Do YOU eat that butt thing on a chicken?

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by BBQJOE, Nov 30, 2016.


    BBQJOE Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 25, 2015
    Void where prohibited.
    You know, that triangular chunk on the assend of a whole chicken.
    It has a number of names including Pope's nose. It's technical name is the pygostyle.

    I just read that it's highly nutritional. Yeah, well, I'll eat a lot of things most people don't, but you can keep all those to yourself!

    People hardly ever ate catfish, until someone said it was good.
    Folks didn't give a darn about wings at one time. Now they're $3 bucks plus per pound.

    Just wait until the bar industry catches wind of this.
    What could be better than a basket full of deep fried Pygostyles???
  2. Dom'sHEns

    Dom'sHEns Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 2, 2007
    New Jersey
    YES!, just have to make sure you get that oil gland out.[​IMG]

    Most times it just becomes part of my stock, I do not go out of my way to eat it directly.

  3. woodbootcher17

    woodbootcher17 New Egg

    Dec 5, 2016
    Heck yah! It's one of the best pieces.
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    you can have my share [​IMG]
  5. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] Eeeew! That is a big fat NO [​IMG]
  6. N F C

    N F C dem crazy bones Premium Member

    Dec 12, 2013
    [​IMG] and [​IMG] and no

    I didn't know that part even had a name (Pope's nose? really? lol)
  7. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    From the Macquarie Dictionary

    What is the origin of the term 'the parson's nose'?
    Originally this bit of a chook was called 'the Pope's nose' – and by originally it was in the 1700s in England. It was meant to be a bit of cheerful irreverence directed towards the Pope and chuckled over on each occasion when roast chicken was on the menu. However a century later everyone had forgotten the point of the joke. They started to feel that it was improper for the Pope to lay claim to any part of their chicken or goose and renamed this bit 'the parson's nose' to bring it home to England.

    And while eating a parson's nose might not sound particularly tempting, in fact the item of food is regarded as one of the best bits of the chook to eat.

    Far be it from me to argue with the Macquarie Dictionary but "the item of food is regarded as one of the best bits of the chook"??? I don't think so! [​IMG]
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  8. N F C

    N F C dem crazy bones Premium Member

    Dec 12, 2013
    I sure hope this comes up in some trivia contest because I'm prepared now, lol.

    Pope's nose or parson's nose, hmmm, still a big no thank you!
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