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Butt Rubb'n BBQ
09-15-2012, 05:08 PM
I am practicing bite through skin for a comp in two weeks and wondered if you prefer a sharp knife or dull knife to scrape fat off backside of skin. Thanks.

09-15-2012, 05:25 PM
I use a melon baller, so id classify that as dull. Whatever works best for you is whats right.

Butt Rubb'n BBQ
09-15-2012, 05:29 PM
My sharp knife just seems to want to tear skin. Mellon baller that's a good idea.

09-15-2012, 05:36 PM
When we still scraped, it was with a fairly dull knife, so as not to cut through.

However, we stopped scraping. Now we just leave it in the butter bath until the skin is bite through tender.

09-15-2012, 05:43 PM
I was at a popular cooking school last weekend and he advised not to scrape the skin. It takes away the flavor. We use a dull knife to scrape it. There's a Youtube video with a guy using a paint scrapper.

Butt Rubb'n BBQ
09-15-2012, 06:37 PM
Thanks for the advice.

09-15-2012, 07:07 PM
Try a sharp knife and filet the fat off.

09-15-2012, 10:26 PM
No scrape camp here

09-15-2012, 10:33 PM
I've gone skinless the last 2 times finished 2nd both times with one GC. I'm not scrapping as long as my luck holds out. :)

09-15-2012, 11:02 PM
Melon baller...... How is it I've not thought of that sooner. Inspired!

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09-16-2012, 02:09 AM
I wish chicken was made of pork...

09-16-2012, 02:26 AM
I wish chicken was made of pork...


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09-16-2012, 08:15 AM
the ultimate chicken skin scraper!


also, if you use my trick of slightly warming the skin in warm water just before scraping, the fat literally comes right off; however, this must be done indavidually, and recooled right after scraping to avoid any spoilage hazzards.

09-16-2012, 03:07 PM
Dull here

09-16-2012, 03:55 PM
Try a sharp knife and filet the fat off.

^^^^^^^ That's what I ended up doing, and it worked well.

09-16-2012, 03:59 PM
When I used to worry--I used the el-cheapo "stamped" measuring spoons.
Tablespoon size had sharp edge and scraped the fat off without tearing due to the rounded shape.
Worked for me.
Lots of ways to do it.