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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2 Responses to Pork project of the day: making stock

  1. John and I used our pork bones to make a stock for some delicious tonkotsu ramen. So good! What are you planning to make with yours?

    • I used some of it right away in a pork stew…the recipe had called for chicken stock but why use that when I’ve got fresh pork stock!

      The rest is all in my freezer for now, but ramen sounds like a really great idea for it. I figure I’ll definitely be using some when I get around to slow-cooking some of tougher cuts of pork as well that could use it.

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