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  • snowflake954snowflake954 Member Posts: 5,096 Member Member Posts: 5,096 Member
    just_Tomek wrote: »
    Chicken breast over thighs anytime.

    What kind of monster are you?

    I can't remember the last time I used chicken breast for anything. Thighs have so much more flavor.

    I am indifferent. Breast with skin on/bone in is alright.

    My opinion (possibly unpopular), is that chicken breast lacks its own inherent flavor. And, yes, I have had it properly cooked, but even when moist and juicy, it tastes like nothing to me. If it has skin on it, I taste the skin. If it has seasoning, sauce, breading, etc, I taste those elements, but nothing in the meat itself.

    I think it's fine as an element in a dish...like tofu, it takes on the flavor of whatever you pair it with. But, if I'm just grilling or roasting some chicken, it's gotta be thighs for me.

    I'm the same with turkey...on Thanksgiving, when everyone's going after the breast meat, I'm just piling my plate with dark meat.

    You are right for chicken (or any animal) that is grown commercially. There is a big difference in taste when it's a free range animal. A lot depends on what they eat. It's the same for farmed fish. The flavor is much less than wild caught fish. However, free range costs much more to raise so most couldn't afford it. I grew up on a farm. As another thought, the type of soil can change the taste of vegetables. We get tomatoes grown on Vesuvius and volcanic soil gives excellent flavor. Another example are Bronte pistachios which are also grown on volcanic soil. Sometimes the grocery store will have carrots or potatoes that come from another country and are grown in sand--no flavor and full of water.
  • nooshi713nooshi713 Member Posts: 4,125 Member Member Posts: 4,125 Member
    just_Tomek wrote: »
    nooshi713 wrote: »
    just_Tomek wrote: »
    nooshi713 wrote: »
    Raw meat in any form is disgusting.

    Why?
    Did you ever have a properly made steak tartare or carpaccio?

    I have tried both of those at nice restaurants and I stand by what I said. Disgusting. Sashimi is vomit inducing. Raw meat is also dangerous. I learned this in parasitology class and in my medical practice.

    Maybe take that course again and pay attention? ;)

    I got an A+ in that class. I stand by what I said.
  • VegjoyPVegjoyP Member Posts: 690 Member Member Posts: 690 Member
    So I am throwing in a curve ball on the chicken. LOL

    Chicken is gross. Meat is gross. Yes I am plant based. No I do not think bad on anyone ever on thier likings for ANYTHING. I was a true carnivore for a while.

    I love tofu

    So there. LOL! :smiley::D
  • SuzySunshine99SuzySunshine99 Member Posts: 1,640 Member Member Posts: 1,640 Member
    just_Tomek wrote: »
    just_Tomek wrote: »
    Chicken breast over thighs anytime.

    What kind of monster are you?

    I can't remember the last time I used chicken breast for anything. Thighs have so much more flavor.

    Time to learn to cook and enjoy the benefits ;)
    I knew this was going to be a very "popular" opinion hehe. Yet ppl buy more breast than any other type of chicken, but when asked..... 90% will say thighs are sooooo much better.

    I know how to cook, thanks. That's the standard response from people that love their chicken breasts...."You just don't know how to cook." Nah, I just prefer the rich flavor of dark meat poultry...chicken, turkey, duck.
  • pancakerunnerpancakerunner Member Posts: 3,782 Member Member Posts: 3,782 Member
    just_Tomek wrote: »
    just_Tomek wrote: »
    Chicken breast over thighs anytime.

    What kind of monster are you?

    I can't remember the last time I used chicken breast for anything. Thighs have so much more flavor.

    Time to learn to cook and enjoy the benefits ;)
    I knew this was going to be a very "popular" opinion hehe. Yet ppl buy more breast than any other type of chicken, but when asked..... 90% will say thighs are sooooo much better.

    I know how to cook, thanks. That's the standard response from people that love their chicken breasts...."You just don't know how to cook." Nah, I just prefer the rich flavor of dark meat poultry...chicken, turkey, duck.

    I am with you. The thighs = tender. love
  • DancingMoosieDancingMoosie Member Posts: 5,530 Member Member Posts: 5,530 Member
    Growing up, I didn't like milk, chocolate milk, the cookie part of Oreos(too bitter), pbj sandwiches, or coleslaw. 🤷
  • shelleyhunter2shelleyhunter2 Member Posts: 2 Member Member Posts: 2 Member
    Black olives smell like BO and taste worse.
  • pikovachevapikovacheva Member Posts: 19 Member Member Posts: 19 Member
    Black olives smell like BO and taste worse.

    All olives are gross :D
  • Katmary71Katmary71 Member Posts: 3,647 Member Member Posts: 3,647 Member
    I prefer chicken breasts over any other chicken part but I prefer white meat. White meat can be pretty dry with turkey unless cooked right though. I just bought chicken thighs for the first time for a recipe. I can handle dark meat but the skin has to go, gross. As a kid I'd wad up skin or fatty meat in my cheek and go to the bathroom and spit it in the toilet. LOL, if I had kids I'd clobber them for that!
  • SuzySunshine99SuzySunshine99 Member Posts: 1,640 Member Member Posts: 1,640 Member
    just_Tomek wrote: »
    Katmary71 wrote: »
    I prefer chicken breasts over any other chicken part but I prefer white meat. White meat can be pretty dry with turkey unless cooked right though. I just bought chicken thighs for the first time for a recipe. I can handle dark meat but the skin has to go, gross. As a kid I'd wad up skin or fatty meat in my cheek and go to the bathroom and spit it in the toilet. LOL, if I had kids I'd clobber them for that!

