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Skinning dogs.

Posted: Sun Mar 09, 2008 11:14 pm
by PootyTang
Hi all . Has anyone got any tips for skinning doggies . I,ve caught loads but always return them . A bit silly really coz when i,m in a chip shop i nearly always order rock.

Posted: Mon Mar 10, 2008 9:23 am
by rabbi2
Nail its head to a door or table, cut around the head, then with two pairs of pliers pull the skin from head to tail. Sounds a bit drastic but thats the easiest way I know.

Posted: Fri Mar 21, 2008 7:00 pm
by bingey
the easiest way to skin doggies af ter you havae gutted them is to pull of the fins and place them under the hot water tap for1-2 mins then get a blunt knife and scrape lightly.the skin will just fall off.hope this helps bingey :D ;) :)

Posted: Sat Mar 22, 2008 12:55 am
by GaryBadd
aint done it myself but i heard you cut around the fins , cross the head get a pair of pilers and pull down and the skin comes of in one , then gut it job done but i perfer to sneak up when the doggy aint looking and scare the crap out of it , see them jump out of its skin :D

Posted: Fri Mar 28, 2008 2:47 pm
by baggybob
Like your style Gazza :D

Posted: Sun Apr 06, 2008 8:54 pm
by MadKev
Ahem ....

After a little while overseas, I've found the best way to skin dogs is to make a small incision just above the groin, then push one's hand in to separate the pelt from the visceral flesh. This is far neater than attempting to flense with a sharp knife, and one needs only cut the pelt as you progress toward the throat. At the top of each limb, go as far as you can then slice to the foot with the knife. Beginners may find it easiest to take off each foot neatly above the fetlock, remembering it is the quality of the body of the pelt, not the legs, which makes for a decent jacket or winter stole for the wives. Peg out and scrape/salt depending on intended use.

It's also a jolly good idea to ensure they really are dead before starting this process.

Does this help?

I have cooking tips on avoiding trichinosis, but they're mainly the same as for pork.

Posted: Sun Apr 06, 2008 11:50 pm
by PootyTang
Will this be the same for skinning cats ????/

Posted: Tue May 20, 2008 9:40 pm
by MadKev
By all accounts, there's more than one way to skin a ca..........

Posted: Fri May 23, 2008 10:01 pm
by PootyTang
You took your time , but i like it .!!!!

Posted: Sun May 25, 2008 2:19 pm
by shannock
if you nail it to the table remember to remove it before meal times
>:) >:) >:) >:) it might upset the dinner guests >:) >:)

Posted: Tue Jun 03, 2008 2:34 pm
by thebiga
i and before the missus sees it other wise it'll be your skin on the table :-O

Posted: Sat Nov 29, 2008 11:33 am
by bakesy
rabbi2 wrote:Nail its head to a door or table, cut around the head, then with two pairs of pliers pull the skin from head to tail. Sounds a bit drastic but thats the easiest way I know.
did that but now i've been kicked out of home for ruining the table...some people are SO ungrateful. :((

Posted: Sat Nov 29, 2008 12:27 pm
by flattiefanatic
that helps ;)

Posted: Wed Dec 03, 2008 9:23 pm
by austin
seen them being skinned in newlyn fishmarket buy the boat load in the eighties. A big nail was driven into a post at an upward facing angle. The dogfish was hung off the nail on the underside of the fish. a small cut was made around the fish behind and around the sides and the skins simply pulled off in one swift action. They did make it look easy but then again they did it for a living.

Posted: Thu Dec 04, 2008 11:03 pm
by screw352
After reading all that I don't think I'll bother! (I'll stick to Whiteys, Flatties & Cod)