Thursday, May 6, 2010

Foodie Friday: It's rattlesnake at our "casita" at the ranch

A reminder of the "catch" -
the rattlesnake is 5' long

I will spare you the picture of the acquistion of the backstrap.

I cut the rattlesnake backstrap into 2" pieces.
I then marinated it in orange juice and nutmeg
for about 4 hours.

I dipped the backstrap pieces into beaten and lightly salted egg. I then dipped them in corn meal, seasoned with salt, pepper and garlic powder.

I then fried the strips in canola oil until crisp.

I served the backstrap pieces with

A friend eats my fried rattlesnake with gusto!



Natasha said...

It looks like the kind of "Bush tucker" we see over here but I am not sure I would be brave enough to try it! It does look really tasty though!

Best wishes,

Sandy aka Doris the Great said...

I've always wanted to try rattlesnake.

Julie Harward said...

Sorry...this is one recipe I won't be trying! LOL Come say hi :D

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

OMG Karen!
That is amazing but how do you know what's not poisonous? Your a brave, brave, cook my dear!
Come by and enter my give-away too!

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

You go girl! I think this is fabulous! I have never eaten rattlesnake but my son loves it. I am copying this and e-mailing your post to him.
You are my kind of gal!

Donna said...

Hi Karen
Wow! You are more adventurous than I am! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and your nice comments. And thanks alot for the link to collecting milk glass! I will check that our for sure.

Take care!

From the Kitchen said...

Hello! I just met you on another blog and came over to say "hello". I never expected to find a recipe for rattlesnake!! I would absolutely give it a try--the eating not the making. Well, what aisle in the grocery store would I found rattlesnake in?

I notice that you are a fan of the Mitford books. I am too. In fact, I'm planning to blog about them and my trip to "Mitford" a few years ago.

Stop by for a visit.


From the Kitchen said...

Karen. I do know about the Mitford site, thanks. I actually went to Blowing Rock a few years ago with a friend. Jan was still living in her little pink house. Maybe it was more than a few years since she's been in Charlottesville for sometime now. I thought it would be fun to blog about my "visit" and feature some of the recipes from the Mitford cookbook.


Janean said...

always thought i could eat rattlesnake until i had a piece of hard salami in my mouth and thought of a snake at the same time...instant gag reflex! LOL. however, looks like ya'll enjoyed it, so happy eats! :)

Neil and Susan Brown said...

Is it true Karen that rattlesnake tastes like chicken? You have a great recipe and it looks tasty.... if I could just get past the rattlesnake part...... :)