on November 26, 2012
in problems and questions
Any questions? I am unable to find beef cheeks – have tried Whole Foods as well as two local butcher shops. No luck.
This post was written by MARY who has written 112 posts on French Fridays with Dorie.
I couldn’t get beef cheeks, so I used chuck roast – and doubled the carrots. I was told this was the best “pot roast” I have made. It was even better as leftovers.
(I might possibly have been chided for swiping two cups of someone’s Malbec to use in the stew…Hey, if it’s good enough for drinking, then it’s good enough for cooking, right?)
Some people say if you won’t drink it, you shouldn’t cook with it, so I’d say you made the right call with the wine. :)
I used stewing beef too – was too rushed the weekend I made this (and all the other FFWD recipes) to head out in search of the cheeks. It was SO good – odd for sure and hard to make it look pretty but so delicious. And of course decent wine helps ;)
I’m also using chuck roast! I called 3 butchers in my area and they said they don’t carry it and would not be able to get it for me. That made it easy!!
Today I purchased my chuck roast – felt defeated by the beef cheek search. It’s something about having to be a store/shop that butchers the entire cow on premises which I understand most grocery stores and butcher shops no longer do. Cowards!
Also was feeling “cheeky” so went to my wine store and bought a bottle of good red wine – enough to pour in the pot and into my mouth.
I opened a fantastic cab, used the 2 cups and finished off the rest while it was cooking. When I was done I didn’t much care if it was beef cheek, chuck, or tuna fish. Tasted great!
This was amazing!!
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