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Pork Crown Roast - does this $ seem crazy low?!

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Pork Crown Roast - does this $ seem crazy low?!

kws123 | Nov 28, 2012 01:52 PM

I'm contemplating doing a pork crown roast for Christmas this year - something I've never attempted, but have always thought would be fun.

I called our local meat shop, and was told they'd have to make it for us. That makes sense. I asked for the price, and they said that the pork rib chops are $6.99/lb, and we'd have to have at least 10 to make the crown. Each chop is about 0.5 to 0.75 lb, so it could be anywhere from 5 to 7 lbs for the whole crown roast. Based on the price per pound, that would be $35 to $49 for the whole roast, assuming we did just 10 ribs.

Does that seem right, or absurdly low? I feel like the guy I talked to is missing something. When I see them online through WS, Sur la Table, etc, they are more like $150 to $200, unstuffed, for about 12 to 15 ribs.

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