Wednesday, December 17, 2014

You Can Suck It - Twice

It's overcast, snowing and a very nice day. Love this kind of cold because it doesn't hurt, says the indoor baker with nowhere to be.

At any rate, here are the knuckles I just finished for the pups. I can't stand the smell of them in my oven, so I grill these babies outside, in a big heavy cast iron. Before that, I roasted them in a foil-lined hog pan, but decided to use the hog pan as a toy bucket.

Below are the finished knuckles and marrow bones. Far less expensive than Tractor Supply (or overly-priced pet stores). Instead, I make these at home, from local beef.

Love that.

And that, my Boogerbutts, about wraps it up for me. Back to making my lab allergy-free, which today, is going very flippin' well. I didn't want to be a food allergy writer, but between last night's dairy-free caramel success and this morning, I've counted to ten and made my peace.

I'm gonna play, write, test and rewrite. So take that snot-filled dairy allergy. You can suck it.

Twice.

NOTE: Consult your vet. As some dogs have sensitive bellies, and cannot handle these goodies.

BAKE TEMP & TIME: 400F/200C outdoor grill, about 20 minutes, turning half-way through.

GARLIC: Some add garlic to these but it is believed that garlic is toxic for dogs. 

NOTE: Fat drippings will clog and harden in sink drains. Use the fat for cooking or properly bin the lard.

QUESTIONS: Just ask or email me.

38 comments:

  1. Are knuckles the same as pig's feet? If so, my parents used to eat them and considered pig's feet quite a treat. As for me: ewwww.

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    1. Hi Debra - These are cow knuckles and then the marrow bones in the picture, are cut right above the cow knuckle.

      Pig's feet (trotters), are something my butcher has and I want to try. Did you ever try them? Or is that too ewwww, for you? Which is understandable. 'm curious to taste them. Even if just once.

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    2. Are you sure they were referring to actual pig's feet?
      My mom (and hers before her, etc.) made a thing called pigs' feet, it was a patty-shaped piece of bread dough, fried and covered with butter and sugar/cinnamon.
      Not sure if it was a regional dish or just something our family made.

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    3. Hey Stu, yes real trotters, or pig's feet at our local butcher. Though your treat sounds yummy.

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    4. Ewwwwwwwww.....

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    5. lolololololol.

      What? No good?

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    6. Lucky pups....
      Love your flashing Christmas lights!

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  2. Your dogs must love you.
    It's in the fifties here. Trade you.

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    1. Noooo way. This is the best kind of cold. But I'll be happy to ship you extra snow when we get it.

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  3. This is the first time I've come to your blog and won't be leaving hungry. Ewwww!

    (If Blogger would allow for corrections, we wouldn't have to delete stuff....)

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    1. Hey Norma - I just deleted your deleted comment. Hahaha, about not leaving hungry. Sorry about that.

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  4. Your dogs are lucky, much like mine. Shame all dogs don't get given a bone and a warm bed.

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    1. Why anyone wouldn't spoil their pups, is beyond me. Why have them then, eh? Not us, you and me spoils ours.

      As it should be.

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    1. We feel lucky to have them. Even if once and awhile I want to put them on the slow boat to China.

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  6. sounds like happy dogs

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  7. I'm sure the dogs appreciate that!

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    1. Wiggy spent most of the morning going bat crap crazy for the smell. She knows they're baked and in the freezer. What she doesn't know, is how to open that freezer.

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    2. Hahahaha! I have this image stuck in my head now. Thank goodness our pets don't have opposable thumbs. Nothing would last in the house.

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  8. Your pups are very happy campers, I'm sure! I'm glad you take care of them like that. Our furry babies bring us so much joy. Why not spoil them a little?

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    1. I agree. Spoil them, spoil them.

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  9. Your doggies are very lucky puppies to have you for a parent.

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    1. We feel lucky to have found them. Such good pups, even though sometimes I want to put them on the slow boat to China.

      Funny cat on tree, you had on your post. Good stuff.

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  10. Your pups will be very happy.
    Do you freeze them after you have cooked them for later chewing enjoyment.

    cheers, parsnip

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    1. I do, Parsnip. For a few reasons, one it takes them much longer to break down. Two, they knuckles and bones stink. Well, I guess three, having them around would make both dogs bat crap crazy, 24/7.

      Have you baked any for your pups?

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    2. As they are both older and with all their health problems I haven't re-added any bones to their diet.
      I am making them some chicken jerky their favorite.

      cheers, parsnip

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  11. Hi Happy Whisk,

    I ate something that disagreed with me last week. So much so that I ended up crapping all over my human dad's new carpets and new bed. Heck, I even crapped on him.

    That recipe looks like puppy pawfection food. My vet says I'm okay now. Although, I'd have to be careful with your recipe, methinks.

    Pawsitive wishes,

    Penny :)

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    1. Dear Penny - Me agrees that these knuckles and bones would be too hard for your little belly to digest.

      Glad to hear that you're doing okay now. That is wonderful news.

      Pawsitive wishes, right back.

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  12. I think your dogs are fortunate to have you, and you are also blessed to have them. :)

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    1. I agree. Also, loved the little red shoes on your post. Too cute.

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  13. I can't even imagine what my parents' beagle would do with those. If I ventured a guess, he would be so conflicted on whether he should chew or bury immediately that he'd run in circles until he fainted. Very nice dog treats! Much nicer than the ones I bought him for Christmas.

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    1. Run in circles until he fainted, pets are so funny.

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  14. Well, your dogs are the lucky ones! I miss having a dog, thinking about a Corgi. Take care.

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  15. Being from New Orleans, I use these to flavor my soups, as all "Good" Cajuns do.

    But then, I have no puppies!

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    1. Hey Mystic - Those bones get used here in soups all the time, too. I'm not a fan of the smell in the house though.

      Cheers and welcome back.

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