Pork project of the day: making stock

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What to do with a pile of pork bones from our last pig?

Pork Bones

Turn them into delicious homemade pork stock, of course!

roasted bones

The bones after roasting for 30 minutes at 400 degrees

veggies in stock pot

Some veggies and herbs in a stock pot with a little bit of pork fat

Adding water to the stock pot

Just add water!

after cooking

About 6 hours later…

After cooling overnight in the fridge and taking off the fat, what’s left?

Final stock

10 cups of homemade pork stock!

The recipe I used was from The Whole Hog Cookbook: Chops, Loin, Shoulder, Bacon, and All That Good Stuff, a recent addition to my cookbook library from which I expect to find many great pork recipes in the future…

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