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Fish Scaling Angle

03/13/2017 5:32 AM

what should be the angle to remove the scales from the fish ?

or In what angle the knife should be placed to remove the scales?

and their formula ?

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Re: fish scaling

03/13/2017 7:08 AM

To scale fish the knife is held at about 90 degrees so it's edge grabs the scales and pulls them out by the roots. You are not cutting them. Use just enough pressure to grab the scales. Excess pressure can cut into the flesh. To add bite, you can back the knife off vertical to the scales to ~~95-100 degrees from 90, as you advance, but take care to not open the angle too much or it will slice into the flesh. Often square edged knifes, like scissor edges, work well, as they grab the scales and do not cut in.

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03/13/2017 7:11 AM

When I used to scale fish (I skin them now), I held the knife at 90 degrees to the scales.

Not sure what formula you are referring too.

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Re: fish scaling

03/13/2017 10:33 AM

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Re: Fish Scaling

03/13/2017 7:30 AM

I don't know if your mean by hand, or by a machine.

Friend of mine used to make these, he made a couple dozen at a time.... wow,...@ $229.00 ea, I didn't realize they were so profitable.

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Re: Fish Scaling

03/13/2017 8:15 AM

Use the Tumble Drumm from NESCO. No hassles, no worries - clean fish.

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03/13/2017 11:11 AM

The Society for the Protection of Naked Fish(SPNF) protests this cruel treatment...

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03/13/2017 1:41 PM

The fish should be under water when doing that to avoid your face getting the descales.

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Re: Fish Scaling

03/13/2017 1:46 PM

do not use a knife, flat objects at 90 degrees bounce off the scales when remove.

Use some what like this set up below to minimise descales throwing at you

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03/13/2017 2:58 PM

You know, TV programs like MasterChef would be a heck of a lot different if the chefs were all Engineers. Poor Gordon Ramsey would be pulling his hair out.

NOOO, STOP MODELING THE STRUCTURAL INTEGRITY OF THE DESERT AND JUST F*$%ING COOK IT!

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03/13/2017 5:48 PM

Doesn't he pull his hair out anyways?

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Re: Fish Scaling

03/14/2017 6:22 AM

What - using a fish descaler?

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