    Flabby skin is disgusting. But when you treat it right and it becomes crispy, heaven. Trick with skin is to salt it and let it air dry. They just cook skin side down first, and dont submerge the skin into liquid after that.

    OR

    Peel the skin off, salt it, put between two baking sheets and roast OR air fry. Same result.

    I'll add that the best crispy skin results I have achieved comes from, as you said, air-drying it, then skin side down in a COLD cast iron pan, then put the pan on heat, and don't touch it until you feel the skin starting to release from the pan.
  • alexmosealexmose Member Posts: 608 Member Member Posts: 608 Member
    just_Tomek wrote: »
    Katmary71 wrote: »
    I prefer chicken breasts over any other chicken part but I prefer white meat. White meat can be pretty dry with turkey unless cooked right though. I just bought chicken thighs for the first time for a recipe. I can handle dark meat but the skin has to go, gross. As a kid I'd wad up skin or fatty meat in my cheek and go to the bathroom and spit it in the toilet. LOL, if I had kids I'd clobber them for that!

    Flabby skin is disgusting. But when you treat it right and it becomes crispy, heaven. Trick with skin is to salt it and let it air dry. They just cook skin side down first, and dont submerge the skin into liquid after that.

    OR

    Peel the skin off, salt it, put between two baking sheets and roast OR air fry. Same result.

    I forgot which thread I was on for a second reading the first line and was like ‘uh.....moderator?’
  • quiksylver296quiksylver296 Member Posts: 26,949 Member Member Posts: 26,949 Member
    alexmose wrote: »
    just_Tomek wrote: »
    Katmary71 wrote: »
    I prefer chicken breasts over any other chicken part but I prefer white meat. White meat can be pretty dry with turkey unless cooked right though. I just bought chicken thighs for the first time for a recipe. I can handle dark meat but the skin has to go, gross. As a kid I'd wad up skin or fatty meat in my cheek and go to the bathroom and spit it in the toilet. LOL, if I had kids I'd clobber them for that!

    Flabby skin is disgusting. But when you treat it right and it becomes crispy, heaven. Trick with skin is to salt it and let it air dry. They just cook skin side down first, and dont submerge the skin into liquid after that.

    OR

    Peel the skin off, salt it, put between two baking sheets and roast OR air fry. Same result.

    I forgot which thread I was on for a second reading the first line and was like ‘uh.....moderator?’

    I did the same thing! :laugh:
  • SuzySunshine99SuzySunshine99 Member Posts: 1,640 Member Member Posts: 1,640 Member
    Back to unpopular opinions...

    I can't eat anything with chocolate sprinkles...they look like mouse droppings.
  • quiksylver296quiksylver296 Member Posts: 26,949 Member Member Posts: 26,949 Member
    Back to unpopular opinions...

    I can't eat anything with chocolate sprinkles...they look like mouse droppings.

    Or any sprinkles! Yucky little pieces of wax.
  • SuzySunshine99SuzySunshine99 Member Posts: 1,640 Member Member Posts: 1,640 Member
    Back to unpopular opinions...

    I can't eat anything with chocolate sprinkles...they look like mouse droppings.

    Or any sprinkles! Yucky little pieces of wax.

    I actually like the texture they give to ice cream, cakes, and doughnuts. But, they gotta be a color other than brown.
  • quiksylver296quiksylver296 Member Posts: 26,949 Member Member Posts: 26,949 Member
    Back to unpopular opinions...

    I can't eat anything with chocolate sprinkles...they look like mouse droppings.

    Or any sprinkles! Yucky little pieces of wax.

    I actually like the texture they give to ice cream, cakes, and doughnuts. But, they gotta be a color other than brown.

    Nope. Nope. Nope.

    Blechy!

    :laugh:
  • pancakerunnerpancakerunner Member Posts: 3,782 Member Member Posts: 3,782 Member
    Back to unpopular opinions...

    I can't eat anything with chocolate sprinkles...they look like mouse droppings.

    Or any sprinkles! Yucky little pieces of wax.

    I actually like the texture they give to ice cream, cakes, and doughnuts. But, they gotta be a color other than brown.

    Nope. Nope. Nope.

    Blechy!

    :laugh:

    I'm indifferent on sprinkles!
  • glassyoglassyo Member Posts: 4,458 Member Member Posts: 4,458 Member
    Speaking of colors, green m&ms taste the best. The blue suck and get thrown out.
  • pancakerunnerpancakerunner Member Posts: 3,782 Member Member Posts: 3,782 Member
    glassyo wrote: »
    Speaking of colors, green m&ms taste the best. The blue suck and get thrown out.

    speaking of m&m's... the mini tubes are the best way to eat them
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  • ejbronteejbronte Member Posts: 826 Member Member Posts: 826 Member
    glassyo wrote: »
    Speaking of colors, green m&ms taste the best. The blue suck and get thrown out.

    speaking of m&m's... the mini tubes are the best way to eat them
    0wa19cu8jexy.png

    Oh, this made me think of this:

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