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save me....butcher/lamb question

evjolin | Jun 1, 2010 03:11 AM

so.....bought some butterflied leg of lamb for 9 bucks a pound this weekend. made my fave grilled and marinated lamb recipe. the issue is this: when i "trimmed the leg of excess fat and sinew" according to the directions, i ended up with HALF fat and HALF meat. 3ish lb. leg of lamb became 1.5lbs of lamb. and that's 13.5 bucks i paid for FAT!!!! just curious if that is normal....i saved all the fat in a ziploc to show my butcher, but before i make an ass of myself, i thought i would see if that fat to meat ratio is to be expected of leg of lamb. thnaks!

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