4 U Preppers - Recipes for the Post-Apocalypse: How and why to eat rat meat

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    4 U Preppers - Recipes for the Post-Apocalypse: How and why to eat rat meat

    ........earlier editions of The Joy of Cooking contained instructions on the proper butchering of squirrels. But rodents have fallen out of favor in most Western cuisines, relegated to mere vermin. So how would you go about cooking a rat if you'd never tried it before?

    Laura Ginn did just that recently, breaking her lengthy vegetarianism to how to butcher and prepare rodent meat. Ginn is an artist whose work largely incorporates survival skills such as skinning and tanning. (Those who are squeamish about the skinning and dismantling animals might want to steer clear of Ginn's photography, but it offers sober images of those skills at work.) She opened her recent exhibition, "Tomorrow We Will Feast Again on What We Catch," at New York's Allegra LaViola Gallery with a sit-down dinner where the star food was rat. Ginn attended the occasion, appropriately, in a dress made from 300 rat pelts.

    .......So we fried them up in a pan, really simple, and dipped them in some sauce and tried them so we could really get the full flavor.

    .......We did find that a smokey flavor, like smoking the meat and dehydrating it into jerky, is quite tasty. And then we also used a basil sauce on the roasted rats. I've also had rats prepared in Atlanta with a barbecue glaze that was made with moonshine and those were really delicious.

    Rat Jerky
    Created by Yuri Hart and Robert Pugh

    15 Rats
    1.Take all rats and with a smoking gun, smoker or cold smoker, smoke the rats with hickory until they have a smokey flavor.
    2. Season the rats with salt and pepper. Line the rats on a grate with a sheet tray underneath.
    3. Set the oven to 280 degrees, place the rats in the oven and cook for three hours, or until rats are crispy on the outside.
    4. Let the rats cool, and then pull the meat off of the bodies into bite size pieces.
    5. Serve meat at room temperature.

    Enjoy!

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    In a survival scenario I'll eat anything edible with the exception of mushrooms unless they are the few that I am absolutely 100% positive about.

    Usually when you weigh the potential risk against the caloric survival advantage of mushrooms they are not worth the eating anyway. I'd rather stay hungry.

    Until that fateful day arrives....I'll have two Big Macs....no pickles...a Large Order Of Fries, a Coke...extra ice, and an eternally lukewarm never "HOT" apple pie.

    I'm taking full advantage of civilization while it still exists and when I trek out it's Mountain House & WISE FOODS & Backpackers Pantry.

    And where did I stash that Cherry Flavored Millennium Food Bar?

    Though there are some great wild edibles in PA ~ AKA plants and berries and I love fried cattail roots but, they really need some butter which I never have with me.

    I have eaten some mighty bizarre things in my younger days but, given my druthers I avoid "exotic treats" if at all possible these days especially the insectivorous ones.

    Enjoy your VERMIN! I'll pass until my shoe leather is all gone.

    BTW Folks you need to be really super careful prepping anything wild and rodent these days since Plague is on the rise in all rodent populations.

    And...you do not want to contract that when you're far away from medical treatment. So...touch the wrong rodent and then do something as simple as touching your eye and you can contract a really nasty DARK AGES type surprise.
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    BTW Folks you need to be really super careful prepping anything wild and rodent these days since Plague is on the rise in all rodent populations.

    And...you do not want to contract that when you're far away from medical treatment. So...touch the wrong rodent and then do something as simple as touching your eye and you can contract a really nasty DARK AGES type surprise.
    Can you get plague from the animal itself? I had always been under the impression you got it from being bitten by infected fleas that might be carried by the animal.

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    Can you get plague from the animal itself? ~~~>
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    Mmmmmm... Rat, it's what's for dinner...
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    Ooh, the other white meat.

    QKShooter, are you sure you dont want a large DIET coke with that order? Gatta eat healthy.
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    For some reason Curry sounds like a natural with Rat..............
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    You just ate my Great Grandfather!

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    I'd eat a rat. I'm guessing it's a little gamey like squirrel, though.

    Whatever though. I'm a carnivore - meat is a must.
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    I guess in a survival situation, the rat is common enough for a last resort for the city. But as long as I'm in the country, I'll be fine until all of the squirrels, birds, deer, cows, chickens, rabbits, frogs, rattlesnakes and fish are all gone.
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    I am just going to make sure that I have plenty of Texas Pete in my survival kit. It has made many unpalatable dishes tolerable.
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    See King Rat by James Clavell.

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    You would be surprised what you'll eat when that belly thinks your throat has been cut.

    I've been to several impoverished third world countries and sampled some of what they eat out of necessity, rodents being one. Let's just say it made "C" rations seem like a five star gourmet meal. Out of respect I did manage to keep the small tidbit down long enough to purge it in private.

    In an emergency situation I can see myself eating what I can get, with all kinds of condiments to mask the wild sewer rat taste.

    And the plaque (dark death) was brought about from the infected bites of "fleas" from the rats carrying them. About the only North American animal I'll steer clear of is the armadillo because one in three carry leprosy. They have finally made their way here in numbers now.
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    steer clear of Prarrie Dogs. When I was visiting South Dakota signs mentioned that they carried the plague.

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