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snacks or other foods you eat, that others find " gross"

Really anything...for example pork skins..pigs feet..pickled eggs.
Just something you like that others have "ewwwed"" lol

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  1. I had never done it before yesterday and I need to tell someone because I hid it from my SO. Chicken skin sprinkled with salt, pepper an a little garlic powder sautéed in butter until crispy. He would have a fit if he knew.

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      1. re: melpy

        We have a restaurant in our town (one of my favorite restaurants, actually) that serves fried chicken skin. I love the idea of chicken skin getting some respect. I remember getting in trouble for eating all the skin off of several leftover pieces of KFC original when I was about 4 years old, and again for eating the skin off of leftover homemade bbq glazed and grilled chicken shortly after the KFC incident. I have a history of chicken skin love. So, I was pretty excited when I heard about the appetizer. I assumed I would love them; I am grateful that I don't. They aren't bad. They just are not worth the caloric indulgence.

        So now I'm thinking I need to try at home sauteed chicken skins. Because really, there's no reason that this would not be good.

        1. re: debbiel

          My local Hometown Buffet, uses breading that renders the carapace of skin on the chicken thighs into a chicken skin chip that can be removed in one piece. Fatty, salty heaven.

          1. re: debbiel

            We have a local place that will have a special of chicken skin tacos....never had them but I'd love to try one.

            1. re: debbiel

              Home-sauteed rendered chicken skins are gribenes in Yiddish; cracklins in "soul food." :)

            2. re: melpy

              I love chicken skin - turkey skin too (the only part of a turkey worth eating, IMO).

              1. re: melpy

                I had never done it before yesterday and I need to tell someone because I hid it from my SO. Chicken skin sprinkled with salt, pepper an a little garlic powder sautéed in butter until crispy. He would have a fit if he knew.
                _______________________________________

                melpy,

                Have you ever tried "Chicken Skin Candy"?

                See my previous post here: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/739272

                1. re: melpy

                  A couple years ago I read about a Top Chef winner that is Jewish (I don't think he keeps Kosher however) and has a restaurant where instead of serving a BLT he substitutes crisp, flat chicken skins for bacon. When you sauté your chicken skins do they come out flat? The way I have cooked them to keep them flat and spread out is to put them on parchment paper on the baking sheet and cook them in the oven. I wish I could buy chicken skins in bulk.

                2. Does squishing up the inside of my bagel (or hot pretzel or any other baked good for that matter) in my hand until it's nice and dense count? (I normally do this in secret - LOL!)

                  The really scary thing is that my kids to it too (discovered it on their own), and I know that I should tell them not to, but I feel like such a hypocrite.

                  1. Raw oysters, raw clams, head cheese, pickled pigs feet (trotters). I'm sure there are others I've forgotten, but those are most "ewwwww"-worthy.

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                    1. re: njmarshall55

                      Yes, yes, and yes please. Never had raw clams, too far inland to try them at home and I don't recall seeing them in the restaurants I've been to.

                    2. Spam, liverwurst, chicken liver, whitefish salad, anchovies, pigs knuckles and...caviar! All consumed by me and reviled by everyone else in my house.

                      Jerseygirl111

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                      1. re: Jerseygirl111

                        Yum. Add scrapple, canned smoked oysters, herring, and that could be my list.

                        1. re: Jerseygirl111

                          Unfortunately my boyfriend loves them as well and they don't last in my house...

                        2. Pickled herring (especially on bagels)
                          Canned sardines, anchovies, kippers, smoked oysters, and mussels
                          Chopped liver
                          Liver and onions
                          Oxtails
                          Goat meat
                          Liverwurst
                          Blood sausage (morcilla)
                          Chicken hearts (we have an awesome Brazilian food truck, Feast Beast, that sells five marinated, grilled hearts on a skewer for $5)
                          Pickled eggs
                          Strawberries (with or without vanilla ice cream) with balsamic vinegar

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                          1. re: Big Bad Voodoo Lou

                            What do you do to the goat meat to get around it's gameiness? It just turns my stomach.