Bone Broth Baby

I added baby to the title just to get the alliteration.

I was hassled by a friend to make bone broth. Up to a few months ago I never thought about bone broth or ever thought I would want it if I did. I thought broth was something in a can made by Swanson’s. It turns out it is something you can make at home and I did it.

My process for making the broth was first getting the bones. It was not easy. I went to about four meat places and was told no bones. I was beginning to think boneless cows, pigs, and chickens were being raised. I took a ten minute train ride to the downtown area and went into a butcher shop in and alley and asked, “Do you have any bones?”

The response was, “Is Pork bones okay? “

”Sure”

”How much?”

”How expensive?”

Then I got three big bones I think they were connected somehow to a pig’s shoulder. I got home with these and put them in a pressure pot with water, vegetables, and some spices. To not bore you with the details it worked. Or I think I did it right because the broth gelled after the fat was taken off it when it cooled down. I made a couple quarts of the stuff.

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13 thoughts on “Bone Broth Baby”

  1. 10 Cents:

    MJBubba:
    Good for you.   Much better than miso.

    Why do you think miso is bad? Sodium?

    It is just not my taste, I suppose.

    I cannot compare miso to anything that is on my regular diet, so I won’t try to characterize it.   I only mentioned it because it is quintessentially Japanese.

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  2. drlorentz:

    G.D.:
    OK, 10 Centavos, try this on for size…

    https://www.soulfoodandsoutherncooking.com/pickled-pigs-feet-recipe.html

    Never had it, my Father used to have it, but just not my thing I guess. It may be a little better than bone soup as it has some meat.

    I had it when I was a kid. Mostly just tasted like whatever it was pickled in.

    I used to see this on a shelf in a jar at the grocery store. The pigs feet didn’t look very big. Piglets?

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  3. Thanks for the report! It sounds like a great way to make broth during hot weather, as the contraption puts out far less heat than does a cauldron on the stovetop.

    Do you have plans for the broth? and for the fat?

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  4. Un bon os, a good bone, is the point of a story that this is making me start to remember.  It’s just about how you go to your butcher as usual, buy some meat as usual, and your butcher gives you a present for lagniappe, the present being un bon os.  That would be defined as a big marrow bone, on account of the marrow gives richness to broth.  An M.F.K. Fisher book?  A Julia Child TV episode? Or just a fevered imagination?

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  5. The title made me think you were going to grok a disincorporated baby as did Valentine Michael Smith’s friends from Heinlein’s “Stranger in a Strange Land.” Mike needed a little extra salt.

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  6. Probably need to have my first cuppa before coming to Ratburger. No telling what I will find here that will trigger my warped sense of humor. It  is 5:30 a.m. or so in Montana

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  7. jzdro:
    Thanks for the report! It sounds like a great way to make broth during hot weather, as the contraption puts out far less heat than does a cauldron on the stovetop.

    Do you have plans for the broth? and for the fat?

    I saved the fat and will probably cook with it.

    I am ladling out the broth into a mug and microwaving it to drink.

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