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Serendipity...Found my new meat shop

WokOnMediumWokOnMedium Posts: 1,376
edited 12:20PM in EggHead Forum
Lawrence's was the grocery store I went to when I lived in my second apartment in Hinton. It was small, not a lot of selection, but it was on the way home from work. Well, I recently learned that I can buy prime beef there....the only place in town!

Sooooo, as you saw earlier I bought a prime rib roast (which is why I was there), lots and lots of changes, even less selection for groceries, but it was meat heaven!

On my way to the back cooler I saw a cooler with smaller cuts. And noticed these here packages:
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I've been dreaming of some jerky so I took a closer look and HOLY CRAP!!!!!!
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When was the last time you saw that kind of price tag on flank? So I grabbed two packages (8 lbs). Got them home and had to cut off a little fat, but they were beauties. Cut them into strips with the grain, and shook on some High Mountain jerky stuff. We'll be smokin' tomorrow afternoon.
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Comments

  • JERKY FEST 2011!
    You go girlfriend!!
  • cookn bikercookn biker Posts: 13,407
    Nice! Take pictures Staci.
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  • Little StevenLittle Steven Posts: 28,665
    Staci,

    That is cheap. Choice is one or two down from prime? I don't think grading matters on a flank anyway.

    Steve

    Steve 

    Caledon, ON

     

  • WokOnMediumWokOnMedium Posts: 1,376
    Steven, I don't know where choice falls. I gotta tell you most of the time I don't know what the heck I'm doing. There was some trimming to do because I think the goal is lean. It had a couple ribbons of fat layered inside, so we'll see, God knows I've made more expensive mistakes in my life ( we won't list them here [Roger]), so if it's not a total loss I'm okay with it. :laugh:

    I'll let you know how it goes tomorrow.
  • loco_engrloco_engr Posts: 3,673
    I'll volunteer to be an off site field tester! :laugh:
  • RipnemRipnem Posts: 5,511
    Stac,

    Show us how it turns out. I'm eager to make some jerky soon.
  • Little StevenLittle Steven Posts: 28,665
    Buddy,

    You can cook flank other ways too :laugh:

    Steve 

    Caledon, ON

     

  • onedbguruonedbguru Posts: 1,242
    If you are making jerky with it, trimming the fat may be desirable. If you are making fajitas or other dishes, the biggest mistake is trimming it. I have not found a meat shop yet that didn't trim it all off. Skirt and flank needs that fat-cap just like brisket and pork butt/shoulder to make it tender and juicy. With it trimmed too much, IMO, it tends to be dry and chewy.
  • HossHoss Posts: 14,600
    USDA...#1-Prime,#2-choice,#3-select,#4-cutter/utility. ;)
  • WokOnMediumWokOnMedium Posts: 1,376
    Didn't have a whole fat cap, but more fat than I have ever seen on a flank. Jerky trim, any other purpose I've seen people threatened with banishment! I know better! :laugh:
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