The debate continues.
We can hear the screams in the pub now. One person insists that the entrees are the superior cut of chicken wings because they contain more “good” meat. Another person yells back that they are dead wrong – drums are the way to goand definitely more bang for your buck when it comes to chicken wings.
It’s an argument that’s probably been around since the invention of the chicken wing at Anchor Bar in 1964, and will likely continue to circle around until the end of time. We swear, we’ve heard arguments in bars about everything under the sun – but a debate over the best kind of chicken wing can lead to some very loud and stubborn opinions.
But what cut of chicken wing really has more meat on its bones (literally) – a dish or a drumstick?
Which is better – flat or drums?
Now, before we start a wing war here in Buffalo, let’s start by saying yes, both wing cuts have their own redeeming qualities.
Chicken drums (drums, drumsticks, whatever you call them) are the perfect cut of chicken wing to dip into your blue cheese, thanks to the larger bone right in the center that makes it easier to grab than The dishes.
However, flat chickens provide a cleaner and more “effortless” wing-eating experience. They’re obviously not as easy to eat as a boneless wing – but we all know that boneless wings are a fraud and nothing more than a glorified chicken nugget.
We digress. Let’s move on.
The definitive question: who has more MEAT, flats or drums?
You might not like this answer.
Technically speaking, a drum of chicken wing contains more meat than a dish. Keep in mind, though, that some of that “meat” is chewy, tough cartilage that’s nearly impossible to eat, let alone actually enjoy. Most of the time, the cartilage that cannot be removed from the bone ends up staying on the plate and not being eaten at all.
Our opinion ?
Sure. A chicken wing drum holds more meat – but it’s easier to clean the delicious meat from the bone of a dish, making it a superior cut of chicken wing overall.
Beat us on it.
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