I want to like dark meat, really I do. I hate letting food go to waste, but invariably, when we cook a whole bird, we let the back half of it sit in the fridge until one of us throws it out.
I'm looking for anything that will help us consume dark meat. Neither my partner nor I especially like the flavor of dark meat. I grew up spoiled, I suppose, so I always just ate white meat, and am not used to the flavor of dark. It's a bit gamey and has a slimier texture.
I am, however, Super Frugal, and it pains me to see giant bags of dark meat in the fridge that we virtuously pulled off and saved, fully intending to eat it, but never actually doing so. I also pride myself on eating just about anything without complaint, so this whole dark meat conundrum goes against my character.
At Christmas, we're roasting a giant turkey, so I want to be prepared. I'm looking for recipes, tips & tricks for learning to like it. I am open to casseroles, but my partner
is, ahem, more selective
about what she eats, and isn't crazy about them. She especially doesn't like leftovers, although I don't think leftover meat used in something else applies here. So creative uses for any dark meat poultry would be appreciated.
Or, is it a losing battle? Should I just give up and let my cats
feast after every roast bird?