How do you guys work in the ratio for these huge things? They are like a foot long and look really meaty. So would about half of one of these be good for the RMB? I want to get away from trying to weigh everything so I want an idea of how you eyeball it.
If it is a tom neck (maybe an inch and a half thick) you might get by with 1/3 of one for RMB and then add MM to it. If it is a hen neck (maybe an inch in diameter) I would use about half of one for RMB and add MM.
Danielle, how are the turkey necks working for your crew? Do they digest the bones well? Do you get them at a butcher's, or at an Aldi or Edeka or Tegut grocery store? I am also looking for reliable sources. Hoping all is going well with the pups on raw!
PS-- If you guys have a Schlecker out that way, they usually have cheap kitchen scales!
We got one from Saturn yesterday. It has kilos and pounds on it. So now I can convert stuff when someone tells me something in ounces for a recipe. lol
I pay 3.15 for 3 tom necks from Beisiegel/wholesaler. They have to be 2 inches across!
We just chop them up in big chunks and they chew them all up. So no problems so far. This morning it was turkey neck and ground turkey. We are running out of deer and rabbit.
Put in an order this morning for 9 kilos of heart and 9 kilos of rindfleisch plus some of their pig ears. Almost 60 euros! Need to go shopping for some more ground turkey and chicken breast.
90 kilos of meat a month is a lot! I still haven't sent Jens over to the Metzgerei that is 5 houses away. I need to do that. I also wonder where the butcher cows go to. We have 3 herds of cows in this town. I know one is for dairy and the other meat, not sure of the third. They have to go somewhere for processing though.