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Skirt steak?? Inside or outside??

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Heard a talk on the Colameco show on WOR-AM radio during which a show guest, NYC butcher Pat La Frieda, spoke of the differencews between two parts of the skirt. I believe he recommended the outer skirt. But in the Chowhound link below, the inside is recommended. Which is correct and where can I buy the correct cut in Manhattan?

http://www.chow.com/ingredients/250

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  1. I have been researching this very topic and found this link from a Texas Monthly recipe swap. If you go and read the comments, you will see a comment about someone who asked a butcher. It's closer to the bottom and right after a long post with a recipe. They recommend the outer. I think the only reason the chow ingredients recommend the inner is that you don't have to trim the silver membrane off of it. SO look at this link:

    http://www.texasmonthly.com/phorum/re...

    I repeatedly saw the arrachera meat mentioned in lots of recipes. I know where to get it in Houston, but not Manhattan! Sorry.

    1. look at these photos
      The inside skirt is from the plate

      http://bovine.unl.edu/bovine3D/eng/Sh...

      The outside is the diaphram

      http://bovine.unl.edu/bovine3D/eng/Sh...

      Once trimmed it could be hard to tell in plastic wrap.

      1. The outside cut is recommended here: http://www.lomexicano.com/fajita.htm

        Absent that, they recommend a sirloin flap before the inside skirt and advise using powdered meat tenderizer if you must go with the latter.

        The outside skirt in the pics in a the previous post looks like what I usually get and cook. It is always very beefy tasting and tender.

        1. Short answer: Choice or Prime OUTSIDE skirt steak ONLY.
          Do not buy Kosher meat, it is either overly salted/soaked in salt which removes blood and most importantly FLAVOR. It may be tender but lacks flavor. You can get that in a Chinese restaurant and only taste what flavorings they put on. Try http://www.lobels.com/default.aspx

          PS: I was in the meat business for over 40 years so do not listen to some of the "experts" you find on blogs etc.

          1. Alton Brown explains skirt steak:

            http://youtu.be/kO_T-IHnsz8?t=3m55s

            His recommendation: INSIDE skirt.