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Caught a 23# buffalo on a trotline a few days ago. Picture shows why she was so heavy, bet they weigh 4#.


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Here's the mother:


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Fry 'em up.

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Charley wrote: Fry 'em up.
OMG!!:shocked:

The grease splatter would be running down the walls!!:lol::lol:

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My aunt used to cook carp and buffalo eggs all the time. My uncle would eat anything. Also ate squirrel brains! Would save them in the freezer, then boil them. Cracked the skulls open like a walnut.
No accounting for taste.

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I would think those eggs would taste like the lake bottom.  He musta had defective taste buds.:lol:

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Another dirt poor farm boy growing up during the depression. If it flew, walked, slithered, swam or whatever across their farm, they killed it and ate it.

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Buzzards and worms gotta eat too.

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I remember my aunt making Chicken foot soup. She'd scrub the chicken crap out from between the toes and boil the legs and feet from the drumstick joint down. That scaly yellow skin makes a bright yellow strong broth that floats dumplings very well.

Also had a neighbor that used to raise turkeys. They had a tall fence with an eaves trough attached about 4 feet down from the top. They'd tie the turkeys feet to the top of the fence and hang a weight from the turkeys head to keep it in the trough. Then cut the turkeys neck artery and catch the turkey blood in the eaves trough to make blood sausage. The depression taught some tough lessons indeed. RD

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Quite a few markets here still sell chicken feet. Not to me, though!

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Charley wrote: Quite a few markets here still sell chicken feet. Not to me, though!
Me neither. Phillipino worker on job in Kaohsiung kept wanting me to eat chicken feet, 'cause he and others considered that a delicacy. I politely told him, "No thanks, I know what they've been walking through."

The look on his face was priceless. :lol::lol:

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olyeller, I'm waiting for Plainsman to join in here and describe Crubeens to you. LOL

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"Crubeens"???????
Doesn't rhyme with cheese cake......

....but it's rumored crubeens are responsible for the invention of Irish Whiskey.:wink:

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I had to look up Crubeens, I have to say, they sound delicious, but then I happen to like chicken feet and combs.

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I made caviar from paddlefish eggs.
I got a couple quarts of the stuff.
Is caviar supposed to taste like salting a catfish belly and licking it.

I hear it is and mine turned out perfect then.

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swampratt wrote: I made caviar from paddlefish eggs.
I got a couple quarts of the stuff.
Is caviar supposed to taste like salting a catfish belly and licking it.

I hear it is and mine turned out perfect then.


Remember Tom Hanks when he changed bodies with his father and tried some?
I'd say you got it right; some people just don't know when it smells bad, and tastes bad, it probably is bad....as far as food is concerned.

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swampratt wrote:
I made caviar from paddlefish eggs.
I got a couple quarts of the stuff.
Is caviar supposed to taste like salting a catfish belly and licking it.

I hear it is and mine turned out perfect then.



Nah, you got it too salty or didn't rinse it enough. Should be fishy, but not overpowering so, should taste about like you gut a catfish and get a shot of it's gut in your mouth.:lol:

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:lol:
I have taken catfish eggs and stuffed them into banana peppers and grilled them on the river bank over a fire.
Was my buddies idea and he only ate 1/2 of one  said he was full..I called BS and ate the rest of them.

Those eggs were rinsed and separated from the sack before being inserted into the peppers.

I just happened to bring the peppers from the house as the garden was full of them.
Never knew one of my fishing buddies would be grossed out.


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I'll stay with the real stuff - glass jars of-BLACK eggs then some salmon,capers,egg,onion also.:troll:

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Ozark Ed wrote:
Buzzards and worms gotta eat too.

Dr Johnson was once told that even crooked lawyers had to make a living.

'Sir, I see not the reason," he replied.

I have been offered crubeens but so far have managed to politely decline. There are many different, usually regional, ways to prepare them. (They are pig's trotters.) The most common way is to boil and then fry them. Other ways involve various kinds of 'stuffings,' often potato based.

I'd rank them above the gusano but not by too much. Definitely above carp roe.

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Dad loved them pickled............

....but he grew up in poverty, too.........

abandoned at 12 to fend for himself and 7yr old brother, most anything would have tasted good.:sad:

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Hmm never had a pigs foot fried. When I was a younger man ever bar around had a gallon jar of pickled pigs feet, pickled eggs or pickled sausages setting right out in plain sight. Honestly after chasing coon for a few hrs a pigs foot and a Lone Star hit the spot. Ok, maybe it was the Lone Stars that followed but I never complained. I still like all of the above, the wife hates any and all of them for obvious reasons..... Now my mind is hung on trying to fix a couple crubeens and I am not Irish but I'm not sure of that anyway. No telling what a Cajun is really made from LOL....

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One of my Uncles had a pig farm and there were jars of the pickled pigs feet on a shelf in his house..I would eat a whole jar of them at least every time I visited.

I was in my teens and a teen boy likes food.
My aunt made them and they had some spice and so good.. the ones in the store have been bland.

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Jeff, thanks and no thanks on the pig feet take a good Tuna or Swordfish steak instead.:troll:

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That sounds much better!
Fresh tuna steak sounds really good.

I have been snagging a couple day a week when i can and been getting Gar and paddlefish.
The catfish yesterday were biting and I took 3 home.

I eat fish a lot.. had it for dinner and will be eating it for lunch today..
Going to my friends house I took him and his dad yesterday and put his dad on a gar he could not bring in.

He had fun almost being pulled into the water.
He could barely raise the rod up on the fish.

I snagged it and seen it's huge tail and I ran up the rip rap and handed his dad the pole.

Told him get some of this.

His dad only ever pond fished.
HA!

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swampratt wrote: ...........

I snagged it and seen it's huge tail and I ran up the rip rap and handed his dad the pole.

Told him get some of this.

His dad only ever pond fished.
HA!


Good for you.:thumbs::thumbs:


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