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Oct 7, 2010 10:09 PM

Buying uncooked chicken skins, and just chicken skins

Is there some place that will sell me uncooked chicken skins?

I only want the skins. No meat, no bones, no other offal. Just skins.


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    1. Frustratingly for those of us who enjoy making crisp and juicy chicken-under-a-brick, breast meat sold boneless is usually also skinless. But that means there's lots of skin sitting around somewhere other than at the beach. So solving your problem shouldn't be harder than asking a supermarket meat counter to hold some for you (or request some, if the butchering is done at a central location).

      Let me know if it turns out to be that simple, and I'll give you my theories about the stockmarket.


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      1. I would assume the live chicken places would not have any as they sell the chicken skin on and whole. Best bet would be at the supermarkets where they debone/skin the pieces.

        1. re: luckattack

          At live chicken places they sell pre-cut chicken pieces skin on and skin off.

      2. Thanks for the response everyone.

        I called around and even my go-to, American Live Poutry in Rosemead, wouldn't be able to accomodate me and they were previously able to special order some live capons for me.

        As to what I'm going to do with chicken skins? It's a special dish I'm planning on making. My own version of "bacon candy" with chicken skins ... but then that's a topic for another day, and definitely for another board.

        As for the stock market? My best guess is that chicken skins will be the new bacon ... so buy chicken futures now!

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        1. re: ipsedixit

          Maybe check with one of the better butchers in town (I'd call Harvey Guss).

          Harvey's Guss Meat Co
          949 S Ogden Dr, Los Angeles, CA

          1. re: ipsedixit

            Thanks. Appreciate the explanation.

          2. Super King, on San Fernando Road, sells boneless-skinless chicken breasts that they prepare there.

            This week they're on sale for $1.69 per pound. Surely, there are plenty of skins in repose.

            1. Ilan Hall, at The Gorbals, does a chicken skin blt sandwich. Maybe he'd be willing to share his supplier.

              The Gorbals
              501 S Spring St, Los Angeles, CA 90013