We were discussing this at work yesterday, and I think it's a fun topic.
What are some things that you grew up eating and possibly still eat that other people might consider weird?
When I was young we lived out in the country and didn't have a lot of money. My dad was always hunting and trapping to feed us. Some of the things he fed me was snapping turtle soup, turkey gizzards-hearts-liver-etc, and squirrel amoung other wild animals that aren't so weird at least to those of us in Wisconsin (rabbit, bear, deer). I no longer choose to eat those in the 1st list, but as a kid I ate it and didn't think it was weird.
A friend told me her husband puts jelly on grilled cheese. She said she dips toast in hot chocolate.
When I spent time in the south for the army pig intestines were gourmet....I did not touch them.
Originally posted by YellowFreakMeg: Huh...are chicken gizzards toxic too? I'm telling you we ate gizzards from a poultry lol! I remember this clearly! I will have to ask my dad for sure what kind of gizzard...
Well I researched turkey gizzards on the internet and found nothing to indicate they were toxic. Domestic turkey gizards must be edible but I was told never to eat the gizzard of a wild turkey. (The gizzard of a wild bird is as big as a baseball and about as hard as one.) Chicken gizzards are even sold for human consumption but I only buy them for catfish bait.
Speaking of chitterlings, next Saturday, December, 17, I am having a shooting competition and a chitterling feast. Chittlins have to be slow boiled for three hours. After they are boiled they can be served as so or they can be battered and fried. They are served with fried potatoes, cole slaw and white bread. My uncle was a chittlin chef. He told my brother that when the chittlins are tender enough to cut with a fork they are done. He said they would taste like bacon when they are tender enough to cut with a fork. I've not boiled a pot of chittlins since December, 2006.
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