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Old 10-23-2008, 08:27 AM   #1
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Having trouble finding Flank Steak....

You'd think the cheaper cuts would be easier to find with the economy the way it is.....
Anyway... I have 1 more store to check but nobody seems to have them. Can I use another cut, similar?
There are a few Guy Fieri recipes I want to try with it.... mostly braised I believe.

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Old 10-23-2008, 08:32 AM   #2
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Good Morning Suziquzie - See if you can find "Skirt Steak". I like it better anyway.

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Old 10-23-2008, 08:32 AM   #3
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You can use flap, flat iron, or hanging tender. But those cuts are just as hard to find as flank. If you can't find those, I have used skirt steak.
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Old 10-23-2008, 08:59 AM   #4
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Flank steak is no longer a cheaper cut. it has gotten quite expensive. I agree with Adillo that skirt is a great substitute and like him, i like it better than flank. i agree with Some Like It Hot too, but around here you almost never see flap, flat iron, or hanging tender.
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Old 10-23-2008, 09:11 AM   #5
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Thats funny, because I LOVE skirt steak but can never find that anymore! Now all I can find is flat iron or flank! Maybe we should trade states...or at least ship it to each other! I figured certain cuts of meat are harder to find in the stores when they become more popular and in demand for restaurants...?
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Old 10-23-2008, 09:19 AM   #6
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Skirt steak isn't cheap either.
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Old 10-23-2008, 09:26 AM   #7
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It use to be one of the cheapest back in the day, thats why my father always bought it to make tacos at home!! Unfortunately when cheapy meats become popular the prices get hiked up...remember when chicken thighs were very cheap, these days I often see them near the same price as breast meat!
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Old 10-23-2008, 09:28 AM   #8
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... I have 1 more store to check but nobody seems to have them...

Suze, do you ask the meat manager to get you some? The are usually very accommodating. Also, stores often have stuff in stock that's not out in the display case. So it pays to ask.
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Old 10-23-2008, 09:29 AM   #9
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I was going to say that Flank steak isn't so cheap anymore. Do you have a Sam's or Costco membership? They always have some.
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Old 10-23-2008, 09:31 AM   #10
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BTW, I cook flank steak in a couple of different ways. Sometimes I stuff, roll and roast it. Other times I marinate and grill it.
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