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If eating head to tail is good, what about head to toe?

Commented on December 29, 2011
Created December 15, 2011 at 12:35 AM

So I was in the Mexican grocery store yesterday and came upon a package of weird sliced bony things called 'pata' and bought one package for the dogs to chew on. Looked up Pata and it is sliced hooves, presumably from cattle.

Would there be any point in throwing them in the bone broth crock pot? It would likely gel the broth I think.

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on December 29, 2011
at 02:04 AM

Thd ones I bought were cross cut into fairly small sections and would easily fit in a crockpot.

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on December 29, 2011
at 01:39 AM

Based on how hard mine were and how long it took to cook them down, I'd buy them while the meat dept. is open and ask them to cut them into smaller pieces. There are a bunch of smallish bones, but they are bound so tightly together you'd need a power saw to cut them apart.

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on December 15, 2011
at 04:57 AM

I tried chicken feet once at a Chinese restaurant and couldn't get any meat off of them. Maybe I was supposed to chew longer or crunch them up, but I never ordered them again.

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on December 15, 2011
at 01:47 AM

+++ for question wording!

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on December 15, 2011
at 01:14 AM

Egads! Guess the dogs will have some competition then!

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on December 29, 2011
at 01:36 AM

I got a good question. They sound like they'd be too big for my biggest slow-cooker (a 3-quart - I know, I know, I gotta buy a bigger one one of these days).

Are they fleshy enough to cut the down if necessary, or would I have to break out the hacksaw?

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on December 29, 2011
at 01:39 AM

Based on how hard mine were and how long it took to cook them down, I'd buy them while the meat dept. is open and ask them to cut them into smaller pieces. There are a bunch of smallish bones, but they are bound so tightly together you'd need a power saw to cut them apart.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on December 29, 2011
at 02:04 AM

Thd ones I bought were cross cut into fairly small sections and would easily fit in a crockpot.

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96bf58d8c6bd492dc5b8ae46203fe247

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on December 15, 2011
at 12:45 AM

I bought some! They were labeled feet, and they were cut off above the ankle so you had the joint plus the hoof. They were also sliced vertically which helped make sure all the good stuff got cooked off the bones.

I also included marrow bones and some odd bones cut off blade/chuck steaks. I must say it was the gooiest, tastiest broth I've ever made. I already have a package in the freezer for the next batch.

BTW, I cooked it to clean bones and found the fully cooked hoof was soft enough to chew and swallow easily. It was only slightly more firm than cartilage.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on December 15, 2011
at 01:14 AM

Egads! Guess the dogs will have some competition then!

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on December 15, 2011
at 04:57 AM

I tried chicken feet once at a Chinese restaurant and couldn't get any meat off of them. Maybe I was supposed to chew longer or crunch them up, but I never ordered them again.

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