I find myself increasingly open to trying organ meats. I was hesitant about the tripe, I was slightly apprehensive about the tongue, and when I saw a package of chicken hearts I excitedly purchased it without a second thought.
Really, who could resist?
Since this is something I’ve never cooked before, I’ll go to my old standby and fry them up.
Total: $1 - $10
Coarsely chop as many scallions and garlic cloves you’d like. I used three of each.
Sautee them in oil until the scallions and garlic start to brown slightly.
Add the hearts. Stir occasionally, to turn the hearts and keep the veggies from sticking to the bottom of the pan. You want the hearts to turn dark brown.
It’s like a fatty piece of dark meat, only it’s a bit hard to bite through. Cardiovascular muscle is pretty dense and these feel almost like they have a sausage casing over them. It's not half bad, especially if you like dark meat. I even made a sandwich with it. There is the slight disadvantage of my girlfriend refusing to kiss me, but that shouldn’t affect you because I’d punch you if you kissed her anyway. Despite devouring the hearts of an entire farm of chickens, I'm not sure if I absorbed any of their power. Hopefully I’ll gain their strength and courage in addition to what I have already, and not as a complete substitution. Stay queer!