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Old 08-08-2008, 01:00 PM   #1
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Ok. This is weird but I am wanting to get recipes for stuff that I don't normally eat. For example: Racoon, possum, turtle, snake, bobcat, mountain lion, porcupine, etc.

I think this will be fun for every one. So send what you have.

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Old 08-08-2008, 01:22 PM   #2
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Hey in nobody posts here I will be forced to put it on around the campfire. lol.
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Old 08-08-2008, 01:23 PM   #3
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As many of you probably have I've had fried rattlesnake - it was OK but other than the novelty of it I can take it or leave it. Turtle soup can be good if made right. As far as the other stuff, I'm sure lots of people swear by it - I've just always had an aversion to eating carnivores for some reason. I think I'll just I'll stick with the vegetarians...
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Old 08-08-2008, 01:32 PM   #4
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As many of you probably have I've had fried rattlesnake - it was OK but other than the novelty of it I can take it or leave it. Turtle soup can be good if made right. As far as the other stuff, I'm sure lots of people swear by it - I've just always had an aversion to eating carnivores for some reason. I think I'll just I'll stick with the vegetarians...
Do you have any recipes for these?
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Becareful what you ask for~ Here are some reciepes straight outta the backwoods.

BBQ Turtle

1 Turtle, cut in to serving pieces
1 celery stalk chopped
1 bell pepper chopped
1 medium onion chopped
1/2 tsp vinegar
salt & Pepper to taste
1 bottle of your favorite BBQ sauce

Soak Turtle meat in salt water overnight

In a large pot, place Turtle meat, celery, pepper,onion, & vinegar. Salt and Pepper to taste. Cover with water and bring to a boil.

Cover and simmer until meat is tender and ready to fall off the bone.

Remove meat and place in a baking dish, pour bottle of BBQ sauce over the top and bake at 375 until the sauce bubbles. Reduce heat to 200 degrees and cook 4o minutes. Baste often.


ARMADILLO MEATBALLS

1 lb ground armadillo meat
1 egg
2 tablespoons minced celery
2 tablespoons minced onion
1 tablespoons minced parsley
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
flour
oil

In a bowl, mix together the meat, egg celery, onion, parsley and salt n pepper. Form into 1 in balls and refrigerate for an hour.

In a skillet, heat 3/4 inch of oil

Roll the meat in the flour and fry until brown.


COON MEAL IN A BAG

1 Cleaned Coon
8 medium red potatoes, peeled and cubed
3 lb bag of baby carrots
2 large onions sliced into rings
4 bell peppers diced
1 can of cream of mushroom soup
1 1/2 cups of water
2 oz of Mortons Natures Seasoning
1 large baking bag - Turkey size

Place coon in the bag add the potatoes, carrots, onions and peppers.
Mix the soup and water together in a bowl and add to the bag.
Sprinkle on the Seasoning
Seal bag
Cook for 6/8 hours at 250 degrees
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Old 08-08-2008, 03:05 PM   #6
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Ok. This is weird but I am wanting to get recipes for stuff that I don't normally eat. For example: Racoon, possum, turtle, snake, bobcat, mountain lion, porcupine, etc.

I think this will be fun for every one. So send what you have.

is the economy THAT bad? LOL
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Old 08-08-2008, 03:35 PM   #7
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One simple recipe that works for just about anything
Meat of choice
seasonings of choice, garlic, pepper, onion, cajun spices, ect.
brown sugar
wrap meat in aluminum foil with above seasonings and sprinkle some brown sugar on it. place is oven at 250 for at least 4 hours depending on size. It will come out juicy and fall off the bone tender.
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I just got back from South Africa. I can call Allison at Dare to Bowhunt and get her chicken feet recipe if you'd like!!
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I just got back from South Africa. I can call Allison at Dare to Bowhunt and get her chicken feet recipe if you'd like!!
Do it please. Heck yeah.
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Ok yall are gonna force me to put it around the campfire. LOL. I am serious about wanting to know some strange recipes.
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Cow Udder Eclairs

12 fresh lean cow udders
1 pint of whipping cream
1 cup of brown sugar
1 can artichoke hearts
1 stick butter
1 small filleted smelt
1 container of Nair

