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April 8th, 2007
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MMmmm, Chicken
I bought a whole roasted chicken and ate some of it for my dinner tonight (with green beans and cucumber as sides). I simply adore roasted chicken. One of my favorite things about having a roast to myself is that I get both oysters. When I was a kid we had to share those, as in my family they are considered the choicest part of the bird.

Poll #962769 mmm, Chicken

What's your favorite part of a chicken to eat?

Leg
1(2.9%)
Thigh
3(8.6%)
Breast
14(40.0%)
Back
0(0.0%)
Oyster
2(5.7%)
Wing
1(2.9%)
Neck
0(0.0%)
Parts is parts; I like it all
0(0.0%)
I eat bonless chicken breasts or compressed chicken in fast food restaurants and had forgotten it had parts, really
2(5.7%)
I don't like to eat chicken
1(2.9%)

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From:skzbrust
Date:April 9th, 2007 03:18 am (UTC)

Oyster?

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This is the first time I've heard that chickens had oysters. Um...what are they?
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From:metalfatigue0
Date:April 9th, 2007 03:23 am (UTC)
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What are they? They're yummy, that's what!

(Wikipedia explains. I hadn't known the name for them until now.)

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From:boywhocantsayno
Date:April 9th, 2007 03:47 am (UTC)
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Thanks - I was going to ask as well. :)
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From:netmouse
Date:April 9th, 2007 02:27 pm (UTC)

Re: Oyster?

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As the picture in wikipedia shows, if you have a roasted chicken turned with the back up, the oysters are on either side, close to the spine, nearer to the wings. They are rather oyster-shaped, sitting in a concavity of bone, and they are tasty and rich.

Being in the boniest part of the chicken, I don't think they are typically included at all if you get a chicken that's already butchered into pieces, such as commercial fried chicken, but I'm not sure.
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From:foms
Date:April 9th, 2007 04:04 am (UTC)
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There's also them as thinks the pope's nose is the best part. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pope%27s_nose

Not I, you understand, but it bears mention.
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From:netmouse
Date:April 9th, 2007 02:28 pm (UTC)
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It is tasty, but there's not much meat there, usually. I prefer the oyster. But the name is amusing. :)
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From:yix
Date:April 9th, 2007 12:14 pm (UTC)
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I'm weird. I like the skin (I know, it's bad, but there it is) and liver a lot. But otherwise the breast meat tends to be my favorite.
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From:mbumby
Date:April 9th, 2007 05:08 pm (UTC)
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I like the pope's nose, the gizzard, and the heart. And the skin. Drumsticks are the most fun to eat. But I usually buy boneless skinless breasts. (Never heard of nor tried the oysters -- I suppose it makes sense though -- I'd heard of prairie oysters, but never those on a chicken.)
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From:skzbrust
Date:April 9th, 2007 05:47 pm (UTC)
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So...chickens have oysters. Who knew?

Next you'll be telling me clams have legs.
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From:avt_tor
Date:April 9th, 2007 05:49 pm (UTC)
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What can I say? I like breasts. ;)
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From:jeffreyab
Date:April 9th, 2007 06:21 pm (UTC)
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Funny I grew up in total ignorance of the oysters.

I think I ate them by default being the family scrounger when it came to food but I never found them extra tasty.
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