A few of you may have read the title of this post and simple said ‘why Sara, why oh why?’ I know my mother will have. Why deep-fried chicken necks of all things? Surely there are nicer parts of the bird to fry to crunchy goodness? Well yes, there are as I discovered, but you have to experiment and play, or you will never know what brilliance may happen.
Using chicken necks in this manner falls in to my no waste, head to tail ethics of eating an animal. My thought was that this would give the often discarded chicken neck, another role in life. Besides being used in the making of stock, or some people (I believe), give them to their cats to chow down on. They are also an incredibly reasonable part of the chicken to purchase, a dollar or two a kilo.