Loc: New Gulf, Texas
i responded to a post in another thread and wondered what some your thoughts were on it...would you, could you, have you? Thoughts???
Originally Posted By: NewGulf
its funny to hear some say no thanks or its terrible..i think its the stigma and the thought more than anything else......when i worked for the Sheriffs office we had a wildgame supper every year with anything and everything imaginable there and the first thing that we ran out of every year was bbq coon and i'm talking over 150 coons not just a few....eaten by white people....and the funny thing is and its really stupid is most of them didnt want anyone to know they were eating it no matter how much they liked it. smh
The older generation of my wife's family ate and fed their family nearly everything that had a heart beat. Coon was their favorite, and I ate it many times. It is decent eating IMO. My wife grew up eating "meat" and not knowing what was really in the pan until she got older. Coon, turtle, squirrel, rabbit, rattlesnake, deer and hog were the staple items they ate. She is domesticated now, and usually won't discuss her prior protein diet. For the novelty of it, I ate lots of animals as a kid after hearing my grandparents talk about eating that stuff out of necessity in the bad years, and coons were one of the animals I ate the most. Several of my friends have eaten stew and chili at the camp not knowing the meat was mostly Coon at times.
Loc: Arlington, Tx with extensive t...
I have eaten it 4 or 5 times. 1st time it was soaked in icy water and drained for blood for a couple of days in the refrigerator. Then oven roasted with yams and I done know what else. It was a lot like beef roast. In Kentucky I had it bbq few times. Not bad really.I would eat it again.
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Loc: Surfside Beach, TX
One important thing about prepping coon for cooking. There are two glands in the back legs and two under the armpits that need to be removed before you cook. Other than that, if you cook it low and slow in a crockpot or use a pressure cooker, it will taste a lot like beef pot roast.
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I've had most of the little critters including a couple different kinds of cats. But for some reason I've not had coon. The gentleman in that video is a professional I tell ya. That was like watching a real cooking show right down to the, here I'll show you how to do it step by step, and oh looky here, here's one that's already done. haha.
But the best part was after all 8 minutes of the video, when he's done and takes his first bite of the coon, he then looks at the camera and says, "mmm that's so good you'd slap you grandma."
I was the camp cook for years on my last lease. I'm without a lease this year, but I will have to cook me a coon on my next lease.
Have eaten beaver, javi, squirrel, rabbits, frog legs, and rattle snake.
Never tried coon. Did eat a bite of cheep meat off a fresh shot coyote skull I was boiling... wont do that again, but seasoning and a better cut of meat would probably go a long way. Coons are very fatty, I could see them making good eating if prepared well. They eat too much silicone and electric tape off of our feeders to really want to eat one though.