Mmmm...chicken skin

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Registered: 11-18-2008
Mmmm...chicken skin
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Wed, 09-28-2011 - 2:24pm

Chicken skin - love or hate?

Chicken Skin Beguiles Chefs

"By using chicken skin for its texture and powerful flavor in all sorts of dishes, chefs are legitimizing what used to be a guilty pleasure, whether they call it gribenes, yakitori kawa or cracklings. "

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/09/28/dining/chicken-skin-beguiles-chefs.html?_r=1


I can only eat it if it's absolutely crispy. If it's rubbery at all, all I can think is "I'm eating someone's skin. Blech!" :smileyvery-happy:

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Registered: 02-27-1999
Wed, 09-28-2011 - 10:26pm

Oh how FUNNY!

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Registered: 10-17-2000
Fri, 09-30-2011 - 12:06am
When I first started doing Weight Watchers several years ago, DH said he knew I was serious about losing weight when I skinned my piece of chicken! He knows how much I love it! One of the boys didn't eat skin when he was little & I always ate his, too. I don't roast pork very often, 'cuz that is even worse & there is more of it! Mmmm, turkey skin & stuffing my favorite things about Thanksgiving!!


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Registered: 02-27-1999
Sat, 10-01-2011 - 10:24am

Turkey skin...I bet you are a wing muncher, like me!

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Registered: 10-17-2000
Sun, 10-02-2011 - 11:53am
Actually, wings are not my thing (buffalo wings are another story!). I think it is because my mom always went for the wings. My parents invited another couple over for Thanksgiving when I was 8 or 9. They were sipping cocktails in the living room, while waiting for the delicious golden turkey that my dad had prepared to rest on the table, ready to carve. I couldn't resist the aroma & had to check it out....I couldn't resist just a little piece of skin. Back in the living room, the adults were still chatting, another visit to the bird, another little taste of skin, back to urge them to the table. Another peek at Tom, another piece of skin, another I'm hungry, repeated & repeated...by the time they all arrived at the table, the bird was naked!!
Whenever we had turkey, that story was told about me skinning the bird, but hey, I was a kid. Years later my niece was managing a motel in CA & had no kitchen facilities, just crock pot, microwave, electric skillet, etc., so when she came home for Thanksgiving she bought a turkey & cooked it after dinner anther mom's. She decided to go out with friends & asking her mom to take the bird out at 10pm, when it was done. No problem, but even after eating a big Thanksgiving meal the aroma of fresh baked turkey was irresistible, she had to snag a piece of skin & another & another, until when Audrie came home at midnight it was to a naked bird. I didn't feel so bad, after all if a 40-something woman can't resist, how can a little kid be expected to??


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Registered: 02-27-1999
Sun, 10-02-2011 - 12:54pm

OH how FUNNY!

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Registered: 11-18-2008
Mon, 10-03-2011 - 9:37am
Turkey skin is definitely my favorite part of Thanksgiving! And, as the cook, I get first dibs on it. ;)
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Registered: 02-27-1999
Mon, 10-03-2011 - 3:45pm

Make a Jewish Bacon, Lettuce & Tomato or a chicken skin taco!

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Registered: 10-17-2000
Tue, 10-04-2011 - 11:17pm
So, then, the schmaltz, what do you do with that? Use it like bacon grease from a regular BLT? Really, you should not be posting recipes for chicken skin sandwiches, all I need it a way to be sneaky about eating it!! I made baked chicken to night & did not eat the skin (I did however eat the small piece if crispy fat I had cooked up...)


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Registered: 02-27-1999
Wed, 10-05-2011 - 7:23pm

People I know use the schmaltz to fry potatoes.

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