Hanger Steak typically involves high-heat methods such as grilling or pan-searing to develop a rich, caramelized crust while keeping the interior tender and moist. It's crucial not to overcook it; medium-rare to medium is often recommended to maximize its flavor and tenderness. Given its texture, slicing the steak across the grain is also key to ensuring it's as tender as possible when served.

Due to the limited amount of this cut available from each animal (there's only one hanger steak per cattle), combined with the high demand for Wagyu beef globally, Wagyu Hanger Steak can be a rare find and a luxurious treat for those who appreciate its distinctive taste and texture.