Tastes Like Chicken

I smoked a couple of chickens yesterday, and as I was prepping them (pulling the necks and organs out, salting them) Milo walked over and pointed to the offal.

“Ew. What’s all that?”

I explained.

“Is it edible?”

“Of course,” I said. “You love chicken liver pâté and we had beef heart tacos a while ago.”

“Oh yeah. Can I eat these hearts?”

“Of course you can.”

We salted them, stuck them on a skewer, and he held them over the fire, turning them like a champ. Once cooked, we used a fork to slide them off the skewer onto a little plate. He ate one as soon as it had cooled.

“It tastes just like chicken! And bacon! This is a great appetizer.”

My only regret was not sticking the livers on there, too.

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  1. 8/1/2012

    That kid is looking OLD. (Which makes you…older?)

    WHAT is that cooking apparatus, though? Badassitude.

    • Peter

      That’s the smoker. 11 years old and counting. Best $140 I ever spent.

  2. It is good to see young people excited about eating “from snout to tail”.

    • Peter

      He’s very adventurous.

  3. 8/1/2012

    He’s so grown up, all of a sudden! I remember doing just that with my “second Dad” (a great family friend) when I was about his age. He made me feel very special by offering me the heart to try.

  4. Peter

    The long hair makes him look older.

  5. 8/3/2012

    Two livers. That’s too few but so appetizer

  6. 8/3/2012

    Not just the hair but the longer face and body, and real, grownup teeth. Time flies.

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