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View Poll Results: What do you do with the wing tip?
I eat it 25 39.68%
I throw it away 12 19.05%
I save it for stock 18 28.57%
I don't even take it home, I have the butcher trim it off 2 3.17%
Something else 6 9.52%
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Old 06-27-2012, 06:45 PM
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What do you do with chicken wing tips?

Chicken wings: delicious. There's the drumette, the wingette, and the tip, or the "fatty, the flatty, and the nub," depending on which terminology you prefer, but that's not the question.

What do you do with the wing tip?
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Old 06-27-2012, 06:56 PM
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They go into the gallon ziploc living in the freezer along with the other bones, bits and scraps, and eventually become stock.
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Old 06-27-2012, 07:00 PM
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If they’re fried crispy, you can just eat the bone in the tip.
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Old 06-27-2012, 07:06 PM
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Feed them to my dogs, along with the rest of the chicken.
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Old 06-27-2012, 07:32 PM
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Feed them to my dogs, along with the rest of the chicken.
Great minds think a like. Me, too.
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Old 06-27-2012, 09:21 PM
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They go into the gallon ziploc living in the freezer along with the other bones, bits and scraps, and eventually become stock.
This. Same with necks, backs, and other assorted body parts.
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Old 06-28-2012, 01:47 PM
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Isn't it terribly bad to feed your dogs chicken bones because they'll crack and make them choke?
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Old 06-28-2012, 01:50 PM
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Only if they're cooked. (The chicken, not the dogs. I'm fairly certain it doesn't much matter what you feed to cooked dogs. )

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Old 06-28-2012, 02:01 PM
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Really? My dog loves chicken wings, and I spend ages de-boning them for her dinner.
Can I just throw her the entire wings, or are only the tips OK?
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Old 06-28-2012, 02:12 PM
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I eat em. The skins the best part. If I ever win the lottery I am going to start up a chicken SKIN franchise. Baked, broiled, and fried chicken skin. None of that pesky white meat or dark meat. Lets just cut to the chase here.
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Old 06-28-2012, 02:14 PM
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Yeah, just give it to her whole.
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Old 06-28-2012, 04:17 PM
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They go into the gallon ziploc living in the freezer along with the other bones, bits and scraps, and eventually become stock.
This.
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Old 06-28-2012, 04:25 PM
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Save them for the chicken to wear on special occassions.
(ba-dum-bum)
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Old 06-28-2012, 04:31 PM
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They are crucial to some rather esoteric sexual practices.
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Old 06-28-2012, 06:35 PM
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Voted "something else," because it depends on what I'm doing with the bird.

If I'm roasting it, the wing tips are essential because I use them to tuck under the skin. Cutting a small slit in the skin of the body and tucking the tip of the wing into it positions the wings nicely so they stay near the body and don't flop around to get overcooked.

For fried chicken, I keep them in place because there's no point in removing them.

If I'm boiling the chicken in preparation for making something else, I discard them. In this case, I'm usually removing the skin, and it's nearly impossible to get the skin off of the wing tip. It's not worth keeping them for stock -- they mostly render out as fat anyway, yielding just that much more fat I have to scoop off of the stock after it cools.
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Old 06-28-2012, 07:43 PM
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I throw them out. They're all skin (no meat that I've ever been able to find) and I don't eat the skin of the rest of the chicken.
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Old 07-02-2012, 11:39 PM
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I eat them. In this order:
Hand/fingers first. No matter how many wings I order I ALWAYS pull and eat all the hand/finger parts from each one first.
Next, the forearm, of each wing...
Finally, the upper arm of each one.

This post makes me want to call in an order for 12 of Pelicano's broasted chicken wings tomorrow!
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