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Unread 09-15-2012, 05:08 PM   #1
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Default Dull knife or sharp knife

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.
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I use a melon baller, so id classify that as dull. Whatever works best for you is whats right.
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Unread 09-15-2012, 05:29 PM   #3
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My sharp knife just seems to want to tear skin. Mellon baller that's a good idea.
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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.
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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.
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Thanks for the advice.
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Try a sharp knife and filet the fat off.
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No scrape camp here
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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. :)
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Melon baller...... How is it I've not thought of that sooner. Inspired!

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I wish chicken was made of pork...
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I wish chicken was made of pork...
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the ultimate chicken skin scraper!

http://www.copco.com/store/site/prod...A048EC4E50BC27

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.
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Dull here
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Try a sharp knife and filet the fat off.
^^^^^^^ That's what I ended up doing, and it worked well.
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