Soak the cow udders in Nair to remove the hair. Repeat several times if
necessary until all hair is removed. Rinse in warm water. Place a stick of
butter into a warm frying pan. Wait until all of the butter has melted,
then add the cow udders. Fry them for 15-20 minutes until golden brown.
Chop the artichoke hearts and smelt on a cutting board into fine pieces. In
a large bowl, add the whipping cream, brown sugar and the chopped artichokes
and smelt. With a mixer on low, whip until creamy with a consistency like
vanilla pudding. Remove the udders from the pan and make a long slice down
the side of each udder. Spread the pudding mixture into each slit. Serve
warm or cold and have an "Udderly Wonderful" snack.
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Old 08-09-2008, 09:37 PM   #12
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Soak any of the above in tequila overnight. Throw the meat away and drink the tequila.
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Old 08-09-2008, 09:59 PM   #13
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Ok -- disclaimer -- I've never tried any of these. A guy I used to work with gave me a wild game cookbook that he said that his mother had used for years. It was pretty tattered when I got it. I have misplaced a lot of the pages of the really strange stuff but I found a couple that I'll post up for you.

Turtle Soup
3 lbs turtle meat, cut small
4 tbsp. flour
1 tbsp. salt
4 qts. stock & water
2 bay leaves
6 cloves
2 tbsp. lemon juice
4 tbsp. fat
1 c. tomatoes
1/2 clove garlic, minced fine
1 lump sugar
2 sprigs parsley
1/2 tsp. mace

Parboil meat for 10 minutes; save water for stock. Fry meat in fat. Remove meat from pan and brown the flour. Add tomatoes, salt and garlic. Add remaining ingredients and bring to a boil. Add turtle meat. Cook 3 hours. Strain if desired.

Porcupine
He is better than he looks. Parboil 30 minutes and roast or broil him to a golden brown. Season to taste. He will need no pork to make him juicy, you will find him like a spring lamb, only better. One part of the porcupine is a delicacy -- the liver, it may be fried with bacon or baked slowly.

Raccoon Pie
1 raccoon
1 qt. water
1 pt. vinegar
1 tbsp. salt
1 tsp. pepper
1tbsp. brown sugar
1/4 oz. pickling spices
1 onion, diced
4 small potatoes
4 small carrots

Gravy:
2 c. broth
2 tbsp. butter
5tbsp. browned flour
1 recipe of baking powder biscuits

Cut prepared raccoon into serving pieces. Mix water, seasonings, sugar and spices together. Put raccoon pieces in this brine for 8 hrs. or more. Drain; put in stewing kettle and cover with water. Cook until meat is tender. Add onion, potatoes and carrots. When all the ingredients are tender, remove from broth. Thicken liquid with browned flour and butter and season to taste. Place meat and vegetables in a dish and cover with gravy. Cover the top with your own recipe for baking powder biscuits, with a little extra shortening in dough. Bake in a 450 degree oven until brown, about 12 to 15 minutes. serves 8.
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Old 08-11-2008, 04:08 PM   #14
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That is great! Keep em coming.
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Old 08-11-2008, 04:14 PM   #15
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Rocky Mountain Oysters - Use any kind of "oysters" you wish to use

2 pounds calf testicles*
2 cups beer
2 eggs, beaten
1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
¼ cup yellow cornmea1
Salt and ground black pepper to taste
Vegetable oil**
1 tablespoon hot pepper sauce

* Be sure to ask your butcher for calf testicles, not bull testicles. Calf testicles are the size of a walnut and are much more tender than the larger bull testicles.

** Use enough vegetable oil to fill your frying container halfway to the top (to allow for bubbling up and splattering) and to completely cover calf testicles while frying.

With a very sharp knife, split the tough skin-like muscle that surrounds each testicle. Remove the skin (you can remove the skin easily if the testicles are frozen, then peel while thawing). Slice each testicle into approximately 1/4- to 1/2-inch-thick ovals. Place slices in a large pan or blow with enough beer to cover them; cover and let sit 2 hours.

In a shallow bowl, combine eggs, flour, cornmeal, salt, and pepper. Remove testicles from beer; drain and dredge thoroughly in the flour mixture. In a large, deep pot, heat oil to 375 degrees F. Deep fry 3 minutes or until golden brown (will rise to the surface when done). Drain on paper towels.

Serve warm with your favorite hot pepper sauce.
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Old 08-11-2008, 05:16 PM   #16
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I have always heard that bobcat and mountain lion were good eatting. Any recipes for them?
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Old 08-11-2008, 09:43 PM   #17
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Do a search for mountain lion recipes on the web. There are some on there. the one that I see most is mountain lion green chili.

