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Old 04-11-2011, 07:05 PM
 
Location: DFW
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I finished some pork chops and saved the bones, and boiled them into a soup. It's very good, provided you add some topping to it (i.e. veggies.) Is it possible to reboil the bones over and over again? How many times is too many?
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Old 04-11-2011, 07:09 PM
 
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You might boil them a second time, but that is probably it. Even the second time the stock they provide will be somewhat thin is flavor. Try throwing in some celery, carrots, and maybe a bay leaf to amp up the flavor. Remember, to remove the bay leaf before consumption.
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Old 04-12-2011, 07:56 AM
 
Location: Charlotte county, Florida
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I think after boiling them once they are pretty much done.. Like teach says though, adding some strong flavored Veg and spices can make them go a little longer.
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Old 04-12-2011, 06:27 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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Be sure to add enough acidic content when you boil them the first time, to draw the nutritious calcium out of them and into your stock. A few tablespoons of lemon juice of vinegar. You'll know it works if the bones get soft---it's the calcium that gives then hard rigidity.

The flavor from the bones does not come from the bones, but from the non-bony material that is stuck to them and the marrow inside. Once that's gone, and the calcium is extracted, there's nothing left with either flavor or nutrition.
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