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"flat" vs round corned beef brisket

What is the difference and which one is better? Any brands you like

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ChefOno added about 2 years ago
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Point half = point cut = thick cut

Flat half = flat cut = first cut Less fatty so it's the most popular. Big mistake if you ask me. Fat = flavor!

allans added about 2 years ago

I also like the "flat cut" much better flavor!

Mr_Vittles added about 2 years ago

Brands? Find your local butcher.

ChefOno added about 2 years ago

To be clear, the fat I'm referring to is internal marbling. Both cuts should have a substantial fat cap which should remain on during cooking. After that, any way you slice it, it will be delicious.

lapadia added about 2 years ago

Also found on the Hotline, re: your question...from last year:


inpatskitchen added about 2 years ago

I like the round cut often called the "point". It's not as lean as a flat but has so much flavor. We have a local purveyor here in SE Michigan, Wigley's - best corned beef I've ever made!

SallyBroff added about 2 years ago

Be careful that you are buying brisket corned beef. Sometimes they corn the round, which is terrible.

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