Bone broth

This is another super simple and forgiving recipe that takes a long time.  Now that I’ve been drinking the broth for a bit, I find I like to have it for breakfast like a second cup of (rich and savory) tea.

Ingredients:

  • Beef soup or marrow bones (about 1 lb)
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1-2 stalks of celery
  • Fresh herbs
    • Rosemary
    • Thyme
    • Ginger root (sliced)
  • Whole black pepper corns
  • Salt

Recipe:

  • Peel the ginger and slice it into coins
  • Put everything in a crock pot
  • Fill to the top with water
  • Simmer for about 30 hours
  • Strain out the bones and herbs

The point of adding the lemon juice and simmering for a long time is to help get the nutrients out of the bones.  If you’ve simmered it long enough, once the broth is cold, it’ll form a gel.  The broth has a decent amount of fat in it, which all floats to the surface.  I store the broth in the fridge, and once it’s cool, a puck of fat forms at the top of the container.  If I don’t want to eat the fat, I just take the puck off the top and discard it.

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