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Poll Results: Do you eat the heel of a loaf of bread?

 
  • 49% (79)
    Of course! It's still bread.
  • 10% (16)
    No way, it's the butt of the loaf and I won't eat it.
  • 17% (28)
    Only when I'm starving and there's nothing else in the house to eat.
  • 22% (36)
    It's the best part!
159 Total Votes  
post #61 of 88
I don't like to make a 2-piece sandwich out of the heel, but I like to toast it and pile egg, "chicken" or "tuna" salad on it. If I don't do that, I'll grind it into bread crumbs when the rest of the loaf's gone. I can always find a use for fresh breadcrumbs.
post #62 of 88
Of course I do, like the poll said, it's still bread. Kids probably deem it as crust though.
post #63 of 88
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Originally Posted by rainbow_clouds View Post

Isn't the option you voted for in italics?



Oh yeah, you're right. I forgot.
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post #64 of 88
Yeast extract is not a big deal in the US. We import it from Australia and Britain. The majority of Americans have not tasted it, and most who have say it's gross. Nonetheless, I find Marmite yummyrific.



I use bread heels to keep the loaf fresh and eat them last. I certainly don't waste them!
post #65 of 88
I think that the heel is the best part! I will always eat it and as stated, it is great for toasting. I usually don't use them for sandwiches, I eat them by thierselves.
post #66 of 88
Not sure what is meant by 'heel'?

If you mean the crust then I love that bit but only when really crusty & fresh
post #67 of 88
One of the fun things I remember as kid was going to the corner market for my mom, buying a loaf of french bread and getting to eat the heel on the way home!
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post #68 of 88
I used to despise the heel of the loaf but now I've started eating it. Like what most said, I also don't make sandwiches out of it. I just toast it, put some jam on top, and eat.
post #69 of 88
The best part! I used to like to eat them toasted with soup, toasted with marg. and apple sauce, as buns, and put together into a pb&j sandwich.
post #70 of 88
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Originally Posted by froggythefrog View Post


I use bread heels to keep the loaf fresh and eat them last. I certainly don't waste them!



I do the same thing, keep them as bookends for the loaf until all the interior pieces are gone. If the ends have gotten dry and leathery I use them for bread pudding or croutons in soup rather than eat them straight.



I also usually freeze my bread since I live alone and can't use up a whole loaf before it goes stale.
post #71 of 88
I love the heel and am actually having at this moment, a tofurkey and veganaisse sammy with the heel. And someone was talking about marmite. I almost bought some this weekend just to see what the taste was like but I got scared.
post #72 of 88
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Originally Posted by kyliemc View Post

I love the heel and am actually having at this moment, a tofurkey and veganaisse sammy with the heel. And someone was talking about marmite. I almost bought some this weekend just to see what the taste was like but I got scared.



It is very worth trying. You will either love it or hate it. I know, because the commercial says so.



If you don't like it spread on toast, try using it to flavor up veggie broth.
post #73 of 88
I can't stand the heels - I don't like the crusts on regular slices either. As a child my parents told me the crusts had more nutrients (HA!) so I HAD to eat them...



I'm an adult now and can make my own decisions, and one of those is "I don't have to eat the crusts if I don't want to".



Maybe if I ate sourdough or white bread with the lighter/softer crusts I'd be more interested in eating the crusts/heels.



They don't go to waste - I feed them to my dog...
post #74 of 88
It is definately the bread butt.
post #75 of 88
Gross. The ends of any loaf of bread are gross. I leave those for my boyfriend.
post #76 of 88
ewww it's crust.



and, blue: your inquiry about the crust/calorie connection worries me
post #77 of 88
I've worked in several varying food service establishments, and one rule remained constant: Never EVER serve customers/residents the heel of a loaf. It was akin to serving leftovers.



To me, it depends on how chewy or hard the heel is. If it's gonna take a lot of effort to chew it, I'll pass.
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post #78 of 88
I give it to the wild birds, crumble it up for them.
post #79 of 88
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Originally Posted by froggythefrog View Post

It is very worth trying. You will either love it or hate it. I know, because the commercial says so.



If you don't like it spread on toast, try using it to flavor up veggie broth.

Thank you, I will get some this weekend when I make the weekly trek to Wild Oats. It better be good. I plan on moving my family to NZ in two years and I know they have a similar product. I'll use it on toast and I'll post back with my revue, lol.
post #80 of 88
Half the reason I bake my own bread is so that I can slice off the heels, slather them with margarine or fig preserves and devour them while they're still hot.
post #81 of 88
I wouldn't say its the best part, but I do love the bread's butt, especially with nut-bread
post #82 of 88
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Originally Posted by OregonAmy View Post

it's like vegemite, only better



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This Aussie totally agrees with you Oregon.

I will qualify that by saying "British" Marmite is better than Vegemite (too sweet is vegemite!)

Australia also produces 'Marmite' - it is nothing like UK marmite tho. Because of Australia having it's own product called marmite, British marmite is sold under the name "OUR MATE" in Australia & is hard to come by. I recently found it in my local Coles tho. Otherwise only in specialty European delis.

I really recommend OurMate or British Marmite as it contains B12 is is simply the best taste (especially Marmite & watercress sandwiches, mmmmmm!)
post #83 of 88
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Originally Posted by MorningCalm View Post

Half the reason I bake my own bread is so that I can slice off the heels, slather them with margarine or fig preserves and devour them while they're still hot.



Heels from freshly baked bread are an entirely different story... I love those just as much as the rest of the loaf!
post #84 of 88
i used too when i was a kid...i loved them....but now not so much...i dont eat that much bread anymore--but when i do if i can avoid it wont eat the heel.



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jenn
post #85 of 88
Mmm- always been my favourite part of the loaf! My husband loves it too so we get one end each!
post #86 of 88
They're great for sandwiches you're packing to eat later (eg, lunch). The seem to hold in the condiments better - they don't get soaked through the way regular sandwich bread sometimes can.
post #87 of 88
My mom used to keep the heels on the loaf to keep the rest of the bread from drying out in the sack. I thought there was something wrong with it until I got old enough to ask. She explained, then ate the two heals at the end of the loaf in a sandwich. When she baked bread it never lasted long enough to need protection. That is when I learned the heels were the very best part.
post #88 of 88
I eat the 'heels'. Lol, I like how you dubbed them heels, it seems a bit wierd. ^^;
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