So this weekend i'll have some familey over and I really want to try my first brisket
My plan was to keep it on the smaller side, maybe a #6-7 so I can cook day of, and maybe throw some spares on later in the morning as well.
Took a trip down to the local costco last night to check out what they had, I was glad to find out that they had a few options, but after going through them I'm left sort of scratching my head. Here are the options they had, maybe you guys can help me decide the right direction to go.
a) #10-12 whole brisket (vaccum packed) untrimmed = $2.59/lb
- This is obviously the best deal, but way to big for what i had planned. Could I butcher this down to something more in the 6-7# range or Would this just be a massive waiste of beef?
b) #4-6 brisket flat trimmed (butcher case) "Prime cut" (on the blue tray) = $5.29/lb
- There was no visable fat on this cut, although I could not see the bottom side.
c) #6-7 brisket flat trimmed (butcher case) = 4.49/lb
- This cut did have a fat cap
Any suggestions would be much appreciated!