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Is it worth it to make your own demi glace?

Violatp Nov 27, 2010 01:32 AM

I've been wanting some for ages but wonder if it's worth it? Or if there's a good brand to buy at maybe Bi Rite or Golden Gate Meats?

I've been reading recipes for it and they vary like crazy but one thing they seem to share is up to a dozen or more hours of cooking down 10 or 15 quarts of broth into two cups of demi glace.

Worth it? I could get the good veal bones at Guerra Meats, I think; though I would need to purchase the giant stock pot.

And if it is worth it, does anyone have a really great recipe? Thank you!

Golden Gate Meat
Ferry Slip, San Francisco, CA 94111

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  1. wolfe RE: Violatp Nov 27, 2010 02:04 AM


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      Violatp RE: wolfe Nov 27, 2010 02:59 AM

      Wow, I had no idea it was on Amazon for such a good price! I've seen teensy little single serving type sizes for those kind of prices!

      Yup, doesn't seem as though making it is worth it.

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        Lord Griffin RE: wolfe Nov 27, 2010 08:43 AM

        that website is sketchy and looks like it is just selling its own... which doesnt say anything about quality. I would be much more inclined to go to Bi-Rite or Golden Gate meats. I know Bi-RIte has some, although they were out the day before thanksgiving.

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          wolfe RE: Lord Griffin Nov 27, 2010 09:38 AM

          Actually I was happy with the Gold that I purchased at Monterey Market. Priced and treated as if it were gold.

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            SteveG RE: wolfe Jan 11, 2011 01:27 PM

            I should have paid more attention to package size and price, but Falletti market in San Francisco carries the Demi Glace Gold line of reduced stocks in front of the butcher counter. Smaller than 16 oz for about $6 if I remember right. Maybe 3 or 5 oz worth.

      2. Robert Lauriston RE: Violatp Nov 27, 2010 08:56 AM

        La Bedaine sells excellent glace (same thing but more reduced) for cheap.

        La Bedaine
        1585 Solano Ave, Berkeley, CA 94706

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          Violatp RE: Robert Lauriston Nov 27, 2010 09:22 AM

          All excellent info, thank you! I look forward to yummy sauces!

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            jackzchow RE: Violatp Dec 21, 2010 07:10 AM

            I've been using the More Than Gourmet Veal Glace and French Brown Sauces for awhile and find them to be very good. The best prices are at Amazon and I only buy the 16 oz tubs. Much eaiser than spending at least 24 hours making your own.

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