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13-02-2020, 13:05   #736
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Dunno if they're still in Aldi ,but I got some dry aged rib eyes ( about 36 days ) , which were wow ,
They weren't cheap cheap .. about 11 euros for 2 steaks , but they were great , as in really great ...
I overcooked them a bit ( wanted medium rare ended up with medium well ) and it was still one of the nicest steaks I ever had ... Ever ...
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13-02-2020, 13:55   #737
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Anyone doing Tomohalks or cowboy steaks for Valentine's this year wouldn't mind picking up some when they go on sale next week.
Havent seen cowboys anywhere since Super Value did them at the start of January. Would love a heads up if they come back.
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Havent seen cowboys anywhere since Super Value did them at the start of January. Would love a heads up if they come back.
FX Buckleys do them. Most butchers will cut one for you. Its just a rib from a rib roast.
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13-02-2020, 14:00   #739
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Fwiw - this might sound a bit obvious but after trying various steaks from various shops and various offers and deals etc (and indeed not-on-offer branded 'finest' meat) for years, I recently started buying steak over the counter in butchers' shops again and the jump in quality was unreal - not to mention you're supporting a local small business. You won't save much - although a lot of butchers will do their own offers too - but in terms of bang for your buck, I highly recommend giving your local butcher a go again if you've drifted away for the convenience of the one stop shop. I was even able to get the nice man to cut a fresh sirloin for me for me cos none of the ones on display were thick enough for me - I like a good rare steak.

Just my two cents' worth.
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13-02-2020, 15:28   #740
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Odd? Do you mean price, usually around €11, or weight, 7 instead of 8oz, going metric I guess.
the term "odd" is like saying "something", when you cannot remember the exact price

"how much was that jacket?"
"fifty euro odd" or "fifty euro something" mean the same thing. In this case 8euro odd is €8.20
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13-02-2020, 19:03   #741
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[QUOTE=rubadub;112534225]the term "odd" is like saying "something", when you cannot remember the exact price

"how much was that jacket?"
"fifty euro odd" or "fifty euro something" mean the same thing. In this case 8euro odd is €8.20[/QUOTE

See that now alright, just thought there was an , missing.
As "Is that odd"
Either way, it's just wrong, 7oz me arse, just another way to make them smaller.
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Fwiw - this might sound a bit obvious but after trying various steaks from various shops and various offers and deals etc (and indeed not-on-offer branded 'finest' meat) for years, I recently started buying steak over the counter in butchers' shops again and the jump in quality was unreal - not to mention you're supporting a local small business. You won't save much - although a lot of butchers will do their own offers too - but in terms of bang for your buck, I highly recommend giving your local butcher a go again if you've drifted away for the convenience of the one stop shop. I was even able to get the nice man to cut a fresh sirloin for me for me cos none of the ones on display were thick enough for me - I like a good rare steak.

Just my two cents' worth.
I think it can depend on the butcher, my local guy is the only butcher for a 15 mile radius and so is pretty expensive vis a vis Aldi/Supervalue. He charged me 27 euro for 2 kilos of beef shin there a while back when Ive often got it in other butchers for 9-10 per kilo. We've got the same problem with the local pharmacy, they're the only one in town so their prices are off the scale, paid 75 for a script one day and was so pissed off about it rang Boots to price it up- 49 euro

As a result I only use the local butcher if Im really stuck as I cant justify prices 30% higher than elsewhere. If his prices were reasonable Id shop there a lot more often. In general I get most meat from Aldi but then use the Village Butcher in Ranelagh once a month for an order of stuff that the supermarkets doesnt have like beef cheeks, shin, chuck steak, boned chicken thighs, etc. They also do delicious free range pork chops. They're great to deal with, you can email your order in and its ready waiting for pick up on my way home.

Agree with you that the quality of the meat is usually a few notches up in butchers than the supermarkets. But my experience is some are great value for money while others are a bit of a rip imo.
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[quote="drunkmonkey;112531782"]If your going to Aldi check out the rib steak burgers along with the broche burger buns they do. You'll make an excellent burger at home with those two.

Your bang on about those two , delicious. Can't make a burger in our house without those buns anymore.
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Your bang on about those two , delicious. Can't make a burger in our house without those buns anymore.
Same...there's no going back from those brioche buns!
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If your passing Mc Donald's don't forget to pick up some sauce for your burgers before it's all gone...I only managed to get one sachet yesterday but it'll do 4 burgers for 50 cent https://www.google.ie/amp/s/extra.ie...cial-sauce/amp
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Once McDonalds ****e gets into this thread it’s time to unfollow I think
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If your going to Aldi check out the rib steak burgers along with the broche burger buns they do. You'll make an excellent burger at home with those two.

Your bang on about those two , delicious. Can't make a burger in our house without those buns anymore.
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Same...there's no going back from those brioche buns!
Why did they have to get rid of the sesame seed variety though? Those were perfection.
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Fwiw - this might sound a bit obvious but after trying various steaks from various shops and various offers and deals etc (and indeed not-on-offer branded 'finest' meat) for years, I recently started buying steak over the counter in butchers' shops again and the jump in quality was unreal - not to mention you're supporting a local small business. You won't save much - although a lot of butchers will do their own offers too - but in terms of bang for your buck, I highly recommend giving your local butcher a go again if you've drifted away for the convenience of the one stop shop. I was even able to get the nice man to cut a fresh sirloin for me for me cos none of the ones on display were thick enough for me - I like a good rare steak.

Agreed, I'm lucky to have a fabulous local family run butcher (in Bray) and it's a resource worth its weight in gold. Top quality produce, reasonable prices, and expert first class service.
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No fillets in Aldi today - loads of all the other cuts though. Sad face.
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If your going to Aldi check out the rib steak burgers along with the broche burger buns they do. You'll make an excellent burger at home with those two.

Second that, These burgers and buns are a weekly staple for us. Grab some American cheese too (the only reason I buy the stuff!)

The Marks & Spencer’s burger sauce is just like McDonald’s sauce.
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