Undertoad Thursday May 17 08:11 AM
May 17, 2007: Croc for sale to be et
siroo Thursday May 17 12:52 PM
I'm not sure about crocodile, but I've been to an farm where they raise alligators. They slaughter some of them for food, and you can eat them in the restaurant area.
jinx Thursday May 17 01:18 PM
I had cajun alligator years ago at a local seafood restaurant - it was fantastic. Way better than chicken.
frankchicarelli Thursday May 17 01:21 PM
big deal. we eat chicken, fish, cows, lobster, oysters, pigs. why is eating a reptile considered so weird?
lumberjim Thursday May 17 01:23 PM
reptiles and birds are descended from that same dinos, so it makes sense tht they taste alike. the muscles are similar.
smurfalicious Thursday May 17 01:55 PM
assuming crocs taste the same as gator, i would highly recommend this delicious firm, white meat. it's almost like lobster as far as consistency.
Gravdigr Thursday May 17 02:03 PM
My hard and fast rule is: I don't eat anything that could have eaten me. It's a mutual respect thing.
BigV Thursday May 17 02:50 PM
Love the pic, UT.
astrodex Thursday May 17 04:30 PM
In Florida I went to a party at a friend's lake house. When I opened the refridgerator to get another beer there was a gator head, much like the one in the picture, sitting on a tray on the top shelf. I guess it says something about my life back then that I didn't find it too unusual or disturbing. I'm not sure WHAT it says...
BeltNah Thursday May 17 05:39 PM
I once had a meal at a restraunt it was strips of crocodile meat and kangaroo meat, both taste very good.
Trilby Thursday May 17 05:41 PM
All you guys are gross--except for gravdigr.
xoxoxoBruce Thursday May 17 08:13 PM
Welcome to the Cellar, siroo & smurfalicious.
So it's $1.46 per ounce or $23.35 per pound.
ladyangevil Thursday May 17 08:13 PM
Here a chick chick~
Know someone who ate crocodile meat... she said it tasted like chicken. LOL. Surprisingly for me at that time, the meat is soft... eeww... she even ate rabbit meat once...and snail... oh great... i'm having breakfast in a few minutes...that thought surely is appetizing.
xoxoxoBruce Thursday May 17 08:16 PM
Snails are great on your breakfast cereal. They get shrinkage in cold milk, however.
Aliantha Thursday May 17 09:03 PM
You can get crocodile sausages here. I don't think they're anything special.
bluecuracao Thursday May 17 10:36 PM
It just sounds cool. "I'm eating crocodile sausage--on a steeck!"
Aliantha Thursday May 17 10:58 PM
A croc snag on a bun is how we'd say it.
BeltNah Thursday May 17 11:02 PM
Or croc on a roll.
Aliantha Thursday May 17 11:26 PM
or even just have a croc roll
monster Thursday May 17 11:26 PM
We often had slugs on our breakfast table back in England.
Scopulus Argentarius Thursday May 17 11:28 PM
'gator meat not bad at all.
rkzenrage Friday May 18 02:09 AM
Wild alligators taste like alligator, a bit like a cross between fish and frog.
The light (tail) and dark meat taste very different as well. Most restaurants only serve tail.
ladyangevil Friday May 18 03:54 AM
Here a chick chick~II
rkzenrage Friday May 18 03:57 AM
No, not what I'm saying. They have a very bland and fresh food diet, so they don't taste like they normally do. They normally eat carrion.
smurfalicious Friday May 18 09:04 AM
but when all is said an' done, it's still not as good as a little BBQ manatee.
BrianR Friday May 18 09:28 AM
Note to Philly natives...croc and gator can be purchased in the Italian Market.
bluecuracao Friday May 18 01:16 PM
I did not know that...I'll have to take a trip over to 9th St. this weekend. Who's the purveyor?
BrianR Friday May 18 05:25 PM
Damned if I remember. He's on the river side, about halfway up. Look for the sign and the odd meat in the window. And I don't mean the goats' head that is in every butcher shop window.
milkfish Friday May 18 06:21 PM
Has anyone tried cooking a chicken stuffed in a duck stuffed in a turkey stuffed in a croc? Seems obvious to me.
xoxoxoBruce Friday May 18 11:18 PM
OB Saturday May 19 03:10 PM
Actually, I had 'Gator Bites at Pineapple Willy's two nights ago down at PCB. Not bad.
Sundae Monday May 21 12:26 PM
I think I've had croc. I've had alligator but it was in quite an overpowering sauce so I can't comment on the finer points of the taste. Damn good though.
xoxoxoBruce Monday May 21 11:08 PM
That porridge sounds good, but it also sounds like a lot of work.