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Sep 20, 2013 11:13 AM

It's nothing to be ashamed of but.......

What have you done that you wouldn't go on Facebook and talk about? I have eaten the entire skin off of a chicken as it cooled on the stove top. I season my bird with olive oil and lemon and then sprinkle salt, pepper and herbes de Provence all over. The skin hot from the oven is better than bacon!! Share your dirty little secrets!

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  1. I was making char siu (red cooked pork). Recipe said to cut it up, make a sauce, cook it in the oven for a long time, basting every 10 minutes with the sauce. I made it about an hour before I started "tasting" it. I have never ever smelled anything that good. Only ended up with half of what I started with.

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    1. re: 512window

      Been there, don that...ASHAMED!
      I now make mine on the grill and leave it in larger pieces so as not to have the same outcome. By the way, I really do like it cooked on the grill better.

      1. re: jnk

        So now we have a club! I have never been brave enough to try making it again.

        1. re: 512window

          Make it the day that you're having company for dinner, this way you'll have no choice but to make sure that you have enough left over.

        1. re: sandylc

          This is the easy way, there are many more recipes that don't use processed sauces. Either way it's delicious. Enjoy.

          1. re: jnk

            Can I do this with a pork roast? I have one that is the same cut as chops and I'm wondering what to do with it.

      2. Mini shots of hot sauce and it! Ooh, and mustard too.

        1. i put maldon sea salt on my buttered toast!

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          1. re: TSAW

            LOVE coarse salt of any sort on my toast...

            1. re: sandylc

              sandylc, I LOVE LOVE LOVE salt. I'm trying this out this weekend. It never occurred to me to salt my toast! Do you butter it too or just salt it?

          2. i have taken the chicken skin and cooked it seperate and eaten it.
            i have hidden cookies so I can eat them in peace when everyone is gone

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            1. re: girloftheworld

              Me too, with the chicken skin. My adult son loved it and told we could never make that again. lol, he's on a health kick,

              1. re: girloftheworld

                This last Thanksgiving, after eating all the crispy turkey skin from the top of the bird, I saved all the remaining skin in its own bag in the fridge. The next day, I broiled it for a few minutes. Second Thanksgiving!

                1. re: girloftheworld

                  I have started saving wilted chicken skin and heating it up in a skillet. I call it 'chicken skin bacon'. Heaven!

                  ps I love salmon skin too. Many sushi joints (including my favorite) roast it and incorporate into a roll. Yum