Can You Grind Meat With Silver Skin?

One of the questions asked by deer hunters is “whether or not they can grind meat with silver skin.”

If you are wondering if it is possible to grind your meat with silver skin then here is an answer for you.

Yes, that’s correct! If you want to get the best result, make sure to get a meat grinder that can do the job. 

Silverskin can be ground alongside the meat, but it usually grinds better in a sharp meat grinder.

How Can I Grind Meat and Silver Skin in a Meat Grinder?

If you want to have a proper mix of silver skin and meat in your burger, the steps I will be explaining below are for you.

If you want the best result, you’ll want your grinder to be very sharp.

Step 1:

Before you start grinding, it is recommended that you keep your meat and parts of your meat grinder refrigerated.

It’s easier to grind cold meat at room temperature than it is at normal temperature, so this will help to aid a smooth grinding process.

Step 2: 

Immediately you bring out your grinding parts from the fridge, set up your equipment, and make sure your meat is ready for grinding.

Step 3:

If your meat grinder is very sharp, the only way to get the best result is to cut the meat to the size of the food tube.

Professional chefs recommend that you grind your meat at least two times. You wouldn’t even notice the difference if you used a meat grinder that grinds your meat with silver skin.

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How Can I Clean Your Meat Grinder After Use?

You must clean your meat grinder immediately after use, not just for hygiene, but for the grinder’s shelf life, as stated earlier.

The easiest way to clean your meat grinder is by following the simple steps.

Step 1

Get some bread and grind it through the food tube after grinding your meat and silver skin.

While the grinder is still assembled, do this to help absorb the oil in it and remove some meat remnants.

Step 2

Remove the parts of your meat grinder and put them in warm soapy water for at least 30 minutes. This will make sure you don’t have to scrub very hard with the sponge.

Step 3

To clean the meat grinder, you should get a sponge and a bottle brush. You can use the bottle brush to get to areas that your sponge will not be able to access.

Step 4

Ensure you dry the washed parts with a clean towel by rinsing them properly. If the parts of the meat grinder are not dried properly, you should not assemble them.

How Can I Remove the Silver Skin from the Meat?

If you have a very sharp knife and some paper towels to help you grab the silver skin when it becomes slippery, it won’t be a problem to remove the silver skin from your meat.

If you want the best result, you should not freeze the meat before the procedure.

Step 1

Using your thumb and index finger, grab a hold of the silver skin on your meat and place your knife under and slice through it.

Continue this process even if you are done with that segment and you will find other parts of silver meat.

Step 2

Remove the silver skin from the meat and dispose of it correctly. Silver skin can only be used with meat and not when separated.

How Can I Sharpen a Meat Grinder?

There are three ways to sharpen the blades of your meat grinder.

  • Using a sandpaper
  • Using a belt sharpener
  • Making use of a sharpening stone

The meat grinder blades will be sharpened by any of these tools, but you will need the following tools as well.

  • Gloves
  • Screwdriver
  • A soft cloth or clean rag
  • Sandpaper
  • Glass sheet
  • Water

Step 1:

Ensuring that the location you intend to use is flat is the first thing you have to do before sharpening your blades.

Ensuring that the surface is flat is the key to doing it outdoors or anywhere that is properly ventilated for your safety.

Step 2:

The meat grinder’s operation manual should be followed to properly disassemble the parts.

When it is time to assemble or worse still, missing parts, there have been cases of not knowing where a particular screw fits.

It is advisable to be extremely careful while carrying out this step. You should wear your gloves during this exercise to avoid injury.

Step 3:

If you want to get an idea of how sharp your blade needs to be, try using scrap paper to test the current sharpness.

Step 4:

Rub the surface of your blade on the sharpening surface using your belt or stone sharpening tool.

If you want to get the best result, you need to ensure the edges are making the required contact with your sandpaper and that you uniformly rotate the blade.

Continue this process until you get the result you are looking for.

Once you are satisfied with the result, rinse your blade using the water available, and make sure they are completely dried before storing or reassembling.

It is a good idea to do a clean-up of your meat grinder before you start sharpening it.


What’s Silverskin You Can Ask?

