How To Butcher An Entire Cow: Every Cut Of Meat Explained

Submitted by: daegog 2 months ago in Lifestyle


You know the difference between a flank steak and top round? You will.
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Male 705
How bout brains? Cow brains are delicious too. Also I want him to cut and cook my steak.
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Male 518
I knew the muscles from anatomy class. Really this just frustrated me that my local butchers are so bad at what they do...
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Male 92
Very interesting, and great to see an expert butcher at work.
What's also interesting is the different method of butchery from what's seen elsewhere around the world; even in the UK there are differences between Scottish and English cuts of beef; this is way different, and the names of the cuts are completely alien .. oh, and if you ever have a tagine in North Africa it's chopped into chunks and not butchered at all!

That carcass seems very fatty compared with what I'm used to (admittedly I've been spoiled, I've a freezer full of DIY butchered Fallow venison)





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Male 40,266
Not "every" cut of meat.  Didn't mention the tongue which is delicious and tender. Tongue sandwiches are great.
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Male 1,891
Gerry1of1 Tongue and eggs on toast!  Yay
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Male 518
Gerry1of1 Linguas tacos....mmmmm....
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Male 21,025
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Male 40,266
fancylad Look at that delicious beefy tongue smothered in mushroom gravy! MMMMMM

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Male 441
Gerry1of1 And no Rocky Mountain Oysters.
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Male 40,266
DerryNH Technically not a "meat". 
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Male 441
Gerry1of1 And, I suppose, technically not from a cow. Even if the cow identifies as a bull.
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Male 1,940
DerryNH No, they're not from a cow. "Mountain oysters" are HOG nuts, not bull nuts.
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Male 1,531
DerryNH so, that nonsense has spilled over to the bovine community.  Swell.
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Male 21,025
DerryNH Balls?
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Male 441
fancylad Yep. Somebody, at some point, looked under a bull and said "well, hey! those look yummy!" 
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Male 1,531
DerryNH probably a bullfighter.
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Male 5,214
Gerry1of1 Indeed. Tongue sandwiches speak for themselves.
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Male 1,531
squrlz4ever you are a never ending supply or mirth.
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Male 40,266
squrlz4ever 
How did the  hipster burn his tongue? 

He drank his coffee before it was cool.
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Male 1,531
Gerry1of1 that was weak, I expect better from you.  Don't make me give you a tongue lashing again.
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Male 5,214
Gerry1of1 LOL. Okay, I was searching for a good tongue joke but found this one instead. Hope you like it.

Three guys begin work at a toothbrush company as salesmen. Each day, two of the guys sell 20 toothbrushes each, and the third guy consistently sells 200. The other two guys are jealous, but they can't figure out his secret. Then, one day, they run into him at the mall, where he's set up a tobacco dip sample table.

"Ha! So this is your secret?" jeers the first guy.

"Try some dip," says the third. They both take a little bit o' dip.

"Ech!" says the second guy. "This tastes like shit!"

"It is shit. Would you like to buy a toothbrush?"

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Male 5,214
squrlz4ever To whomever downvoted my toothbrush joke: Yeah, I know. It was off-topic and more than a little gross. My apologies.

Still, I can't help myself: That last line makes me crack up every time.
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Female 4,606
Gerry1of1 that's all you dude.  I can't taste something that tastes me back.
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Male 40,266
melcervini Nah, they take the skin with taste buds off. Just like they take the skin with the hair off of your steak.
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Male 1,453
Gerry1of1 The only place I could eat a tongue sandwich was in the Jewish delis in NYC. Sliced paper thin and served on fresh Rye bread with spicy mustard. That I can do. My Mom used to serve it like Gerry's pic and I'd rather eat a shoe sole.
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Female 4,606
Gerry1of1 Blick
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Male 1,891
save for later.....haven't studied this since culinary school 20+ years ago

Good submission just for being educational.
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