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LYU370
01-25-2020, 06:52 PM
Heard about it a few years ago. Supposedly similar to hangar steak, but not as big of a pain to trim? Was at RD and finally saw some, so I bought the small package. I assume it's a hot n fast grill like hanger or skirt? Any other tips & tricks?

https://i.imgur.com/8okecp1h.jpg

rexster314
01-25-2020, 07:12 PM
I use it instead of skirt steaks for fajitas. We love it

Dustin Dorsey
01-25-2020, 07:15 PM
Great for fajitas. Beats inside skirt any day.

BGEChicago
01-25-2020, 07:17 PM
Andy,

Thanks for the info, going to try it! Never really thought about this cut before.

Thanks,
Greg

LYU370
01-25-2020, 07:42 PM
Andy,

Thanks for the info, going to try it! Never really thought about this cut before.

Thanks,
Greg
Yeah, stopped at RD on the way home from the winter bash to get some half pans. Next thing you know, there's beef short ribs, flap meat, tri tips, STL spares & shrimp on my cart. No idea how they got there... \_(ツ)_/

Never tried it before, we'll see how it is.

drunkenmeatfist
01-25-2020, 07:49 PM
That was my nickname in high school.

LYU370
01-25-2020, 08:14 PM
That was my nickname in high school. :pound: :pound:

long haired hippie
01-25-2020, 09:25 PM
flap meat...I think I know her

bryonlr
01-25-2020, 09:30 PM
And just where did you meet my ex????????

BGEChicago
01-25-2020, 10:19 PM
Andy,

It was great meeting you today! Now don't go and blame me for talking about RD for your purchases today :-D

Thanks,
Greg

Robert
01-26-2020, 08:17 AM
Heard about it a few years ago. Supposedly similar to hangar steak, but not as big of a pain to trim? Was at RD and finally saw some, so I bought the small package. I assume it's a hot n fast grill like hanger or skirt? Any other tips & tricks?

https://i.imgur.com/8okecp1h.jpg
Curious what the price per pound was?



I was in the RD in Kansas City last weekend and noticed some good prices on some meats. Wasn't able to purchase any as we had not planned to go there, but went on a whim because the other couple had never been. Will be going back in May though.


Thanks,


Robert

ssv3
01-26-2020, 09:33 AM
You did good Andy!

Besides the funky name, IMHO flap rules over flank, hanger, skirt or inside skirt cuts. I've had all the similar cuts and I'll take flap all day. It's readily available in CA and is the go to for carne asada here. So much so that most of the time it's more expensive than ribeye.

You have to do a little trimming (not complicated at all) and throw it on the grill for hot and fast like a steak.

:nod:

http://i.imgur.com/AGa9WJMh.jpg

Cut into thick strips are also an option

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-Xd71hwiXU7E/UdETotj0SVI/AAAAAAAAByE/50u7YMt0_aA/s912/20130627_201156.jpg

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-fytJ6y1U_eQ/UdETjwjSCQI/AAAAAAAABxw/OR01AhNwIsQ/s912/20130627_202040.jpg

Cook it on a grill. About the only cut I like grilled on a gasser

http://i.imgur.com/4Z9fs0Kh.jpg

Or griddle

http://i.imgur.com/f9tAFphh.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/E5Gz7yth.png

They also make a killer kabob

https://i.imgur.com/Vr09EIsh.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/7SdsVzMh.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/C6OrNRYh.jpg

LYU370
01-26-2020, 10:23 AM
You did good Andy!

Besides the funky name, IMHO flap rules over flank, hanger, skirt or inside skirt cuts. I've had all the similar cuts and I'll take flap all day. It's readily available in CA and is the go to for carne asada here. So much so that most of the time it's more expensive than ribeye.

You have to do a little trimming (not complicated at all) and throw it on the grill for hot and fast like a steak.

Wow, thanks! Lot of good ideas. Love me a nice big piece of skirt on a bed of sauteed onions. Sounds like this might fit the bill nicely since most of the inside skirt here has been pretty lousy as of late and outside skirt is well over $10/lb. if you can find it.

LYU370
01-26-2020, 10:25 AM
curious what the price per pound was?

$4.83

ssv3
01-26-2020, 12:09 PM
Wow, thanks! Lot of good ideas. Love me a nice big piece of skirt on a bed of sauteed onions. Sounds like this might fit the bill nicely since most of the inside skirt here has been pretty lousy as of late and outside skirt is well over $10/lb. if you can find it.

Options are endless with this cut. All the other cuts mentioned included skirt are and inside skirt (hard to come by here also) are great but flap has a distinct awesome flavor that I prefer over the others. Obviously cut against the grain.

frayedend
01-26-2020, 12:20 PM
Here in Massachusetts they cut flap meat into strips and call it sirloin tips. Good stuff.

Bigpappa1
01-26-2020, 12:29 PM
That looks amazing! Great cook!

Did it turn out good and tender? No mater what I do it seems like I struggle with tenderness when it comes to skirt, flat iron, or hangar, and one other that I can't think of right now.

ssv3
01-26-2020, 03:03 PM
That looks amazing! Great cook!

Did it turn out good and tender? No mater what I do it seems like I struggle with tenderness when it comes to skirt, flat iron, or hangar, and one other that I can't think of right now.

Thanks!

I think the key is to cook it to at least a medium and most importantly cut against the grain.

Robert
01-28-2020, 01:50 PM
$4.83
Seems like a good price when compared to Skirt at almost $7.00 at local Sam's Club. Going to have to put that on my May RD shopping list.


Thanks Andy

Big George's BBQ
01-28-2020, 03:48 PM
Looks and sounds Great Andy

JAKs Q & brew
01-28-2020, 04:35 PM
I have found the keys to flap meat are.
Cook it as hot as you can.
Cook it about 80% on one side before you flip.
Give it a good rest wrapped in foil, slice against the grain and mix with the juices from the foil.

I also prefer to do a post cook hot marinade and just season with salt before cooking

DanB
01-29-2020, 08:15 AM
Hi "They also make a killer kabob" How did they come out as Kabob's?
Thanks DanB

SweetHeatBBQnSC
01-29-2020, 09:52 AM
That was my nickname in high school.

Going to be tough to beat this for post of the day!

LYU370
02-01-2020, 03:06 PM
The stuff looks very similar to skirt steak, but MUCH easier to trim and a lot thicker in some areas.

https://i.imgur.com/oEYEg9Oh.jpg

All trimmed up. Now to figure out how to cut it up?

https://i.imgur.com/gnGbY1Th.jpg