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    A Moose in Love Guest

    Default Weird food I wouldn't eat

    My Grandad (RIP) used to like eating pig ear in aspic. To me, a pig
    ear seems to be mostly cartilage. What's the attraction?

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    Dave Smith Guest

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    On 28/01/2012 4:48 PM, A Moose in Love wrote:
    > My Grandad (RIP) used to like eating pig ear in aspic. To me, a pig
    > ear seems to be mostly cartilage. What's the attraction?


    He probably hated to see it go to waste, and you know you can't make a
    silk purse out of it.

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    A Moose in Love Guest

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    On Jan 28, 5:00*pm, Dave Smith <adavid.sm...@sympatico.ca> wrote:
    > On 28/01/2012 4:48 PM, A Moose in Love wrote:
    >
    > > My Grandad (RIP) used to like eating pig ear in aspic. *To me, a pig
    > > ear seems to be mostly cartilage. *What's the attraction?

    >
    > He probably hated to see it go to waste, and you know you can't make a
    > silk purse out of it.


    People from the old country didn't waste anything from the pig.
    Kidney fat was stuffed with sausage. Nothing wrong with it. Lungs
    were used to make stock. Not allowed here.

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    Sqwertz Guest

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    On Sat, 28 Jan 2012 14:13:43 -0800 (PST), A Moose in Love wrote:

    > On Jan 28, 5:00*pm, Dave Smith <adavid.sm...@sympatico.ca> wrote:
    >> On 28/01/2012 4:48 PM, A Moose in Love wrote:
    >>
    >>> My Grandad (RIP) used to like eating pig ear in aspic. *To me, a pig
    >>> ear seems to be mostly cartilage. *What's the attraction?

    >>
    >> He probably hated to see it go to waste, and you know you can't make a
    >> silk purse out of it.

    >
    > People from the old country didn't waste anything from the pig.
    > Kidney fat was stuffed with sausage. Nothing wrong with it. Lungs
    > were used to make stock. Not allowed here.


    Here's a site that's right up your alley, with a recipe for pig ear
    sliders.


    http://cookingforassholes.blogspot.c...-why-nose.html

    -sw

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    Sqwertz Guest

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    On Sat, 28 Jan 2012 23:31:22 -0600, Sqwertz wrote:

    > Here's a site that's right up your alley, with a recipe for pig ear
    > sliders.
    >
    > http://cookingforassholes.blogspot.c...-why-nose.html


    That site is actually mildly interesting, foodwise. And that's a
    pretty high praise from me considering I don't do blogs. But then
    again I'm an asshole, so maybe that's what's appealing to me.

    http://cookingforassholes.blogspot.com/

    -sw

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    Christopher M. Guest

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    A Moose in Love wrote:
    > On Jan 28, 5:00 pm, Dave Smith <adavid.sm...@sympatico.ca> wrote:
    >> On 28/01/2012 4:48 PM, A Moose in Love wrote:
    >>
    >>> My Grandad (RIP) used to like eating pig ear in aspic. To me, a pig
    >>> ear seems to be mostly cartilage. What's the attraction?

    >>
    >> He probably hated to see it go to waste, and you know you can't make
    >> a silk purse out of it.

    >
    > People from the old country didn't waste anything from the pig.
    > Kidney fat was stuffed with sausage. Nothing wrong with it. Lungs
    > were used to make stock. Not allowed here.


    Anthony Bourdain has done some great shows about cooking with the whole pig.

    One was called 'Cajun Country', I think. Another one was from England.

    Here is a blog post about some of his other shows about pork:
    http://blog.travelchannel.com/anthon...archy-of-pork/


    W. Pooh (AKA Winnie P.)



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    Doug Freyburger Guest

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    A Moose in Love wrote:
    >
    > My Grandad (RIP) used to like eating pig ear in aspic. To me, a pig
    > ear seems to be mostly cartilage. What's the attraction?


    Flavor. That's a part that tastes great. Think of why boneless
    skinness chicken breast is so close to flavorless. Cook with skin
    and/or bones and the flavor is tremendously increased. The bones
    include cartilage.

    I'll counter - What's the objection? I bet it has zero to do with
    issues of flavor and nutrition.

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    John Kuthe Guest

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    On Jan 30, 11:39*am, Doug Freyburger <dfrey...@yahoo.com> wrote:
    > A Moose in Love wrote:
    >
    >
    >
    > > My Grandad (RIP) used to like eating pig ear in aspic. *To me, a pig
    > > ear seems to be mostly cartilage. *What's the attraction?

    >
    > Flavor. *That's a part that tastes great. *Think of why boneless
    > skinness chicken breast is so close to flavorless.

    ....

    Not the way I make it!! Either curried or in a pan with BBQ sauce, my
    skinless boneless chicken breasts have flavor!!

    John Kuthe...

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    aem Guest

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    On Jan 30, 9:42*am, John Kuthe <johnkuth...@gmail.com> wrote:
    > On Jan 30, 11:39*am, Doug Freyburger <dfrey...@yahoo.com> wrote:
    > > Flavor. *That's a part that tastes great. *Think of why boneless
    > > skinness chicken breast is so close to flavorless.

    > ....
    > Not the way I make it!! Either curried or in a pan with BBQ sauce, my
    > skinless boneless chicken breasts have flavor!!
    >

    You're both right. Boneless skinless chicken breast has almost no
    flavor. You add flavor with curry or bbq sauce. In my kitchen, b-s
    breast gets cut up for stir fries or gets poached and sliced for
    sandwiches. -aem


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    Michael Kuettner Guest

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    "John Kuthe" schrieb :


    > On Jan 30, 11:39 am, Doug Freyburger <dfrey...@yahoo.com> wrote:


    > > Flavor. That's a part that tastes great. Think of why boneless
    > > skinness chicken breast is so close to flavorless.



    > Not the way I make it!! Either curried or in a pan with BBQ sauce, my
    > skinless boneless chicken breasts have flavor!!


    Yes. Curry flavour or BBQ sauce flavour. Why don't you just leave out
    the chicken ? The result will be the same.

    Cheers,

    Michael Kuettner


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    cshenk Guest

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    aem wrote in rec.food.cooking:

    > On Jan 30, 9:42*am, John Kuthe <johnkuth...@gmail.com> wrote:
    > > On Jan 30, 11:39*am, Doug Freyburger <dfrey...@yahoo.com> wrote:
    > > > Flavor. *That's a part that tastes great. *Think of why boneless
    > > > skinness chicken breast is so close to flavorless.

    > > ....
    > > Not the way I make it!! Either curried or in a pan with BBQ sauce,
    > > my skinless boneless chicken breasts have flavor!!
    > >

    > You're both right. Boneless skinless chicken breast has almost no
    > flavor. You add flavor with curry or bbq sauce. In my kitchen, b-s
    > breast gets cut up for stir fries or gets poached and sliced for
    > sandwiches. -aem


    LOl, in my kitchen, we call that pet food. They give me nasty looks but
    eat it. I sometimes make chicken salad of some of that white meat
    stuff. I consider it a by-product of cooking a chicken.


    --


  12. #12
    Bob Terwilliger Guest

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    Michael wrote:

    >> Not the way I make it!! Either curried or in a pan with BBQ sauce, my
    >> skinless boneless chicken breasts have flavor!!

    >
    > Yes. Curry flavour or BBQ sauce flavour. Why don't you just leave out
    > the chicken ? The result will be the same.


    By itself, the sauce has too strong a flavor.

    Bob

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