Where can I buy chicken skin by itself?
Any ideas? I live in Hayward, but am willing to travel a bit, if necessary.
Obviously, I can buy whole chickens or chicken parts, but that's not an affordable way to get the skins by themselves, which I intend to grill (as I enjoyed recently in a Japanese restaurant).
Since skinless chicken is so popular nowadays, there must be quite a bit of skin that is removed before the skinless chicken parts are sold—what happens to that skin?
I've tried a bunch of local markets, including Asian supermarkets, as well as standalone butchers, and so far, no luck.
If anyone knows of a poultry processing plant in Bay Area (preferably the East Bay), perhaps they could help me out. I know Petaluma is the place to be for chicken—the drive is an hour from Hayward, which I'd rather not do, but perhaps I will if that's the only option.
You need a poultry specialty shop that breaks down the chicken on site. Consider calling Magnani's Poultry in North Berkeley on Hopkins near Monterey Market: http://magnanis.com/
I used to get free chicken bones decades ago. Don't know about chicken skin. They might save it for you by pre-arrangement.
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