I am now a true Texan--aka wierd foods

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by spacetygrss, Sep 13, 2009.

  1. spacetygrss

    spacetygrss Out Of The Brooder

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    I grew up a military brat (although I have family all over the place, Northeast, Southeast, Chicago, California, with Chicago being considered "home."). Anyhow, I've been living in Texas for over 4 years now and tonight I finally took the ultimate plunge. I bought, prepared and ate....Calf fries. [​IMG] And they were really good. [​IMG] According to my husband, who is a Texan, I am now a true-blue Texan. LOL.

    I've eaten tons of other things that people tend to think of as weird (sashimi, squid, octopus, snails, tripe, tongue, oxtail, and the list goes on), but I never thought that I'd eat testicles. LOL.

    So, what have you eaten?
     
  2. easttxchick

    easttxchick Lone Star Call Ducks

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    The weirdest thing I ate when I moved to Texas was crawfish(love them now!).

    Where I grew up we considered them bait!
     
  3. saddina

    saddina Internally Deranged

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    And you have just crossed a culinary line I won't.

    As for what I've eaten, to be honest I stopped asking when offered delcatsies abroad. I was given so many dishes when I worked in Asia while expecting "Eat this, you will grow a strong son!", that I stopped asking a learned that I can choke anything down, including 1 that had the taste and texture of a bar of granny's soap. In Africa I decided I was a vegitarian, but I did have some ostrich the last week, pretty good actually.
     
  4. StupidBird

    StupidBird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Umm, what are calf fries? Or is that too graphic for the family forum?
     
  5. texasgal

    texasgal Brood with an Attitude

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    Quote:Read the original post to the VERY end ... [​IMG]
     
  6. spacetygrss

    spacetygrss Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:Read the original post to the VERY end ... [​IMG]

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  7. StupidBird

    StupidBird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ooops, my bad. Not enough coffee I guess for that time of day. Probably would help if I wore my glasses too.

    SO, how thick do you slice these? Breading? Seasonings?

    I once ate Friskies to see what so fascinated the toddler. Have introduced a whole troop of Scouts to crawfishing (when the regular fishing was a dud). Picked mushrooms out of the yard and ate them (giant puffballs). Alligator - at a restaurant. Frog legs. Fresh water clams raw while standing in the lake (buddy dare). Various wild greens.
    Certain relatives are freaked enough that I eat venison. They don't even know about the chickens.
     
  8. rodriguezpoultry

    rodriguezpoultry Langshan Lover

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    Um...I guess I'm weird...around here we don't slice them...
     
  9. sred98

    sred98 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You fry them whole. I haven't had calf fries, just lamb fries. They were delicious!!! I got the kids to try them, and decided that if I had them try them, I needed to, too! Then we ended up fighting over them! [​IMG]

    The funny thing is, my 12 yo DD tried them and loved them, then I told her what they were. [​IMG] She gagged at the thought, then shrugged, and said it didn't matter, because they were too delicious! LOL!

    Now, they beg for them.

    Shelly
     
  10. rodriguezpoultry

    rodriguezpoultry Langshan Lover

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    I've just noticed they have a rubbery texture...put some ranch on that and you are GOOD to go! [​IMG]
     

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