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Where can I order chicken oysters online?

Pwmfan Aug 10, 2013 12:06 PM

Reading through Ipsedixit's post about the "Pope's Nose" (http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/912664) made me remember how much I love chicken oysters. I would like to purchase them, but Googling brought me recipes but no sources. Buying 8 chicken legs and removing them myself is not an option; I live alone and this would fill my freezer with enough chicken for a year. Anybody have any idea how to go about obtaining about a pound of these tasty little morsels online?

  1. John E. Aug 10, 2013 07:55 PM

    Whenever I see a reference to chicken oysters, I think of Mike Isabella stealing the idea from Richard Blais to serve chicken oysters on real oyster shells.

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      miss_belle Aug 10, 2013 03:21 PM

      I wouldn't think that roasting a pound of chicken oysters all by themselves will give you the same flavor you remember from the whole bird with it roasting and automatically basting with the all those drippings. But what do I know:-)

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      1. re: miss_belle
        sunshine842 Aug 10, 2013 05:47 PM

        it doesn't -- you can buy oysters by themselves in France (where they're called "sot-ly-laisse" -- the part the fool leaves) and no, they just aren't the same.

      2. phofiend Aug 10, 2013 02:55 PM

        I don't know about online sources, but I buy chicken backs to make stock for next to nothing at Asian or Hispanic markets. They always have the oysters attached. I remove them before making the stock.

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        1. re: phofiend
          Pwmfan Aug 10, 2013 07:46 PM

          Thanks, everyone. I see your point about them just not tasting the same en masse, so to speak. Maybe some things should just be savored for the rare treat they are.

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