Saturday, April 12, 2008
Experimentation Is Freaking Awesome
It's not much but K and I did the Great Chicken Wing Experiment today. It's odd that I feel a bit guilty about eating chicken wings when I don't usually feel bad about eating meat, but considering that every fourth piece signified another dead chicken, we went through a good ten or twelve chickens doing this experiment. Of course, with every chicken breast sandwich eaten, there's two chicken wings left over, so it's not like there are a lot of chickens getting wasted just for their wings.
(If you're confused by my chicken-wing math, each chicken produces two breast filets and four "wings". The actual wing has three segments. The end segment is pretty much worthless except for stock, but the middle and shoulder segments are fine.)
We basically had the old-fashioned fried wings (no breading) with the butter and hot sauce coating along with wings marinated in teriyaki with freshly grated ginger, jerk, some low country seasoning, and an herbed key lime marinade. We invited my parents and sister over for spinach-salad with homemade dressing, chickens wings and fruit (cantaloupe, strawberries, and pineapple). The wings were pretty good. This was a fairly low-brow culinary experimentation, but it's always fun. K's salad wasn't half bad either.