How does one shave meat?

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  1. SunnyD

    SunnyD Belgian Waffler

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    Good... I see the topic got your attention.

    I've been craving a really good Philly Cheesesteak lately, and unfortunately there's nothing authentic down here in the Orlando area that I'm aware of. So, being that I'm all about cooking whatever I need to, the one thing I haven't figured out how to do is "shave" meat.

    I mean sure, I can cut it thin, but not cheesesteak thin. More like an 1/8" thin, which isn't thin enough by my standards. Anyone have any tips or know of any gadgets other than a deli meat slicer that would do the job? A deli slicer would be nice, but I don't have a couple hundred dollars to spend.
     
  2. BrianH1

    BrianH1 Platinum Member

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    Mach 3 ftw?
     
  3. Finns14

    Finns14 Golden Member

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    Steak ums FTW

    or is it Steak ems don't know

    Or lastly go to a butcher and ask them to do it they will happily do it for you
     
  4. SaturnX

    SaturnX Diamond Member

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    Buy a meat shaver, ie: deli style, they've got them for home use, my parents bought one since they absolutely love Montreal Smoked Meats, so they just buy in large slabs whenever they're there and then shave it at home.

    They've got something like this:

    Slicer

    --Mark
     
  5. BigJ

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    You may be able to have your local deli cut you the meat thin if you buy a 1/2lb from them.
     
  6. SunnyD

    SunnyD Belgian Waffler

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    How much does such a beast cost? And how easy is it to keep clean? The "industrial" slicers like they use in stores are a pain in the rump roast to clean, at least without slicing the hell out of yourself.
     
  7. Mermaidman

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    In case you missed BJ's reply.
     
  8. BigJ

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    You can get a cheapie meat slicer for about $150.

    If you're really worried about your safety, just spend $10 on a metal mesh glove to wear while using and cleaning the slicer.
     
  9. IamElectro

    IamElectro Golden Member

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    Go to the supermarket buy some meat and have the meat counter slice it. FTW
     
  10. SaturnX

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    I just posted a pic of what it looks like, they're not too big, and you really just have to pop the blade off and wipe, not too much work since they're smaller.

    I think my parent's picked one up somewhere between 79.99 - 99.99 CAD so they really shoudn't be all that expensive.

    --Mark
     
  11. SunnyD

    SunnyD Belgian Waffler

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    Oh cool, so like $50 or so USD. Neat. How does it handle raw (not cured) meats?
     
  12. BigJ

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    Personally, I would not trust a meat slicer costing that little.