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Buying uncooked chicken skins, and just chicken skins

ipsedixit Oct 7, 2010 10:09 PM

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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    cacio e pepe RE: ipsedixit Oct 8, 2010 12:24 AM

    Utopia. :)

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      Harry Niletti RE: ipsedixit Oct 8, 2010 01:10 AM

      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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        luckattack RE: monku Oct 8, 2010 08:35 AM

        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.

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          monku RE: luckattack Oct 8, 2010 08:39 AM

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

      2. ipsedixit RE: ipsedixit Oct 8, 2010 10:22 AM

        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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          Servorg RE: ipsedixit Oct 8, 2010 10:29 AM

          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

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            maudies5 RE: ipsedixit Oct 8, 2010 05:44 PM

            Thanks. Appreciate the explanation.

          2. toitoi RE: ipsedixit Oct 8, 2010 04:58 PM

            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. Bob Brooks RE: ipsedixit Oct 8, 2010 05:42 PM

              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

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                paprkutr RE: ipsedixit Oct 8, 2010 05:52 PM

                Call some of the kosher butchers. I bet if you called Kosher Club on Pico, and tell them you want it they will sell it to you. Just out of curiosity what are you going to use it for. I use it to make gribenes and schmaltz.

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                  Servorg RE: paprkutr Oct 8, 2010 05:56 PM

                  "Just out of curiosity what are you going to use it for."


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                    ipsedixit RE: Servorg Oct 8, 2010 07:29 PM

                    Actually ... http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/739272

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