Butcher’s Tips

Before You Shop

Before purchasing pork, take a moment to consider your needs. Ask yourself a couple of quick questions:

  • How many people are you planning to feed? The average serving size for pork is 3 ounces of cooked meat. Start with 4 ounces of boneless, raw pork to yield 3 ounces of cooked pork. A 3-ounce serving is about the size of a deck of cards.
  • What is the eating occasion? If time is limited for a weeknight meal, select smaller quick-cooking cuts such as pork chops, cutlets, cubes or strips. If you’re entertaining for a holiday meal and have several other dishes to prepare, consider choosing larger, slow-cooking cuts such as roasts that cook several hours and require little attention.