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Old 08-11-2008, 10:08 PM   #18
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I have also seen someone post a link for crowbusters.com for recipes for crow. No joke.
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Old 08-12-2008, 08:34 AM   #19
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Buy a Louisiana cajun cook book.
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Old 08-12-2008, 08:59 AM   #20
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My dad used to bbq young coons on the pit. Slow and low heat keeping it constantly moist with sauce. Tasted great.

I have nothing else for you.

I ate balute (chicken embryos warmed up inside the shell), raw squid/stingray/shark, monkey meat, and sugared beetles when I was in the Marine Corps and overseas. I guess you could join the Marines if you really want to try some crazy stuff! =)
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My dad used to bbq young coons on the pit. Slow and low heat keeping it constantly moist with sauce. Tasted great.

I have nothing else for you.

I ate balute (chicken embryos warmed up inside the shell), raw squid/stingray/shark, monkey meat, and sugared beetles when I was in the Marine Corps and overseas. I guess you could join the Marines if you really want to try some crazy stuff! =)
I am to old and fat to join the marines. Besides I have absolutely 0% interest in being a Marine.
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Besides I have absolutely 0% interest in being a Marine.

Sorry to hear that.
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Don't get me wrong I love the US Military but being a part of it is not for me.
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Old 08-12-2008, 09:25 AM   #24
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Rocky Mountain Oysters - Use any kind of "oysters" you wish to use

2 pounds calf testicles*
2 cups beer
2 eggs, beaten
1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
¼ cup yellow cornmea1
Salt and ground black pepper to taste
Vegetable oil**
1 tablespoon hot pepper sauce

* Be sure to ask your butcher for calf testicles, not bull testicles. Calf testicles are the size of a walnut and are much more tender than the larger bull testicles.

** Use enough vegetable oil to fill your frying container halfway to the top (to allow for bubbling up and splattering) and to completely cover calf testicles while frying.

With a very sharp knife, split the tough skin-like muscle that surrounds each testicle. Remove the skin (you can remove the skin easily if the testicles are frozen, then peel while thawing). Slice each testicle into approximately 1/4- to 1/2-inch-thick ovals. Place slices in a large pan or blow with enough beer to cover them; cover and let sit 2 hours.

In a shallow bowl, combine eggs, flour, cornmeal, salt, and pepper. Remove testicles from beer; drain and dredge thoroughly in the flour mixture. In a large, deep pot, heat oil to 375 degrees F. Deep fry 3 minutes or until golden brown (will rise to the surface when done). Drain on paper towels.

Serve warm with your favorite hot pepper sauce.

Why are these under "Strange"? We eat them alot up here, at least the ranchers do. Don't call em Rocky Mountain Oysters for nothing.
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Old 08-12-2008, 10:47 AM   #25
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I knew a guy who always threatened to eat coyote. Luckily they dodged his bullets while he was hungry. Besides there was always too much beef and venison in the freezer to make us resort to eating yotes!

Rattlesnake is good on the grill spiced with cajun stuff, etc. Cook it like chicken and it turns out alright.
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Crow, R.M. Oysters, Yak, Snake, Raccoon, Chicken liver....all are very good eats.
Now possum on the other hand...not sure if I could eat that un
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Ok. So how do you cook crow. Most of us have eatten it. lol.
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Once upon a time in my youth we had a bit too much pop to drink and tryed to roast some coots.. Couldn't eat them. dark, dank, tought and tasted like dirt.. Bologna sandwiches were much better..lol
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Ok. So how do you cook crow. Most of us have eatten it. lol.
Crockpot the suckers in cream of mushroom soup all day. When tender, serve with some mashed taters. Good eatin'
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Once upon a time in my youth we had a bit too much pop to drink and tryed to roast some coots.. Couldn't eat them. dark, dank, tought and tasted like dirt.. Bologna sandwiches were much better..lol
Lol. Actually my DU magazine from about 6 - 8 years ago had an article that coot actually has a French gourmet name. A cajun friend of mine told me that they eat the coots gizzards and that it taste like chicken gizzards. I still aint tried it.
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The French call the coot a "poule d'eau."

Some Cajuns I know call them "pouldeau ducks" or "flying gizzards."

I have had pouldeau slow cooked with white beans over rice. It was very good eating.
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The French call the coot a "poule d'eau."

