Safest way to cook shanks?

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  1. Satan

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    I found lamb shanks at the store the other day. LAMB meat with a bone goin through? Sounds like the perfect cut for a Peatarian. I've been looking around the internet trying to find the best way to cook it. Some say oven baked, some say put it in a slow cooker. I know slow cooking is bad for oxidizing cholesterol. I might just chop it up and fry the pieces.

    I'm not the most artsy person in the kitchen, nor do I care to be. Can anyone suggest a good, simple way to cook it?
     
  2. Asimov

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    Fried lamb shank is going to be close to inedible.

    Just put it in a slow cooker/dutch oven and braise it in some flavorful cooking liquid with some tasty veggies and plenty of salt.
     
  3. Jenn

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    Boil with onions and potatoes it until it falls off the bones, then fish the bone out and add extra gelatin and salt and call it yummy.
     
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    Boiling sounds easy. Should I simmer it in a crock pot like making broth, or actually boil it? How long would this take?
     
  5. Jenn

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    Oh, simmer. It's important to get the water boiling first, the potatoes never seem to cook right otherwise, then turn it down and simmer.
     
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