barney's Cheap Eatin' Thread

Discussion in 'Food Preparation, Camp Cooking and Recipes' started by barney, Oct 22, 2017.

  1. Luther's Feist

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    I got 10 Hens that are getting a little older but still getting 4 or 5 a day but should pick up anytime. Actually got some still going thru molt
     
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  2. kyoutdoorsman

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    Wild planet and king Oscar are in the top 3 for the best sardines. That's what I ternet says.
     
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  3. Carl

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  4. barney

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    I tried the King Oscar sardines today for lunch, and they were just excellent all of the way around! These sardines weren't just a quick nutritious lunch, they were a party in a can!

    Of the brand's of sardines I've ate this week I am going to rate these at the very top because of the all around quality. They had the best eye appeal of all of the brand's tried. They had an excellent flavor and were firm fleshed. I was able to remove each sardine from the can in one piece. I also feel these were a better value for money even though the Wild Planet brand claims to weigh more. I will verify the weight of the meat the next time I have both brands in hand with a scale. The flavor of my top 3 favorites are VERY close, but Wild Planet, and Great Value barely edge King Oscar to 3rd place in flavor. Those two are just a little richer tasting than King Oscar. As far as over all placing of the top 3 brands, here's how I would rank them based on flavor, eye appeal, quality, and value. If it wasn't for the Wild Planet being packed in evoo, I would flip 2 and 3.
    1. King Oscar
    2. Wild Planet
    3. Great Value brand from Walmart
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  5. Luther's Feist

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    I did go get some more but I just got the cheap ones walmart had on discount the other say. Still didn't have the great value ones. I'm go an try them and the king oscar before long
     
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  6. JR in KY

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    Barney ate my DamZingers.....

    King Oscar when I get back home.
     
  7. barney

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    Move over Zingers! Them new birthday cupcakes from Hostess are da bomb!
     
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  8. Im gonna eat a small bowl of stew then try my king oscars for a snack watching Murray State game on TV. One thing I noticed reading up on them is we are talking about a huge variety/species of ocean fish here. You get 3-4 big ones in a Wild Planet where theses KOs I’m trying are a smaller “brisling” sardine with 12-22 sardines per tin. That’s bound to make difference in taste.
     
  9. kyoutdoorsman

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    Barney I talk to my buddy tonight about the sardine issue. He laughed and chuckled at me. That's what he said. Put them on a cracker with a little hot sauce. I might have to pull up my big boy pants and try them this weekend. Out of the 3 you posted. Which one if less fishy
     
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  10. JR in KY

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    Well. I peeled open the King Oscar tonight and I have to say...they are indeed beautiful in the can.
    Taste? Much less fishy as someone asked and Very Good taste. As DS said, they are a different minnow, But I liked them better than the Wild Planet.
    Out of the top 2 old King Oscar is #1.
    Nock, I'm sorry you had to eat your Coyote Bait.
     
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  11. beauhunter41031

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    I’m glad to see pictures of the open tin.I was expecting very tiny tiny fish when labeled 12- 22. I bought the regular size today to compare 7D2D5109-012E-4A61-8A03-8259A086F64E.jpeg
     
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  12. barney

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    I noticed that the Wild Planet, and the Great Value sardines both had light caramelization in the bottom of the can, the others including the King Oscars didn't. I believe that little bit of browning made them taste just a little richer. The WP's and Great Value sardines are both processed in SE Asia, the King Oscars and some others are packed in Poland.
     
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  13. beauhunter41031

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    They aren’t fishy. You will never be able to enjoy them with that mindset
     
  14. Luther's Feist

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    We talked Nock into trying em even threatened to pull his man cars for a few days sooo.....ya gotta get in in this
     
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  15. beauhunter41031

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    I got another obscure sardine review for you guys tonight. These sardines were nice. Somewhat of a heavy oil but clean, lite taste. 5297A5DB-6AF5-4ED0-A981-C43743B29B4D.jpeg 00E19896-52CA-45D1-9952-5A609505062B.jpeg F685DFC5-8CE9-43ED-8994-DBE768073AB8.jpeg
     
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