Eating Nose-to-Tail is sustainable and delicious, but sometimes it’s hard to know what to do with something you’ve never cooked and maybe never seen before! We’re here to help. We’re starting our Offal, Not Awful series in which we highlight delicious ways to enjoy more confusing cuts.
Pork Bones are full of flavor and nutrients and stock made from them is delicious. You can make a hearty stock or skim the fat off the top after chilling the stock for a leaner broth. No matter what, this should be a pantry staple. My favorite simple stock recipe uses a pair of pig’s feet or trotters as well as any uncooked or leftover cooked bones you have. Here’s a video that shows the simple process! Be sure to add salt and pepper to taste if being used as a broth drink. Otherwise leave it unseasoned until you use it. The trotters add a thickness to the stock, so don’t be concerned if it’s not entirely a liquid in the fridge. There are lots of variations out there for how to make delicious stock, here is another good one you can try. Pork stock is easy to make and you can use it in any recipe that calls for chicken stock, cook rice or beans in it, or make a delicious ramen soup broth. The possibilities are endless, so make a batch and freeze it for months, defrosting containers as you need them.