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Pork Bones- What to do?

EdBakesBread Dec 29, 2010 02:23 PM

Just finished off a pork roast and am left with the bone(s). I've tried to make a stock out of them before, but it wasn't really that flavorful. Any ideas, or are pork bones simply destined for the garbage?

Thanks.

  1. bushwickgirl Dec 30, 2010 06:18 AM

    I throw them in the pot when braising hearty greens, collards, turnips and the like, if I don't have neck bones or a ham hock. Roasted pork bones not the best choice for stock, but will add a bit of porkiness to soup and stewed greens.

    1. John E. Dec 29, 2010 05:50 PM

      I make pork stock to make chile verde or a pork posole. A raw pork bone has more flavor. I too would get some neck bones with meat to add to the bone you already have.

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        lilygirl Dec 30, 2010 08:57 AM

        I'm with John ... throw the pork bone in the crockpot with extra neck bones, LOTS of garlic and onion, couple of bay leaves to stew a while. throw in a can of hominy and some green chile or red chile sauce. Season with oregano and ( if using red chile a little sabor de tomate con pollo (in the mexican food section). Serve with lime wedges, shredded cabbage, cilantro and corn tortillas ... and a beer ... if it doesn't taste good ... drink another beer.

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          coll Dec 30, 2010 01:27 PM

          Am I the only one that gets little pieces of the neck bone (vertabrae?) in the finished product? I've almost broken my tooth a few times and always swear never again.

      2. coll Dec 29, 2010 02:51 PM

        Make split pea or Navy Bean soup, I would never throw out pork bones! I worship them to tell the truth. I put the bones in with the beans after the initial "getting the soup going" and let the marrow come out on its own.

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          fourunder Dec 29, 2010 02:47 PM

          Pork Stock is good for bean soup and Asian Soup recipes.......however, if you scraped the bones clean, it's true there isn't much to make a intensely rich soup stock. Freeze the bones and make stock after the next time you have another pork roast......or consider buying some neck bones to make an immediate stock.

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