Originally Posted by Bolas De Fraile
These are monster thighs greg, the packs have a thigh and leg in them, the thigh weighed nearly 3lbs. Stuffed it fed the two of us with enough left over for salad today.
Fresh chicken livers are about $1.60/lbs over here.
There were too many errors in my previous post (punctuation, spelling, even a line-feed that I don't know how got in there)... but there's one error I feel like correcting. (Probably caused by mental error.)
Cost of two large turkey things parted out at our markets in L.A. is about $4-$5 for two
thighs large enough for each to make an ample serving for one. In fact it's one of my cheapest dinners, and a very good one. I buy a two-pack (it makes sense that thighs come in pairs) and cook one, freeze the other, dinner protein serving for about $2.50.
I used to pick up 2-3 two-packs at a time, depending on availability. (I see thighs available only about 1/4 of my shopping trips. I wish they had them in stock all the time but they don't, that's Ralphs, Von's and Albertson's here in CA. Trivia: "Ralphs" is not a punctuation error. The store chain was started by a guy whose last name was Ralphs. No lie!
It's funny how some things are unpopular and not many people eat them so the markets price them really low to get rid of them. Turkey breasts are expensive because they're desirable, but evidently not many people like dark meat so thighs go for less than breasts. Fact is, you can't raise a double breast without two thighs in close formation. One thing I've always wondered, why are there always breasts but rarely thighs? Maybe other people like the thighs as much as me and they disappear quickly, but if they're that popular why are they so inexpensive?
I used to like chicken livers when they were 29 cents/pound. (I remember when gasoline was 24.9 per gallon.) The economy slowed and people started looking for cheaper dinners and the popularity of chicken livers surged. Now you're lucky if you can find them under $1/pound.
My favorite Asian market (Bang Luck) sells pig vaginas. I haven't looked at the price. Somehow I think that no matter how expensive food gets I won't be buying them any time soon.
Sometimes it's not a good idea to look too closely at what's for sale in ethnic markets. BTW I can tell you where to get canned locusts if you're passing through my town... (I didn't look at the price on them either. I'm not a locust kind of guy.)