Two Thor's Hammer steaks with salt and herbs
What Is A Thor's Hammer Steak And What's The Right Way To Eat It?
Thor's Hammer steaks are cut from a gargantuan chunk of beef and bear an uncanny resemblance to the signature weapon of Thor, the Norse god of thunder.
Officially known as a bone-in beef shank, a whole Thor's Hammer weighs about seven to eight pounds, so it's more commonly sliced into smaller steaks.
At first glance, a Thor’s Hammer steak may look marbled with lots of fat, but this is actually sinewy connective tissue, making it one of the toughest cuts of beef.
This cut of steak should never be put on the grill or otherwise cooked with a hot and fast method. The best way to achieve a melt-in-your-mouth texture is to slow-cook it.
Thor's Hammer steaks may be hard to find in a supermarket. If you manage to get your hands on one, put it to good use in osso buco, boeuf Bourguignon, or Korean Sataejjim.