The way to recognize ‘strange’ foods is a very simple process. If the odor, placement, means of procuring and distasteful sight of it requires the recipient to seek medical assistance, most likely that particular food staple should be avoided.
That being said, there is nothing like spicy up a mundane breakfast menu and/or dinner table. Than cold Borscht, Salted Cod and Pig’s feet. And, there is more weirdness where that came from.
Meat lovers everywhere like a good game of Scrabble but hardcore carnivores kill for a plate of Scrapple. Scrapple is made from parts of a pig that do not make it to the Slim Jim factory. Typically these scraps get boiled, chopped, seasoned to taste and molded into the shape of a loaf or if you prefer, the image of Sponge Bob Square pants. To ensure the most enjoyment from this side dish it is suggested that deep frying is the way to go and served with a heaping plate of flapjacks.
Taste of Frog
Garlic Frog Legs over a bed of Yellow Rice
3 tablespoons soy sauce
3 tablespoons honey
1 clove garlic, minced
1 pinch ground coriander
1 pound frog legs
Salt and pepper to taste
3 tablespoons cornstarch
1 tablespoon canola oil
1 tablespoon thinly sliced green scallions
1. Stir together the soy sauce, honey, garlic, and ginger. Toss frog legs in marinade to coat evenly, then set aside to marinate for 1 hour.
2. Drain the frog legs well, reserving marinade. Season with salt and pepper and toss with cornstarch to add consistency.
3. Heat the canola oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook the legs until golden brown and crispy, about 2 minutes per side. While the legs are cooking, bring the marinade to a simmer in a small saucepan, and simmer for 3 minutes.
4. To serve, pour sauce over the frog legs and sprinkle with julienne scallions.
Cat Got Your Tongue
Beef Tongue Tacos – A very traditional Mexican taco filling that is completely ignored and snubbed by most Americans. I had attempted this dish at home once without letting my spouse know what was behind the strange packaging. The meat had been tender and needed little back up from the spice department. My spouse, however, quickly caught on to my attempt at cranking up the heat in the kitchen and hasn’t spoken to me since.
Use your favorite Lasagna recipe and substitute this mixture for one layer of cheese. In 2 tbl. olive oil, quickly sauté meat of 3/4 placenta, ground or minced; plus 2 sliced cloves of garlic, 1/2 tsp. basil, 1/2 diced green onion & 2 tbl. Tomato paste or 1 whole tomato.
Doctoring Breakfast Foods
How do you like your eggs in the morning? The Chinese like theirs wrapped in a mixture of clay, salt, ash, lime, and rice. The result? The yolk turns green, and the egg white is almost black and the texture is creamy and gelatinous with a pungent odor. Dr. Seuss would be damn proud of the Orient for coming up with this one. The eggs are not considered done until the whole house has been evacuated due to severe olfactory reactions.