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Is this wrong?

So I got a dry aged prime bone-in strip for myself and decided to buy a choice bone-in strip for the wife. I mean he only had one prime strip left and why should we both suffer, right? The other little piece is a small cut of boneless short rib he gave me to try on the grill.
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  • MickeyMickey Posts: 16,048
    Works for me. Did you tell her? Are you able to answer this? If so, all worked out.......
    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini, just added a Mini Max (I'm good for now). 

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  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 12,899
    Lovely marbling.  So not wrong.
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  • lousubcaplousubcap Posts: 5,952
    Just make sure SWMBO doesn't see an itemized bill or you will be buying more than steaks :)
    Louisville
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  • SmokinDAWG82SmokinDAWG82 Posts: 1,704
    Just ask her which one she wants, you will win one way or the other.
    LBGE
    Go Dawgs! - Marietta, GA
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  • IrishDevlIrishDevl Posts: 1,390
    "Honey, would you like this dry steak (leave) out a few words (aged, prime) or this beautiful steak of choice?"
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  • AviatorAviator Posts: 1,519
    edited March 2013

    idevl, I think there is guilt involved leading to the post. Hmmmmmm

    Now go have a double of that single malt and get on with cooking. After its all eaten, you have nothing to talk about.

    :D

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  • JohnInCarolinaJohnInCarolina Posts: 1,964
    My father once explained to me the philosophy of splitting something (say, like a candy bar) with a friend.  First, you cut the bar in half doing the best you can.  Now, invariably, one side will be a little bit bigger than the other.  But you offer your friend the choice.  If he's a good friend, he'll see you did the best you could and select the slightly smaller half.

    I'm not sure how any of that applies here, but take it for what it's worth.
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  • EggcelsiorEggcelsior Posts: 10,514
    IrishDevl said:
    "Honey, would you like this dry steak (leave) out a few words (aged, prime) or this beautiful steak of choice?"
    "Honey, the darker-looking one is a little rotten. So am I, but I am a Devil after all. Take it for what it's worth"

    This should cover you either way.
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  • IrishDevlIrishDevl Posts: 1,390


    IrishDevl said:

    "Honey, would you like this dry steak (leave) out a few words (aged, prime) or this beautiful steak of choice?"

    "Honey, the darker-looking one is a little rotten. So am I, but I am a Devil after all. Take it for what it's worth"

    This should cover you either way.


    IrishDevl said:

    "Honey, would you like this dry steak (leave) out a few words (aged, prime) or this beautiful steak of choice?"

    "Honey, the darker-looking one is a little rotten. So am I, but I am a Devil after all. Take it for what it's worth"

    This should cover you either way.


    I like it.
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  • yzziyzzi Posts: 1,793
    Just split them both to do a side by side taste test. Win win.
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  • thetrimthetrim Posts: 903
    I'd love to hear your taste test results.  I wonder if there really is a difference???
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  • IrishDevlIrishDevl Posts: 1,390
    thetrim said:
    I'd love to hear your taste test results.  I wonder if there really is a difference???
    I will let you know. Definitely a bit more marbling in the prime and you could see it.  My butcher nearly always points me at his choice and they are delicious, no it sure I have ever bought a prime NY strip off him. Can't recall, will post results and get the misses opinion as well. 
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  • J_QueJ_Que Posts: 201
    What she don't know won't hurt her.
    I knew all the rules, but the rules did not know me.
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  • SmokeyPittSmokeyPitt Posts: 5,867
    Not wrong at all!  I guess you could go halfsies with the two steaks...


    Which came first the chicken or the egg?  I egged the chicken and then I ate his leg. 

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  • SmokinDAWG82SmokinDAWG82 Posts: 1,704
    Does she read this forum? You may be screwed
    LBGE
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  • hapsterhapster Posts: 6,439
    Prime vs Choice... I've had choice steaks that were right up there with any prime I paid for out. I think it has to do with the individual cow and how well you nail the cook, more so than the FDA grade

    You'll enjoy it no matter which one you end up with :)
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  • RLeeperRLeeper Posts: 480
    Cook the prime rare and the choice to medium well. Should make life easier for you!
    Extra Large, Large, and Mini. Tucker, GA
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  • pgprescottpgprescott Posts: 1,135
    You're just shielding her from all that extra fat, right. Who wants all that extra fat running through their steak anyway? Enjoy with a clear conscience.
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  • IrishDevlIrishDevl Posts: 1,390
    Verdict in, both cooked to perfect medium rare. The prime was more tender, but the choice was like butter. Both had an unbelievable flavor and the prime cost $9 per pound more. So, choice wins by a landslide and my butcher is always pushing this on me anyway. I love my butcher.
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  • IrishDevlIrishDevl Posts: 1,390
    Also, that piece of short rib was a winner and my kids ate every bit of it.
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