Have You Ever Cooked A Bat For Dinner?

@gtargirl (5385)
United States
October 9, 2007 11:58am CST
Mmmm, I know, sounds delicious? My father lived in Indonesia on many acres of land. They used to catch lots of catfish and, would you believe, they hunted down bats and had them for dinner. So, have you ever eaten a bat and how did you cook it? In what did you cook it? What part of the bat is edible?
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@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
9 Oct 07
HEck no and I wouldnt want to. and it looks to me like onlyeatiable part would be the body no meat on the wings
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@gtargirl (5385)
• United States
9 Oct 07
Yep, that would make sense. You can sell the wings though. I'll have to find out what the wings were sold for.
@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
10 Oct 07
well what for ya didnt finish
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@gtargirl (5385)
• United States
11 Oct 07
Hehehehe. I don't know what for. LOL. I do remember my dad saying they sold the bones in the wings. What for??? I still don't know. But . . . I am going to find out.
@MarieJ23 (1041)
• United States
12 Oct 07
Hi friend! As for me, I never eaten yet a bat but I heard from some people when I visited a very remote place in the Philippines that they do.
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@gtargirl (5385)
• United States
12 Oct 07
Oh, very cool. Did you happen to ask them if they liked to eat bat. How did they cook it? Or how about--did you ask them what it tasted like. Uww. I just can't imagine. Hehehe. Thanks for stopping by.
@MarieJ23 (1041)
• United States
12 Oct 07
Unfortunately, I didn't asked them about that friend. I wish I did so I can share it to you...*wink*
@spoiled311 (5502)
• Philippines
12 Oct 07
bats? wow! that's something i have to try. i've tasted dog, turtle, alligator, snake, and other birds. i would have to try it. i'm not very queasy with different kinds of meats, i would love to at least try them. what i can't stand are insects. yuck!
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@gtargirl (5385)
• United States
12 Oct 07
Uuuuwwwwwieee!! Gross! You win. Dog? Oh no. Turtle, that's a lot of fat, right? Alligator and snake? Oh my! I wonder who goes out to hunt that down. Must be a nice and safe occupation. And in conclusion, lol, I would agree with you that insects are just plain yuck.
@suspenseful (40316)
• Canada
11 Oct 07
I wonder what they taste like. I suppose it would be something like rabbit with a gamy taste. I have not had to eat bats, but I suppose if I were stranded someplace and that is all there was to eat, I would have to.
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@gtargirl (5385)
• United States
11 Oct 07
Yeah, a couple of us are at least debating whether we should eat a bat if we were stranded on a deserted island. I'm thinking it would take me a long time to get up the courage. I'd stick to eating the bark of a tree. And then again, how would one go about catching a bat? Oh, too many questions. Thanks for stopping by, my friend. Have a wonderful Thursday evening.
@TerryZ (22083)
• United States
9 Oct 07
Even if I live there I still would not eat a bat. I dont think its quite too safe. I wouldnt take the chances of getting sick. And by the way YUK!
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@gtargirl (5385)
• United States
9 Oct 07
LOL. I agree. But life was so different Pre-WWII over there and then during the war there was no food at all. Therefore, I might have eaten one. Well, maybe. The safe issue is interesting. I guess that would bring up a whole new discussion. Nonetheless, YUK is right.
@lightningMD (5932)
• United States
9 Oct 07
No, I have never eaten a bat before,and I really do not have any plans to try them in the near future either. I understand that people in other countries eat different things,but I am not that brave or daring to try them out.
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@gtargirl (5385)
• United States
9 Oct 07
Not brave enough to try? This coming from someone who has a recipe for porcupine meatballs. Just kidding.
@sunshine4 (8709)
• United States
9 Oct 07
Oh no! That is the grossest thing I have ever heard! No, I have never eaten a bat and never would. I don't think that I could even eat one if I were starving~ too gross!
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@gtargirl (5385)
• United States
9 Oct 07
LOL. You sound so desperately grossed out. Are you sure though, that you wouldn't eat one if you were starving and stranded on a deserted island? Ugh! I know, I'm not sure I would either. But Dad said that you might be surprised to know that it was quite a tasteful dish. Thank the Lord we don't have to find out just yet. Go get some french fries. Have a wonderful Tuesday morning.