Looking for an obscure cut of meat
My wife is a caregiver for an elderly polish immigrant who has been talking forever about cooking "the leg of a calf", but claims to have been unable to find it. My first instinct is that he's just talking about veal shank, and the language barrier is getting in the way, but that wouldn't be difficult for him to find.
My wife went to a butcher to ask and they claimed to "used to carry it", which again makes me think it's not a shank.
Anyone familiar with eastern European/Jewish cooking aware of what this is? And if so, where to find it?
I'd suggest calling one or more of our best butchers to ask them. You'll find recommendations in these discussions:
In particular, you might want to try Romanian Kosher Sausage in Rogers Park; they might be most familiar with cuts used in traditional Ashkenazic Jewish cuisine. They're at Clark and Touhy (7200 N Clark St) and their phone number is 773-761-4141.