There is easy movement between the muscle groups in animals with the help of silverskin, the skin that helps to separate the muscles from each other.

Professional chefs advise that you remove the silver skin from your meat before grinding it in a meat grinder because there is little nutritional value for it.

It tends to interfere with the grinding process of your meat if your grinding blades are not very sharp.

Is Silver Skin Bad?

As long as we can remember, silver skin has been around as long as can remember, and just like everything in existence today, silver skin has its good and bad sides.

The Good Side of Silver Skin

One of the first things you are likely to hear when preparing deer venison is to remove the silver skin from the meat if you want to enjoy your recipe, however, after my findings, I discovered that this is essential for some recipes, but also has some positive and The health benefits of silver skin can be found here.

Silver skin can have a good effect on meat if it is properly cooked, however, there are other benefits to silver skin as we will soon find out.

Increases Meat’s Ability to Hold Flavor

According to some chefs, silver skin will help your average meat to hold liquid thanks to the muscle fibers, which in turn will enhance the juice and flavor of your meat when cooked.

When cooked at a high temperature, they help to make the texture of the meat even thicker.

Makes Meat More Succulent

One of the reasons you might want to leave your silver skin intact is that it helps to improve the appearance of the meat and everything attached to it, which is why you should consider it.

Chefs who prepare osso buco will never make the mistake of removing the silver skin from their recipe because it forms an important part of the food’s sweet taste.

Counter-balances Lack of Fat

If you have the intention of roosting your meat out in the wild, without having any means to control the heat cooking your meat, it has been suggested that you leave the silver skin in your meat to help compensate for the lack of fat and also serve as The negative aspect of silver skin, in general, is something we should look at.

The Bad Side of Silver Skin

It Takes a While to Cook Properly

Once it comes in contact with heat, silverskin becomes very tough and takes a long time to become properly cooked.

If you put a backstrap steak on a grill with the silver skin in place, you can be sure that it will be very tough to cook.

If you want your meat to be prepared on time, the best way to do that is to get rid of the silver skin in your meat.

It Causes Meat to Cook Unevenly

Silverskin does not melt when cooking, and since it is mostly attached to the meat, what it does is shrink, which can cause the meat to cook differently.

As a result, even after cooking, the silver skin will still be attached to your meat, and because it is difficult to break down, the meat might not be cooked properly.


It Acts As a Barrier

Your seasonings are prevented from getting the right penetration to your meat as a whole because of the heat and the silver skin.

The silver skin serves as a divider between the actual meat and the season, by absorbing the flavors from the seasoning itself.

This is one of the reasons why silver meat has a lot of flavors locked up in them, while the actual meat they are removed from at the end of cooking remains almost flavorless.

If you want to get the best taste from your meat, it is recommended to remove the silver skin from it.

Is It Possible to Leave Silver Skin on Deer Meat?

I stated earlier in the article that silver skin will only make your meat cook for longer and also make it stronger than it is supposed to be while making your seasonings not get to every part of your meat.

As soon as the chance presents itself, it is advisable to cut it off.

Are Silver Skins Edible?

Most people end up swallowing silver skin rather than chewing it because it’s tough and they have to deal with it during the whole chewing process.

Do Humans Have Silver Skin?

Not exactly, that’s not right. Argyria is a skin condition that experts have associated with silver but is not related to what we call silver skin in animals.

If excess silver builds up in your body, it can cause a rare medical skin condition called argyria.

It is sad to say that the blue-grey color on the skin is permanent, even if other symptoms fade away.

Is It Possible to Eat the Silver Skin on Ribs?

Not everyone has the time to remove the silver skin from the rib segment of their meat because of the amount located in such an area.

The truth is that if you want to reduce the time factor in cooking meat, you should remove as much silver skin as possible.


As long as you are comfortable with the recipe used in preparing your meat, silverskin or not, it will still turn out fine.

If you decide not to take silver skins away from your meat, you will be able to relax because they do not have a health deficiency.

Get ready to wait a little longer for your meat to get cooked, and I hope your teeth are ready to chew multiple times than usual.

Drop your comments and questions in the comment section if you so desire. Cheers!!!

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