Bone Broth

I’ve been reading a lot about bone broth lately, and decided to try it.

I got marrow bones from a local butcher, and roasted them before adding them to the crock pot.

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Next I added two heads of garlic, an onion, baby carrots, celery, sage, thyme, peppercorns, and some salt. You can add pretty much whatever you want.

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Added distilled water, covered, and cooked for 48 hours. After straining everything out, I tried a mug.

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It was extremely oily, but tasted great! Also the fat rises to the top after chilling in the fridge, so you can just scrape it off. I saved it for cooking, and it’s been great for steak and eggs. I have already used about half.

I’m happy with this batch. Next time, I want to find a couple chicken feet to add. I’m hoping to use Thanksgiving turkey bones in my next batch as well.

I found these articles informative and inspiring. They first one is a more in-depth recipe, the second is the science of why bone broth is good for you:

Bone Broth Basics: Make Bone Broth in a Slow Cooker by Vivian Cheng @ The Real Food Guide

The Health Benefits of Bone Broth by The Paleo Mom