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fuhgettaboudit02 Aug 14, 2011 02:58 PM

anyone know where i can get some really cheap cuts of beef for making jerky? ive been using london broil at my local acme for an outrageous $4.00 a pound.

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    fuhgettaboudit02 Aug 15, 2011 05:06 PM

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      fuhgettaboudit02 Sep 19, 2011 09:33 AM

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        barryg Sep 19, 2011 09:41 AM

        Have you checked the Asian supermarkets? The one on Oregon Ave has some real cheap stuff, like cloudy bags of various chicken parts labeled "chicken things." The meats are kind of spread out, some are at the butcher counter, some are packed fresh in coolers along the wall, and some are frozen in big freezers opposite the butcher counter. The freezers are where I saw the chicken things.

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          purplesachi Sep 19, 2011 11:54 AM

          when i've made beef jerky in the past, i'd use eye of the round, which michael ruhlman suggests in his charcuterie book. i've seen this cut at a "normal" grocery store (i.e. shoprite, acme) sometimes on sale, like buy one get one free.

          1. Den Sep 20, 2011 06:20 AM

            We make jerky all Winter with top round we get at the Restaurant Depot. There's one in Manayunk and South Philly. It's usually less than $1.50/lb.

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              purplesachi Sep 20, 2011 08:29 AM

              can anyone (i.e. home cooks) go to the restaurant depot? i've always wondered this.

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                Den Sep 23, 2011 06:07 AM

                Unfortunately not.

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