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Adjudicator

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What's The Deal Here? Sun, 04/22/07 5:52 PM (permalink)
The below article I just found explains why I probably don't like fried chicken anymore. Are there any sources just for this particular cut of chicken?

http://www.tnfarmbureau.org/wcms/Editor/assets/Read%20All%20About%20It/1-29-07.pdf

To me, this is/was the best part of a bird.

BTW: Years ago, when I went shopping with my grandmother, these things were available by the pound.
 
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    iqdiva

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    RE: What's The Deal Here? Sun, 04/22/07 6:29 PM (permalink)
    Adjudicator,Mama always cut up her frying chickens so that my sister and I would have the pulley bone.It was always my favorite part of the chicken..My husband and I make wishes on the pulley bone to this day !
     
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      John A

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      RE: What's The Deal Here? Tue, 04/24/07 7:52 AM (permalink)
      I love fried chicken, that sure brings back some good memories.

      John
       
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        Sundancer7

        RE: What's The Deal Here? Tue, 04/24/07 8:48 AM (permalink)
        I had not thought about the wish bone in many years and now that I read this, I miss it.

        I guess when you buy a whole chicken, you get what you wish.

        Paul E. Smith
        Knoxville, TN
         
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          roossy90

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          RE: What's The Deal Here? Fri, 04/27/07 7:31 PM (permalink)
          Little restaurant down the street from me is called "Pulley Bones"...
          I did a review about a year ago (with pics), of their fried chicken.
          It was the best I ate, other than mom's.
          Sadly, no pulley bone was to be found....Mom always used to save that for me and bro.
           
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            CajunKing

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            RE: What's The Deal Here? Fri, 04/27/07 9:34 PM (permalink)
            WB tara - missed ya

            ADJ - you just got to get your knife sharpened and do it your self.
             
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              V960

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              RE: What's The Deal Here? Sat, 04/28/07 9:51 AM (permalink)
              I am an odd person (as anyone who frequents this site will agree) and cuts out the wishbone before poaching or cleaning a chicken. Carving is easier w/o it if roasting or poaching. If cleaning or portioning a chicken then the back, wing tips, wishbone and other things are headed for a stockpot.

              Due this happening I have hundreds of wishbones. I you wanted to know what happened to them...I have them ALL.
               
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                Twinwillow

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                RE: What's The Deal Here? Sat, 04/28/07 11:13 AM (permalink)
                quote:
                Originally posted by V960

                I am an odd person (as anyone who frequents this site will agree) and cuts out the wishbone before poaching or cleaning a chicken. Carving is easier w/o it if roasting or poaching. If cleaning or portioning a chicken then the back, wing tips, wishbone and other things are headed for a stockpot.

                Due this happening I have hundreds of wishbones. I you wanted to know what happened to them...I have them ALL.


                I bet you could sell them on Ebay.
                 
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                  dickestep

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                  RE: What's The Deal Here? Sat, 05/5/07 4:07 PM (permalink)
                  quote:
                  Originally posted by Adjudicator

                  The below article I just found explains why I probably don't like fried chicken anymore. Are there any sources just for this particular cut of chicken?

                  http://www.tnfarmbureau.org/wcms/Editor/assets/Read%20All%20About%20It/1-29-07.pdf

                  To me, this is/was the best part of a bird.

                  BTW: Years ago, when I went shopping with my grandmother, these things were available by the pound.
                  Another thing I was thinking about the other day was the tiny unlaid eggs Mom would save out of the hens she dressed. You'd see them in her dressing or giblet gravy.
                   
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                    naxet76

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                    RE: What's The Deal Here? Sat, 05/26/07 2:00 PM (permalink)
                    pulley bone...hee hee. That's such a cute word. I've only know them as wish bones!

                    As for the earlier post about frying with lard, my hubby's 97 year old grandmother still uses lard. You shoulda seen my face when I saw her grab a huge spoon, stick it in her box of lard and dump it in a hot iron skillet. She was using it to fry buñuelos (thin fried crispy "pancakes" dusted with sugar and cinnamon). And I remember too as a small child my paternal grandmother would use lard to fry eggs for me...I really do miss the flavor of it to be honest.
                     
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                      Jimeats

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                      RE: What's The Deal Here? Sun, 05/27/07 9:23 AM (permalink)
                      Nothing wrong with lard, if it's the real stuff. I use it for fried chicken, biscuits, corn bread and pie crusts.
                      I render my own lard, but I've heard that it can be purchased at spanish type market. I will try that route if I can. Chow Jim
                       
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                        MilwFoodlovers

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                        RE: What's The Deal Here? Sun, 05/27/07 10:25 AM (permalink)
                        The Spanish manteca/lard is hydrogenated and as chock full of trans fats as just about anything you could possibly eat. You own home rendered lard may well pop up as a healthy choice in the future according to some reports I've read.
                         
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                          Ram4

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                          RE: What's The Deal Here? Wed, 05/30/07 1:44 PM (permalink)
                          I could care less about wishbones. They are as pointless as fortune cookies, who some people actually believe are true. Just give me the food and let the kids have the wishbone. I don't miss them at all. The lard thing is a different story. But I bet my body would not be used to it anymore and it would run right through me!
                           
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