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Strangest animal body part you have eaten

...and loved?

Vegans sorry, but we don't want to hear it.

Inspired by a website talking about the joys of Hog Jowls (no kidding).

It got me to thinking about what strange bits I had eaten and loved.

Sheep's balls, they take them young and the meat is tender and delicious.

by Anonymousreply 2007/23/2013

Sweetbreads are delicious

by Anonymousreply 107/23/2013

Do you prefer thymus or pancreas sweetbreads?

by Anonymousreply 207/23/2013

Raw tuna belly. Delicious.

by Anonymousreply 307/23/2013

A section of turtle's leg, with the green skin still on and pieces of bone sticking out either end.

No, wait, I didn't eat it. I was served it at a Chinese restaurant, but I couldn't get it down.

by Anonymousreply 407/23/2013

Armadillo. Strangely enough, it DID taste like chicken, and it looked like it too.

by Anonymousreply 507/23/2013

Chapulines, grasshoppers. Have had them a few times. First in Oaxaca, where they were great. Also at Toloache, a Mexican restaurant in New York which I otherwise love, but which doesn't do chapulines very well.

by Anonymousreply 607/23/2013

Pig tails in sauerkraut is delicious.

by Anonymousreply 707/23/2013

Lamb spleen, grilled with a squeeze of lemon. Yum.

by Anonymousreply 807/23/2013

Pig tails are good, but jowel is so Granny Clampett

by Anonymousreply 907/23/2013

Not so strange, you can buy pig's cheeks in Waitrose supermarket.

Mind you, I remember in Prague being told that fish cheeks were a delicacy.

by Anonymousreply 1007/23/2013

Where is Waitrose?

I never heard of it.

by Anonymousreply 1107/23/2013

Thymus sweetbreads are absolutely delicious.

by Anonymousreply 1207/23/2013

Posh British supermarket, R11.

by Anonymousreply 1307/23/2013

culones de migas

or in spanish "fat bottomed ants" a speciality in a part of colombia. crunchy and fatty, nothing more.

by Anonymousreply 1407/23/2013

So the Brits like the jowls....hmmm.

by Anonymousreply 1507/23/2013

Pig ass.

by Anonymousreply 1607/23/2013

Mmmm yes, pork cheeks. I've had them in Spain.

by Anonymousreply 1707/23/2013

Snoot tartar.

by Anonymousreply 1807/23/2013

Pork cheek, stomach, kidney, liver, lungs, and intestines simmered in pork blood stew.

by Anonymousreply 1907/23/2013

R19 that looks good to me...was it?

by Anonymousreply 2007/23/2013
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