'Ration-book’ meat cuts such as heart, cheeks, trotters and sweetbreads are growing more and more popular -- Fad, or necessity?
Its competitor Morrisons, meanwhile (morrisons.co.uk), has been quietly selling heart, hock and such like for years. Butchers, too, may not have these more interesting cuts on display, but most are delighted to fetch them from the fridge.
These lesser-known bits aren’t just good value, they are delicious, too. Some need cooking for longer, but others, such as liver, are cooked in a flash. They are generally lean and with no pesky bones, although you may have to do a little fiddling around removing membranes.
The flavour is meaty but, with the exception of pig’s kidneys and tripe, not overpoweringly strong. Here are some of my favourites. Be brave. You won’t regret it. more