What's the oddest thing you ever cooked?

When I first got married and had never cooked, I tried to make chopped liver (a Jewish dish) we ate when growing up. I put the liver in a blender with an egg and onion and mixed it up and served it with crackers....
problem was, I forgot to cook it.....how bout you.

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Cooked stingray a long time ago. It was OK, but at that time I wasn't the greatest cook.

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Think of it as Scottish meatloaf, the main ingredients being the less than desired parts of a sheep or calf. Cooked in a bag made of said animals stomach or something.

I volunteered at an International Festival for years. One year the Scots needed help cooking.
yikes, your dish takes the prize. When married (my second life) ,my daughter tells me she hated the liver I cooked every Monday, liver and onions...now we find out it is good for the brain and Dementia.

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My mom used to cook lamb brains....stunk up the house. She tricked me into trying it, (even though the smell told me I wouldn't like it) by calling them sweetbreads.
The oddest and the worst was beetroot soup. I copied it from a website. It was horrible. DH nearly vomited. Eating sliced or sauteed beets only since then.
On a turkey hunting trip years ago we raked a bunch of crayfish (and an unexpected cottonmouth) out of a ditch and threw them in a skillet with butter, salt and pepper. They had no taste at all, which I guess is why Cajuns spice them up with hot sauce.
Goat Stew.
A grocery store in town sells Halal meat so I tried the goat. If I didn't know better I would have thought I was cooking lamb--same texture, same recipe.

And then there was the cake recipe that called for chopped tomatoes. Everyone ended up picking those out before eating.
A celeriac salad with tofu. It was just...awful.

"There's so much trouble in this world; surrounded by miracles" - Citizen Cope
About 25 years ago, I tried making lentil burgers. My family called them "the burgers from Hell". Really, I didn't think they were that bad, but everyone else did!! I've never made them again.
Not me, but my Mom and Grandma. Cow brains broth. We didn't eat the brain, thank you to our higher power! We were made to drink the broth. It supposedly made you more intelligent and was a cure all for everything. It did not taste bad, LOL.
I just remembered when dating my ex (I was young), he tried to impress me and took me to a French restaurant and ordered Escargo (snails), I pretended to love them, actually they weren't bad...felt so sophisticated.

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Squirrel stew.... only to discover that the hunter (my ex) had failed to advise me to remove the shotgun pellets.

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@Monk-N-Nut wrote:

My mom used to cook lamb brains....stunk up the house. She tricked me into trying it, (even though the smell told me I wouldn't like it) by calling them sweetbreads.

I just recalled: Hannibal Lecter served sweetbreads.
Escamoles (otherwise known as ant egg tacos) during a fancy business dinner in Mexico City. They were crunchy and salty. I ate a second one, and thereby really ingratiated myself with my colleagues.

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I have a recipe for keto rolls that uses psyllium husk powder. That's also used as a laxative. The revipe called for a bunch of it also. The rolls were good, stretchy like pizza dough, and did not cause any digestive distress!
Ingredients
1¼ cups almond flour
5 tbsp ground psyllium husk powder
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp sea salt
2 tsp cider vinegar
1 cup boiling water
3 egg whites
Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C). Mix the dry ingredients in a large bowl.
Bring the water to a boil and add the water, the vinegar and egg whites to the bowl, while beating with a hand mixer for about 30 seconds. Don't over mix the dough, the consistency should resemble Play-Doh.
Moisten hands and make 6 pieces of the dough. Place on a greased baking sheet.
Bake on lower rack in the oven for 50–60 minutes, depending on the size of your bread. They're done when you hear a hollow sound when tapping the bottom of the bun.
That sounds just like the squirrel meat my dad cooked when I was a kid!
@walesmaven wrote:

Squirrel stew.... only to discover that the hunter (my ex) had failed to advise me to remove the shotgun pellets.

Happiness is not a goal; it is a by-product. Eleanor Roosevelt
I think I'll try these. I bought psyllium husk powder for a gluten free bread recipe but then lost the recipe....lol

Thank you!!

@Niner wrote:

I have a recipe for keto rolls that uses psyllium husk powder. That's also used as a laxative. The revipe called for a bunch of it also. The rolls were good, stretchy like pizza dough, and did not cause any digestive distress!
Ingredients
1¼ cups almond flour
5 tbsp ground psyllium husk powder
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp sea salt
2 tsp cider vinegar
1 cup boiling water
3 egg whites
Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C). Mix the dry ingredients in a large bowl.
Bring the water to a boil and add the water, the vinegar and egg whites to the bowl, while beating with a hand mixer for about 30 seconds. Don't over mix the dough, the consistency should resemble Play-Doh.
Moisten hands and make 6 pieces of the dough. Place on a greased baking sheet.
Bake on lower rack in the oven for 50–60 minutes, depending on the size of your bread. They're done when you hear a hollow sound when tapping the bottom of the bun.

Kim
@Niner wrote:

I have a recipe for keto rolls that uses psyllium husk powder. That's also used as a laxative.
Psyllium husk powder is THE ingredient in Metamucil and generic counterparts (such as sold at Walmart). Since your recipe makes 6 rolls, and calls for 5 TBSP of the psyllium husk powder, that means each roll has less than 1 TBSP in it, so that should be OK. Slightly less than 1 TBSP happens to be exactly the amount I put in my Powerade Zero each evening!! Works for me!! haha!!
My Uncle is the epitome of a country boy. My Mom and Dad were in town for a family reunion, which was right after my Dad's birthday.

My Uncle shot, skinned and cooked a critter. My Dad ate it and said it was great. I was glad it was gone when I got there.

"There's so much trouble in this world; surrounded by miracles" - Citizen Cope
I had a Bison burger which is low in fat and it was good...what the h___ is a Bison, I'm a city girl.

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I forgot I tried Mountain Oysters once at a restaurant my Dad managed. He cooked them. And laughed at 12 year old me when he told me what they were.

I'm going to let you Google that one, Irene.
Sometimes. Mostly I'm just full of random useless info. Crossword puzzles do that to a person.
I had a problem with itching! I just couldn't figure it out. I went to a Chinese Doctor in LA. He put together a tea, insects, roots, god only knows what else. I had to keep heating and reducing the liquid. I don't think I can put the words down to explain how horrible it was. No the itching didn't go away. It was F D & C yellow food coloring that was causing the problem. Took 15 years and about the same amount of doctors.
Actually not, the American Bison is native to North and South America and Europe, while the two buffalo species reside in Africa and Asia. What we in the US call a buffalo is actually a bison.

I have eaten bison a few times in the US, and buffalo occasionally in Laos and other areas of Southeast Asia.
@nslinhar wrote:

Bison aka buffalo

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