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How do you eat broccoli?

Asked by poofandmook (17282points) August 5th, 2008

Do you bite the stalk off? Likewise, do you bite the heads of animal crackers?

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PupnTaco's avatar

Chopped and steamed with a sprinkle of cayenne pepper flakes.

TheHaight's avatar

I dip my steamed broccoli in a concoction of mayo mixed with soy sauce. It’s actually quite good!

poofandmook's avatar

@TheHaight: Oooh.. I’m going to have to try that. What’s the ratio of mayo to soy sauce?

TheHaight's avatar

haha no ratio! More mayo then soy sauce is the best advice! :)

eambos's avatar

I eat the flowers first, then the stalk.

I do eat the heads off the animal crackers! I want to make it less agonizing for them =P

tinyfaery's avatar

I don’t eat broccoli. Blech!

I just pop to whole animal in my mouth. They are too small to bite.

Mexicanamerican's avatar

I only eat the stalk.. For some reason I can not stand the bushy part.. As far as the animal crackers eat them all except paciderms otherwise known as elephants.. LOL

trudacia's avatar

Broccoli tempura.. Yum!

I also like it on pizza.

Indy318's avatar

With a fork? I usually get some Chinese food like General Chicken or Chicken with Broccol, mmm chicken. I put of steamed rice, I packet of soy and hot sauce, and then dump the broccoli dish on top. Drizzle a little more sauce and I’m good to go (oh yea, i eat the stalk and all, no nibbling for

GreatEscape's avatar

I like it steamed with a little butter and seasoning sale – my favorite veggie!

crisedwards's avatar

Steamed and drained. Splash of lemon juice. Little pepper. Delish!

Randy's avatar

I eat it prepared anyway and I just stick the bushy part and stem in my mouth at the same time. I get serious about my eating. Don’t put your hand to close to my food or you might lose it.

I also stick whole animal crackers in my mouth.

gailcalled's avatar

Steamed florets and sliced stems, quinoa, dried cranberries and walnuts.

trudacia's avatar

You’re a gourmet Gail. I think that might call for a bit of goat or blue cheese?

breedmitch's avatar

Mostly I blanch quickly then give it a quick sautee with olive oil and fresh garlic. Last night, however, I made an aged cheddar cheese sauce. I hadn’t had it that way in years. I like more floret and less stalk.

augustlan's avatar

Love it raw, in small bite size pieces. Cut the stalk off and peel it (otherwise it’s too tough to eat raw) and dip it all in ranch dressing. Yum.

RandomMrdan's avatar

I like it steamed with cheddar cheese….and I normally eat it all in one bite, unless it’s an unusually large piece of broccoli.

ezraglenn's avatar

My general strategy is to eat smaller florets in one bite, head first, and with larger ones I eat the head in two bites and then the stem.

susanc's avatar

I peel the stem and cube it. I cut the florets into smaller ones, about the size of hmmmmm
the tip of your baby finger and p.s. don’t get near my knife with those hands of yours.

Steam; then sesame oil and kosher salt. Om nom nom (who am I quoting here? I love this phrase, seen first by me on Fluther. Is it a phrase, Gail? An expression? Or pure onomatopoeia?)

AstroChuck's avatar

First off, I slip the broccoli onto my wife’s plate when no one is looking.
As for animal cookies, I just pop the entire thing into my mouth and bite down guiltily since I’m a vegetarian.

susanc's avatar

I leave them in that circus wagon. I don’t think they’re really food.

breedmitch's avatar

@susanc: I think it’s a Cookie Monster reference, and therefore part of our collective conscious.

susanc's avatar

Our collective conscious? Just a sec; have to check this with Gail.

Please explain Cookie Monster reference in this context. Sesame Street was never a part of my life


EmpressPixie's avatar

Fresh dipped in chocolate icing.

No lie. My friends can’t stand to watch me.

buster's avatar

raw dipped in ranch

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