What "strange" things have you eaten?

Discussion in 'The Coffee Shop ~ Chit Chat' started by Coach24, Feb 4, 2012.

  1. Coach24

    Coach24 New Member

    Through another thread I was asked if I would eat rats , I said yes. The the question came up of whether I had eaten squirrel. Again it was Yes.
    So I thought it would be interesting to see what others have eaten that is considered exotic, strange, or just wrong. Please stick to meats, root veggies and such .
    Here are a few that I have eaten;
    Dog, cat, porcupine, Armadillo, Gator, Rattle snake, Blow snake, Garter snake, Pot guts, Prarrie Dogs, Ground Hogs, Skunk, Squirrel,Crow(Bird and otherwise), Sparrow, Turtle along with more standard game like; Mule Deer,Elk, Bison, Buffalo,Antelope,Rocky Mountain big horn,Bobcat, Cougar(Yes both four legged and .....),Mescal worm.

    Well I have eaten more but you get the idea , so get posting and lets have fun with this.
  2. sgtsjj

    sgtsjj New Member

    gator, squirell, deer(white tail) black bear,pheasnt, ummm i know there is more i just cant think of it right now
  3. Coach24

    Coach24 New Member

    Well that's a start now we need others to post. I know[MENTION=44044]GMCErica[/MENTION] has eaten wild game but other than that I think I should let her speak for herself..........
  4. tbplus10

    tbplus10 Super Moderator Staff Member

    I spent quite a few years stationed in the Western Pacific so theres a few things I ate that I'm not sure what they were but heres a list of the most notable ones I remember:
    Cat, Dog, Water Buffalo, Yak, Lama, Iguana, Crocodile, Quala bear, Kangaroo, Sea Turtle, Pidgeon, Seagull, tarsier, Weevils, Milipeeds and Centipeeds, Moray eel, Whale Shark, and Mouse Deer.
  5. Coach24

    Coach24 New Member

    Cool I would like to try some of those
  6. jnbama

    jnbama Member

    I have a list thats common down here in the south but maybe strange to others

    chitterlings ( chittlin's)
    sousemeat
    pork brains (gotta have with eggs ,gravy and biscuits)
    pork snout
    beef tongue
    head cheeze
    bbq goat and coon
    squirrel
    gator
    crawfish ( bucket full with a pitcher of beer)
    polk salad (gotta have with bacon drippings)
    tried but didn't like the frog legs:no:
  7. ejohnson03

    ejohnson03 New Member

    Obenero ghost pepper...

    Lots of beer after that.
  8. Jimmeh

    Jimmeh New Member

    I'd say the "weirdest" thing I have ever eaten would be Rocky Mountain Oysters or as some may call them, bull testicles.
  9. Coach24

    Coach24 New Member


    Ok I know what chittlins are. but you got me on sousemeat.
    I have enjoyed beef and pork tongue. In fact got a beef tongue just yesterday.
    Not familiar with the Polk salad.
    Love frog legs and goat meat as well as lamb. Goats milk is very good. Scrambled eggs and brain very good.Havent had for many years though.
  10. Sierraowner5.3

    Sierraowner5.3 New Member

    lets see, squirel, rabbit, wild turkey, black bear, snake (dunno what kind) rocky mountain oysters, whitetail, mule deer, grouse, pheasant. lotsa kinds of fish, catfish, walleye, sunfish, crappie, bass (lots of kinds of that)

    Alex
  11. Coach24

    Coach24 New Member

    Yup Rocky Mountain Oysters. My son worked on a ranch in Nevada and every spring at branding time the rocky mountain oysters were the main entree
  12. jnbama

    jnbama Member

    souse meat(pork) is the same as headcheese made from the flesh of the head of lamb,beef. souse meat is packaged and sold in grocery stores down here , hot peppered souse is real good with cheese and crackers . Polk Salad (Pokeweed ) grows all over the place side of the road, fields and woods , mom used to mix it with Collard greens , Kale or with scrambled eggs and bacon bits, works real good on your digestive system. Wikipedia can tell you more
  13. Coach24

    Coach24 New Member

    Yup. went to search and found Polk is highly discouraged for human or animal consumption. Seems it is poisonous
  14. jnbama

    jnbama Member

    The mature plants ,seeds and roots are toxic, pick the new 12" sprouts early spring
  15. Coach24

    Coach24 New Member

    Oh I see. I talked to a friend in Georgia and she said they don't like souse meat, but she explained the similarity to head cheese
  16. jnbama

    jnbama Member

    I havn't had any in years but it's real rich and greasy, alot of the stuff listed I had was being around grand pa and old folks out in the country in Mississippi, Missouri
  17. Coach24

    Coach24 New Member

    Too bad we can't go back to those days and be grateful for what the Lord gave us and not waste so much edible products. Hard to even find Live and Onions on a menu these days. Used to be on all menus.
  18. Dana W

    Dana W Member

    Kim-Chi, Korean sour kraut. Very good, but the whole countryside will smell like the stuff once you open the container.
    I miss liver and onions too. It's spelled Poke, I believe, and I have eaten that too.
  19. jnbama

    jnbama Member

    spelled both ways polk and poke, but continue to monitor my post if in case I have entered wrong information and correct me, thanks
  20. Dana W

    Dana W Member

    Hey, I sho ain'ta gonna pin nobody down on how us rednecks spells thaings. If'n we use somthin' close to "ainglish" it be good enuff.:rofl:

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