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Rattlesnake food?

Pantisocrat

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Has anyone tried it? What's your favorite dish?
 

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Originally Posted by ALFAMALE
ive had python, kinda tastes like chicken, but really gamey.

tastes like chicken is not really descriptive.
 

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I wouldn't suggest eating it. The stuff they sell is animals caught by pumping gasoline into a den site. The snakes inhale the fumes, can't breathe and thus exit, allowing gleeful hillbillies to throw them into sacks before taking them home and killing them. You'd basically be eating meat permeated with gasoline. It's stringy, gamey and there's not much of it. You're better off eating a chicken breast to be honest.
 

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Originally Posted by TintoTerra
I wouldn't suggest eating it. The stuff they sell is animals caught by pumping gasoline into a den site. The snakes inhale the fumes, can't breathe and thus exit, allowing gleeful hillbillies to throw them into sacks before taking them home and killing them. You'd basically be eating meat permeated with gasoline. It's stringy, gamey and there's not much of it. You're better off eating a chicken breast to be honest.

Interesting. Thanks for the
 

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Originally Posted by Pantisocrat
Has anyone tried it? What's your favorite dish?
I had "Diamond Back Rattlesnake Cake in a Pistachio Nut crust coiled atop a spicy Chipotle Cream" for $8.50. It (kind of- much lighter) reminded me of a seared burger made from ground bison meat. Slightly gamey, rather light, and enjoyable while being altogether unremarkable. Nothing like chicken, and nothing I'd ever crave, but easily worth it for the novelty at that price. Here's someone else's picture of the exact dish that I had. Caution: it's fucking huge.
 

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I've had snake soup in China and it was pretty good. The meat looked like chicken and it was nice and tender but stopped after my dad told me what it was. My dad happily finished his bowl and mine.
 

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Had some sort of snake meal set few times about 10 years ago in China. Loved it. There were restaurants that specialise in snake, so the meal consisted of stir fried snake meat with vegetables, deep fried salt and pepper snake skin, soup boiled with snake bones and a shot snake bile wine.

Delicious.

dragon8: your dad is devious.
 

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Originally Posted by blahman
Had some sort of snake meal set few times about 10 years ago in China. Loved it. There were restaurants that specialise in snake, so the meal consisted of stir fried snake meat with vegetables, deep fried salt and pepper snake skin, soup boiled with snake bones and a shot snake bile wine.

Delicious.

dragon8: your dad is devious.


My dad was excited to be in Beijing and I told him to pick any place to eat for lunch and it was kinda out of the way and there we ended.....kept telling me it was good for me and taste good.

I told him thats how SARS starts and he laughed and slurped the bowls..
 

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^lol, there weren't any clues in the restaurant of what they served?

I've eaten rattlesnake straight from the wild- we were camping in oregon and my dad killed one with a raft paddle and then we skinned it and boiled it... it writhed forever in the boiling water, even though it was headless and skinless. End result tasted completely like bland chicken, though chewier.
 

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Wow, I recently had rattlesnake for the first time and thought it was delicious. Hopefully I didn't ingest too many 87 octane fumes!
 

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Originally Posted by Svenn
^lol, there weren't any clues in the restaurant of what they served?

I've eaten rattlesnake straight from the wild- we were camping in oregon and my dad killed one with a raft paddle and then we skinned it and boiled it... it writhed forever in the boiling water, even though it was headless and skinless. End result tasted completely like bland chicken, though chewier.


I'm sure there were plenty of clues but I can't read Chinese but my dad can and took full advantage.
 

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