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A friend suggested that a good blog post would be to ask, “What is the weirdest food you’ve eaten?”
I’ll start it off. My mom made gizzards and gravy for dinner when I was a kid. I’d spoon those rubbery innards floating in gravy over egg noodles. And I loved it. I ate them like a pig getting filet mignon instead of corn hash. Serve gizzards and gravy now to any kid and they’d leap from the table begging to clean their room instead. Hey, there’s a way to get something done by kids.
Those were good size gizzards I ate back then, so I’m not sure what animal they were from because the gizzards I happen to see occasionally in whole chickens (sometimes there aren’t any) look pee-wee compared to the gizzards I gobbled up as a kid. But since the gizzards were cooked in gravy, they became tender—well, as tender as a rubbery organ can become.
Even the name gizzard doesn’t sound appetizing, does it? I was the kind of kid that tried anything put in front of me, and usually ate it with gusto! Gizzard Gusto!
What’s your weird food?