Originally Posted by time2lose
At first I thought Turkey-butt, "yuck!" but then I realized that I have eaten "Boston butt" a great deal!
Actually Boston butt comes from the upper shoulder, not the backside at all whereas these literally were tails (the fatty piece where the tail feathers are attached). However, oxtails aren't considered all that strange.
The fat and skin content is pretty high, so I wouldn't eat these every day, but cooked until the skin was crispy, very yummy.
Some people call this poultry part "the popes nose." Having been raised Catholic, I find the term incredibly offensive (my first argument with hubby as a newly married person was over his using the term. In front of my Catholic family, no less).
Overall, I have a "parts is parts" philosophy when it comes to meat. I really believe that if people are going to eat meat, we should be eating every edible part.