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Old 09-17-2017, 07:40 PM   #1
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Drumstick Dilemma

It may be perfectly obvious to the reader. To me, at this moment, it is a momentous dilemma. I bought 2 pkgs of chicken drumsticks today. 1 pkg I will divide into individual baggies and freeze for grabbing out when ever I need. The 2nd pkg I am going to trim up asian style. Cut off the 'knob' and pull the tendons out. Tedious work but I think well worth it for the end result.

So... my dilemma (thank you autocorrect. for the life of me I cannot spell that word correctly!) ...

One package has rather small drumsticks (12) and the other has rather large (10). If you were served Asian style drumsticks - would you want large ones? (several bites) or small (1 max. 2 bites).

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Old 09-17-2017, 07:57 PM   #2
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In my experience, Asian tends toward small bites.
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Old 09-17-2017, 08:02 PM   #3
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I agree...

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Old 09-17-2017, 08:10 PM   #4
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Another vote for small...
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Old 09-17-2017, 08:18 PM   #5
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LOL - thanks guys, by the time I composed and then posted - I had sort of come to the same conclusion!.. I'm just tired today

- shopped, 4 lbs of beets cooked but not pickled yet (tomorrow I guess... sigh)still have another 10 lbs to go, split up packages of ground beef, also cooked/froze some individual servings of Fajitas and Tacos. Chicken thighs done (also big guys, usually I pkg 3 per but this time only 2!)... and now just have the drumsticks to go.

I'll package up the big guys now and the little ones will have to wait for tomorrow. At least now there is room in the fridge for them - that's the main reason for my panic... everything was so jammed in the fridge... (we won't talk about how jammed my freezer is)
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Old 09-18-2017, 06:38 PM   #6
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So... the aftermath of the torture chamber,

knee (?) joint removed, that was the easy part... although they did scream a lot.

Then came the tendons, some were tougher than others and some just slipped right out that I thought I had lost them! The worst one is the tendon that ends up sheathing a good portion of the muscle above. Don't seem to get all of that but... good enuf for me!

insert hideous laugh...
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This is what I'm hoping to make with the chicken legs. I made these in the new smoker back in March. I just need to find the recipe I marinated them in.
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This thread made me go to Costco this morning for chicken legs..

I'm going to bake them with a sticky Asian sauce..


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Old 09-18-2017, 10:15 PM   #9
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As I was reading this, I also happened to be watching a Chinese period movie on Netflix on another monitor, and in a scene where some people were eating chicken, it struck me visually that the chicken legs that they were eating were huge.

Weird. So much for little Asian chicken legs. That idea might be just another Americanization of Chinese food.

Just a thought.
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As I was reading this, I also happened to be watching a Chinese period movie on Netflix on another monitor, and in a scene where some people were eating chicken, it struck me visually that the chicken legs that they were eating were huge.

Weird. So much for little Asian chicken legs. That idea might be just another Americanization of Chinese food.

Just a thought.
Don't believe everything you see in those "period" movies. Who actually knows what size their chickens were, I doubt they kept actual records of the sizes, but the "period" flicks aren't really a good bit of the time. DD is fascinated with Egyptian history, took a few courses in college, and reads the dry textbook type books from the experts in the field. She pitches a fit whenever she watches an Egyptian period flick because of how much they get wrong. Nobody wants to watch one with her she's so bad and lordy don't bring up one of those movies in conversation with her cause off she'll go.
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