I picked up this pair of Meat Claws recently and couldn’t wait to try them out! I am a sucker for kitchen gadgets, and the package promised that they would “shred meat easily.” Look at those stainless steel talons!
I’ve had a pork shoulder roast in the Crock-Pot all day in preparation for making taquitos for dinner tonight….
The roast had reached that starting-to-fall-apart stage, so I put on my new claws.
Look at THIS! I held up both hands and asked my boys, “Who do I look like?” Of course, they answered “Wolverine!” Don’t you want to feel like Wolverine in the kitchen? (“Freddy Kruger” would also have been an acceptable answer, but my sons are a bit too young to have knowledge of the “Nightmare on Elm Street” series…)
I have to say, these meat claws make shredding even a large roast simple. I tore the roast into shreds in about thirty seconds — no lie. Using these makes this task very fast! I usually use two forks to shred a roast, but this beats that method hands-down.
Done! Look at that. I can’t believe how quickly I tore through the roast — and how oddly satisfying it was to mimic a grizzly bear ripping through meat. These meat claws are definitely my new favorite kitchen tool!
I paid $4.99 for my Meat Claws at Marshalls. Amazon sells a similar stainless-steel pair and a plastic pair.
I would like your recipe for the roast. :)
Coupon Maven says
Lu, I don’t have a written recipe, but I’ll tell you how I make it :) I usually buy a 6-8 pound shoulder roast or other inexpensive boneless pork cut.
I put it in the Crock Pot for 8 hours with two cups of water. I shake all of these things generously into the pot before closing it up (I don’t measure, I just eyeball it..!)
I don’t go too light on any of these — see photo #2 for an idea of how much seasoning goes in. Then I just close the lid & let it cook for 8 hours. It comes out tender and juicy, and this mix of seasoning is a good base for everything from Mexican food to pulled pork (I’ll drain the liquid off and add BBQ sauce for that.) It’s good! :)
Thank you for the recipe and for all the grocery tips, etc!
Kerry Chavez says
Wow…It’s amazing …I will definitely try it..
Mary Deruz says
We have had these claws for a few years now and my husband smokes pork butts a few times a year and these are the best kitchen tool ever! Like you said it tears through the meat with hardly any effort. We used to use 2 forks and my hands were numb after shredding 2- 7 pound roasts! Love these!