An unusual meal the day before Thanksgiving
November 23, 2017 11:58am CST
Yesterday my husband (who rarely cooks) decided to cook some bear meat. A friend had killed a large bear behind our house and shared some of it with us. Being a country girl (well, for many years, but grew up in the suburbs), it's strange I've never eaten bear meat. My husband sliced it very thin, pounded it with a mallet, then seasoned and floured it and fried it in oil. I made some white gravy to pour over it. It actually tasted like beef steak and was very tender. I just have to work on the idea of it being bear! But why is that any different than eating a cow or pig or chicken? Just what we get used to, I guess. I know some of you don't eat any of that so you don't have to wonder what bear tastes like! At least it wasn't a meat that my husband got me to try years ago: barbequed raccoon. It was horrible before I even knew what it was! Do any of you like wild game? Happy Thanksgiving, my myLot buddies.
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• Riga, Latvia
@1creekgirl we used to like making a special meal just to symbolize Thanksgiving because he too liked everything to do with the U.S. and he understood it was important to me. Writing this I suddenly realized I forgot what it was I finally managed to eat and now remembered that I just made some french fries and eggs.
• United States
One of my uncles gave us some bear meat when I was little. I don't recall if I tried any of it or not, but I remember the smell when my dad was cooking it. Raccoon is a delicacy my great Uncle Bill often enjoyed, scraped fresh off the road...he also had a fondness for squirrels, and whatever other roadkill he could find.
I have eaten wild game, but never a bear. Deer, wild geese, wild boar. All delicious. I don't know how raccoon taste like, but I'd take your word it tastes horrible. I suppose it's more natural to kill a wild animal (as long as it's legal) than to eat an animal that grew up in a cage.