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Anybody ever eaten the cocks comb?

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So, one of the latest fads is eating cocks combs.  I have seen some just as is, and some made into a dessert. 

My dad wants to try it, and I am probably game too.  Has anyone here eaten it?  How do you fix it?  Got a recipe to share?

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post #2 of 14

It just doesn't sound too good to me. Your adventurous spirit is great though, go for it. No idea of a recipe.

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post #3 of 14

If I were going to try and eat them, I think I would roll them in a seasoned batter and deep fry them.

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post #4 of 14

i would try it if it was prepared in some sort of asian style dish. they seem to know whats going on with chicken parts. my wife is korean and she wont even eat a one of our fresh prosessed backyard chickens. go figure lol.he

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Originally Posted by weaveagarden 

So, one of the latest fads is eating cocks combs.  I have seen some just as is, and some made into a dessert. 

My dad wants to try it, and I am probably game too.  Has anyone here eaten it?  How do you fix it?  Got a recipe to share?


I found this site on the subject, while looking for more pics the flowers by that name. This site is about cooking combs from roosters, just as you said. http://ideasinfood.typepad.com/ideas_in_food/2007/05/compromise.html

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here are cockscomb flowers. They are edible, and in some places, are used as vegetables or cereal.
http://www.theflowerexpert.com/content/growingflowers/flowersandseasons/cockscomb

Here's
another pic:http://www.hort.purdue.edu/ext/senior/flowers/images/small/cocksco2.jpg

http://tbn1.google.com/images?q=tbn:SjUxdLNC-k0zTM:http://fightingwindmills.files.wordpress.com/2008/08/cockscomb.jpg

http://tbn2.google.com/images?q=tbn:MFSeCyVxOhGwPM:http://static.howstuffworks.com/gif/willow/cockscomb-info0.gif

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post #6 of 14
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post #7 of 14

I remember Andrew Zimmerman eating those and he said they are very gelentious and delicious. Almost like eating pig's feet.

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post #8 of 14
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I knew that the plant was in the amaranth family (also love lies bleeding I think)  But I never knew that they were edible.  Thanks for the info.  I love amaranth seed.  Sort of like little sushi caviar in texture when cooked to just the right amount.

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post #9 of 14
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Ah, that settles it.  That is how my dad heard about them.... He watches Andrew a lot.  I must admit that sounds rather good.  I like gelatinous things. roll

I am not sure I could do the chocolate covered ones.  I know that unsweetened chocolate is good in some chicken recipes as a spice.  But chocolate covered.... I dunno?  idunno

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post #10 of 14

If you're invoking the spirit of Andrew Zimmern  then you need to serve it with a side of Roster ball soup..... Not bad actually but there is a textural issue most people would not like.

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