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Bone in or out????

MickeyTMickeyT Posts: 607
edited November -1 in EggHead Forum
<p />Howdy all,[p]I have done 2 butt's so far. One with bone in and one without. Both cooked the same way. I thought the one with bone was tastier and more moist than the other. The one without was stringier and a little tougher to chew. My imagination or what? Also the one without was done quicker. Go figure.[p]Thanks egger's[p]Mick


  • Car Wash MikeCar Wash Mike Posts: 11,244
    MickeyT., Spending 20 years in the grocery and listening to my mother. IMHO you are not imagining things. Roasts with bones whether it be beef or pork tend to have a better flavor. It is specially true in beef. When the beef industry went to boneless beef the quality (actually taste) of roasts changed quite abit. My mother still to this day says you can't beat a seven bone chuck roast.[p]CWM[p]
  • ChefRDChefRD Posts: 438
    MickeyT., Glad to meet ya'. I have to agree with CWM. I've cooked a lot of both and it definitely seems to me that bone-in is juicier and just tastes better. Maybe it really doesn't matter, but if not, it fooled me, and now thats what I usually buy. :)

  • JJJJ Posts: 951
    Go for the bone in, as the bone marrow gives it that extra flavor kick. Even with steak I always prefer to get ones with bone in.

  • Char-WoodyChar-Woody Posts: 2,642
    JJ, Yuppers, I agree. Seems bone in adds flavor.
    Old C~W....

  • Car Wash Mike, goodun! Wish I had said that. :-)

  • JJJJ Posts: 951
    Bones make great soup and stock.

  • MickeyTMickeyT Posts: 607
    Thanks everybody. [p]From now on it's bone in.[p]Mick
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