Some Cajuns I know call them "pouldeau ducks" or "flying gizzards."

I have had pouldeau slow cooked with white beans over rice. It was very good eating.
Thank you for sharing that.
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Old 08-14-2008, 08:19 AM   #33
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What about squirrel or jack rabbit? Or even cottontails?
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Cut them squirrels up and cook just like chicken & dumplins!
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Old 08-15-2008, 12:19 PM   #35
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Fried squirrel, mashed taters, biscuits and cream gravy is hard to beat..
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That sounds GOOD!!!!!!!!
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What about Nutria and Beavers?
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What no Nutria eaters?
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LOL. I guess no one likes chicken fried nutria. lol
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Default Big Papa........you are one ODD individual

You couldnt post enough about snakes around the campfire.

Now you are asking about cooking some very questionable animals.

What is really funny is you are responsible for almost half of all the posts on YOUR OWN THREADS.

Whats your story??
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You couldnt post enough about snakes around the campfire.

Now you are asking about cooking some very questionable animals.

What is really funny is you are responsible for almost half of all the posts on YOUR OWN THREADS.

Whats your story??
I am just trying make things fun and keep them going. Does this bother you? I hope not because that is not what it is meant to do. Why is it really funny about me answering back on the threads? Another thing, I don't believe that half of the posts are mine. Ok maybe on the strange recipes half of them are mine but not on the other. LOL. Also I have no story; other than I am doing something that I think is fun and neat.

PS Thank you for praying for my wife. I am very greatful. Thank you again. I hope you have a blessed day.

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You are bringing up some very good posts and keeping them going well......nothing wrong there.

I am not on here a lot, but I had never seen you post on any of the threads I was posting/reading and was just wondering a little about you.

I do hope your daughter and wife are better. Nothing as scary as having a loved one sick and suffering. If she is back at work I am sure she is happy to see this cooler weather.

Continued prayers from our family to yours.....
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Old 08-21-2008, 01:08 PM   #43
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COUNTRY STYLE BEAVER RECIPE

2-3 lbs beaver steaks 1/2 inch thick
Bacon grease
2 cups flour
1 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper
2 medium onions
1 can cream of mushroom soup
1 can or 1/2 lb mushrooms

Combine flour, salt and pepper in a closable bag or 2 quart closable plastic container and shake until mixed. Add beaver and shake until well coated. Save remaining flour. Dice onions. Melt enough bacon grease in the bottom of a fry pan to sauté onions and beaver. Sauté onions and floured beaver in bacon grease, adding more grease as needed. Place beaver aside.

Combine soup and mushrooms in frying pan. Dissolve 2 to 3 heaping tbsp of seasoned flour in 2 cups cold water. Add to soup mix and simmer 5 minutes. Add beaver and onions to mix and simmer covered for 30 minutes.
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COUNTRY STYLE BEAVER RECIPE

2-3 lbs beaver steaks 1/2 inch thick
Bacon grease
2 cups flour
1 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper
2 medium onions
1 can cream of mushroom soup
1 can or 1/2 lb mushrooms

Combine flour, salt and pepper in a closable bag or 2 quart closable plastic container and shake until mixed. Add beaver and shake until well coated. Save remaining flour. Dice onions. Melt enough bacon grease in the bottom of a fry pan to sauté onions and beaver. Sauté onions and floured beaver in bacon grease, adding more grease as needed. Place beaver aside.

Combine soup and mushrooms in frying pan. Dissolve 2 to 3 heaping tbsp of seasoned flour in 2 cups cold water. Add to soup mix and simmer 5 minutes. Add beaver and onions to mix and simmer covered for 30 minutes.
MMM, I love a good beaver!
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Old 08-21-2008, 08:29 PM   #45
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you fry your beaver?
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Old 08-22-2008, 07:29 AM   #46
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Yall aint right.
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MMM, I love a good beaver!

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Old 08-28-2008, 05:43 AM   #48
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Has anyone ever heard of gar patties? If so whats the recipe?
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I've heard of gar patties and had some before but wasn't sure exactly how they were made. It was a long time ago but I think it had something to do with a pressure cooker and it cooks bones and all kinda like what you'd get out of canned salmon. Then add a egg, flower, seasonings and make patties and fry em up. Then again, I could be completely wrong, just guessin on how they did it.
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I have a new one!!!!
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