I want to mince some lamb,

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Biggles !

I want to mince some lamb,

but don't know what part of the animal would be best for turning into mince. I don't want to use a leg because we love eating leg of lamb. Will appreciate your advice, thanks.

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Queen of Puds

lamb to mince

I'd use neck fillet I think. Not so tough that it needs over long cooking but not so lean to be a roasting cut either?

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Yummy

Minced Lamb

Oooo !! dilema Biggs, I love Roast lamb too.....could you use the top end, the chump and a bit of shoulder perhaps? I use neck chops for doing Lancashire hotpot, but cook them first them pick off the meat, tasty but fiddly . Thing is, you think you have sufficient and then, when the fat is cooked out, hardly any meat left !

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sandra

Lamb mince

I use neck,flank and scrag - buy a little of each and mince together.
I say little as I'm the only one that eats it. At least that is what my family think !

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Biggles !

Lamb mince

Thanks, I suppose I can use almost any part of the lamb providing I remove most of the fat and the sinews. I've got a good choice because my friend's lambs are going for slaughter next week; I need to decide what to ask for. I've already requested 4 legs and 4 shoulders. We love lamb and mutton.

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Welshcookie

Minced lamb

Shoulder is what I normally ask the butcher to mince for me.

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Yummy

oooo ! Sandra !!


"At least that is what my family think ! "

Hope you're not going down the "findus"
route there Sandra !! :)

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sandra

Minced lamb

I'm a wicked woman Yummy !

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Tompeters

Mincing

The problem with mincing at home is that most of us have food processors and they don't 'mince'. They don't even 'cut', they 'hack'. The action of a traditional mincer is more like a cut, or scissors-cut and the effect is different.

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Biggles !

Mincing own meat

Hi, I've long wanted to make my own mince from meat from a known source. I now have sources of good organic meat. Last year I discovered a Kenwood meat mincer / sausage maker. It was half price on Amazon and is amazing. It's not too large and minces the meat speedily. OK, the downside is in preparing the meat for mincing, ensuring the sinews etc. are removed. All I can say is that, for me, it is well worth the effort and I know what I'm cooking and eating. That means a lot to me, has done for many years. I've not trusted food companies for many a long year. However, I am enjoying all the jokes and photos flying around and just hope the food industry gets its house in order.

Biggs jumping back down from her soapbox again xxx

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Tompeters

Mincing

Biggles, could you share the model number and what you paid? Thanks :)

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Biggles !

Tompeters


"Biggles, could you share the model number and what you paid? Thanks :)"

Hi, the model no is MG 700 series (PRO 2000 EXCEL). All I can tell you is the deal was half price, without checking details; neither of us are very good at remembering actual prices. I bought it from Amazon France. It was funny really because I had been searching on Amazon earlier in the day and only found 2 mincers; we have been looking at various appliances for some time but it was only last year we felt we had house room.

I was playing a game on the PC and it took me to 'Hachoirs' (mincers) on Amazon and gave me a large number to choose between. When I saw the deal on the Kenwood I had to have it.

I find it really quite easy to keep clean providing I soak the bits in cold water as soon as I've finished mincing. It was brand new and had all the bits and free delivery. I'm well chuffed and it's just a quarter of the size of some hachoirs we had been looking at.

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Tompeters

Mincing

Biggles, thanks for that. For that model Amazon are asking £138 and there are several others that look excellent and have good reviews for half that price on Amazon -- which fits in with your comment that it was half-price. The Andrew James Premium is £79.95 There are several bad reviews which bothers me as it says the blade rusts badly and metal comes out with the meat, discolouring it. It is suggested that it might be underpowered despite claiming 1800W. I had that with another mincer some years ago and had to take it back.

Several reviewers comment on it not being dishwasher safe as the parts come out black and oxidised. Of all things, a mincer needs to be dishwasher safe.

Do you ever see metal or rust from the Kenwood, and have you tried making sausages? Have you tried it in the dishwasher? Still £140 is rather more than I wanted to pay.

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Biggles !

Mincer



The Kenwood is not under powered in my opinion, it minces the meat as quickly as we can stuff it in, but we are new to this. My only previous experience was with a hand mincer; bit slow. I've not noticed any problems with the cutter, mincing screens not any part and not found any metal bits. The instructions say no part to be put in a dishwasher; this is not a problem for me because I don't put my glasses, nor pots and pans in the D/W, never have.

No, I've not tried the sausage extruder part yet because one of my foibles is that I don't like the idea of eating intestines, nor plastic. Was talking to my neighbour the other day and she used to use the intestines, cook the sausage then remove the skin. Good idea. I might give that a try. However, I have a super sausage recipe from Yummy and I make the sausages without skins; quite successful if I say so myself and the sausages hold together very well too.

It's still a newish toy for me at the moment and I love it, even washing things by hand; very easy if the parts are soaked in cold water first and I use a good old fashioned pipe cleaner to clear out the holes in the screens. There is always some sinew stuff. I'm waiting for the chasse (hunt) to catch a deer in my area and then they will give me part of the kill. I have a lovely venison sausage recipe from Gerry that I'm really wanting to try. Hope you find a good machine at a good price.

Biggs xxx




 
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