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Feb 3, 2012 12:15 PM

Marrow bones...

I keep seeing things on TV and reading recipes about marrow bones. I haven't had them in a few years (last time was Prune in NY - insanely good), and was thinking about trying to roast some on my own.

The problem is that I don't know where to look. I emailed Jesse from Dai Due and he suggested Richardson Farms. I then emailed them– no dice.

Of course I'm going to ask CM and WF; I just figured I'd ask on here first to see if anybody's had any luck.


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  1. And just to clarify, I need hind leg beef bones. The recipe I'm looking at is from the Joe Beef cookbook, calling for roughly 6" bones, cross-cut.

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    1. re: popvulture

      That meat place on Bee Caves has 'em sometimes. (Meat House?) They're frozen, which is pretty standard when it comes to marrow bones, in my experience. And they're cross cut. Doubtful they'll be 6", but I've seen some in the 5" range there. I prefer bones cut lengthwise if I'm going to roast 'em, but they're tougher to find.

      1. re: Steven Dilley

        I thought "cross cut" was an odd term in the book, because according to the photo (or at least the way I'd describe it), they're cut lenghtwise. I'll take em any way I can get em though... thanks for the tip!

    2. Bastrop Cattle Company?

      You might try one of the farmer's markets (Peach Creek?) or maybe one of the remaining butcher shops (Lee's on W 38th or Longhorn Meat on MLK or Johnny G's on Manchaca).

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      1. re: brentwood

        Sweet, I'm definitely gonna go check out these places. Aside from marrow bones, I've really been looking for an old school butcher shop in general. Thanks!

        1. re: popvulture

          What about Lee's on 38th? I have had some good steaks from them. Not sure if they sell bones however.

          1. re: elpaninaro

            I think I saw some at the Burnet/Koenig HEB. I'll check again tomorrow.

      2. They almost always have them on the bottom shelf of the meat freezer at Wheatsville. They are from a local farm. I had a craving for them recently, and they were great!