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Skirt Steak?

ERMDHI Feb 5, 2011 11:40 AM

Can anyone tell me where I can buy some skirt steak? Used to buy at Farmers Market
thru North Cattle Company but they r having a slaughterhouse problem. Whole Foods
doesn't carry it anymore.

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    Joebob Feb 5, 2011 10:54 PM

    Is that also called flank steak, like for fajitas?

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    1. re: Joebob
      russkar Feb 6, 2011 06:05 PM

      @Joebob: Skirt Steak is completely different than Flank.

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        Tripeler Feb 6, 2011 06:25 PM

        Flankly speaking, I agree.

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          Joebob Feb 6, 2011 11:00 PM


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      master815k Feb 10, 2011 05:10 PM

      I have lived in San Diego, and here they call it flap meat. Don't know why. I am from the east coast originally, and out west it is flap meat.

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      1. re: master815k
        russkar Feb 10, 2011 07:42 PM

        Nope! They are 3 different cuts of meat from different areas of the Steer.

        The answers are in the link:


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          master815k Feb 15, 2011 12:10 PM

          I knew flap meat was not the same as skirt steak. The butcher at the grocery store told me it was, but when I bought it, it is much tougher than skirt steak. I still haven't seen skirt steak here, though. He told me it was an east coast/west coast thing.

          1. re: master815k
            9lives Nov 1, 2012 05:17 AM

            As others have said, Flap, flank and skirt are all different. I think skirt is my favorite..cooked rare/mr and cut across the grain.

            Flap is also delicious. That "naming" is relatively new here. Most people know them as steak tips In New England, it is often cut into thick strips, grilled at high temps. Great flavor. It takes well to marinades and a tomato based marinade like bbq sauce for a few hours will help make it more tender. It can also be cut into "roast sized" or single steak pieces and grilled or baked. The Frenceh call it a bavette steak. Again, I prefer rare/mr..much more and it gets tough.

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        honu2 Oct 16, 2012 01:13 AM

        I saw shrink-wrapped packages for sale this week at the Safeway in Aikahi Parki, so you might want to call the Safeway closest to you.

        1. scottca075 Oct 19, 2012 08:00 PM

          Here is a great guide to meat cuts.


          I'd try Don Quijote.

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          1. re: scottca075
            indelibledotink Nov 1, 2012 05:08 AM

            very interesting!

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