"Sqwertz" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]..
|I don't get it. I've ordered these at a few "diner-style" places
| and they are completely inedible. They're just so hard you can't
| even chew them. I'm assured that they were not undercooked and
| "that's how everybody likes them".
| There is one place I get them regularly for breakfast that uses a
| batter that helps them stand up to a 14 minute deep-fry so that they
| do tenderize slightly - enough that they're fairly edible. It's
| still like chewing rubber bands sometimes, and you have to get them
| to-go since they take a half hour to eat.
| So what's the verdict - do people really eat (and like) them after
| frying for only 6-8 minutes? Are they nuts?
Yes they are nuts, and they are serving unshelled nuts. If the
little guys were brined a bit and/or par-boiled they would be nicely
tender, with a little tooth to them, and really flavorful if some
aromatics were added to the par-boiling solution. It is hard as hell
to find a place that does them correctly; I know of none in all of
central florida. If anyone does please say so. My sympathies, Squertz.