Every time we buy chicken wings I have to wash them, thoroughly, and remove all traces of feathers. I don’t want to eat any feathers, ever. It’s a long, arduous task and kills my back. It’s also boring and a bit disgusting. Every time I clean wings, I think of all of my vegetarian friends and I’m jealous that they will never, ever, have to do this.
But I never think of them once when I’m crunching away on my dinner of on oh-so-tasty hot wings.
I use a combination of Frank’s Red Hot Sauce, Jalapeno sauce, garlic powder, and mustard powder for the mix. You?
We managed to get Frank’s over here a few years ago! We went around the county buying it all. We just use the wing sauce straight outta the bottle – I can’t take things tooooo hot and we both hate mustard. I’d love a good recipe for garlic butter wing sauce, though.
yikes! Ptttt pttt pttt–just like Sylvester!
hack hack hack ptui!
Nothing wrong with a bit of crunchy feather – until it gets stuck between your teeth!
We-e-e-l … I’m a bit strange, it seems. My favourite part is the wing tip, and I it eat it bones and all, as long as it crunches. So getting things stuck in my teeth could be really, really bad!
arrrrgggggh! our chickens in the US are so well scrubbed that it’s easy to forget that they come with feathers as original equipment!
Wings aren’t a big item here – we get them super cheap. Now I know why…
Ugh… my chicken comes without feathers, already skinned, and in a nice plastic wrap that says “Tyson.” 😉
I wouldn’t want a skinless chicken wing! It reminds me they were once alive, which is good and gives a bit more thought to the bird (and obviously if I eat the bones, I’m not wasting much). The cool thing here is that all fresh food is labelled with what country it came from, and if it is Irish, the actual FARM it came from. I could drive there and check it out if I so desire.
Ugh! What a pain in the ass!! Hardly worth the bother. Sounds like its about time to break out the Tofurkey!! No feathers on that! 🙂
Unfortunately I’m also a pain in the ass when it comes to food! A lot of meat-substitutes have onion in them, which I cannot abide at all. And I just love my wangs 🙂
If you love them then it’s worth the work. I could never be a vegetarian, I love a good hunk of meat. 🙂 Plus, soy and my yummy don’t get along.
I freak out when I find a feather on my chickenwings.
Do you cook them? Or do you mean when you get them already cooked? That would make me very upset, if a restaurant gave me something with feathers!
To save your back, get a rocking chair and work from your lap with tables on the side. Keeps you from hunching over on your work….
Unfortunately this job is a standing-at-the-sink job. I don’t think I’d like raw chicken on my lap, either 🙂