Friday, 4 October 2019

Bon Appetit


I don't deny that eating a nice steak, or a lamb casserole, roast chicken and freshly cooked fish and chips are a delight at any time. I can smell the delicious aroma of these and many other favourites of mine right now as I am typing these words.

But yet ... there's another delicacy which most of us have probably not partaken in, which goes unnoticed by our culinary experts and is indeed far cheaper than anything you can buy at your supermarket, delicatessen or top of the range boucherie!

ROADKILL !!!

Can you imagine how much meat is left lying there on the road every day to rot away in the sun instead of resting nicely on your plate next to your favourite vegetables? And it's FREE folks. You don't have to pay for it.

Just stop the car and pick up the remains of that squashed squirrel. You may need a spade for this, but on the positive side the meat has already been tenderised by the weight of the vehicle which run him over.

If this makes you squeamish, don't worry. 

Drive on a few more miles and you'll most likely find a dead rabbit, or a dead fox which will serve you as a neck scarf as well as a meal.

Or if you're lucky you may find a dead pheasant, (I said pheasant, not peasant - pay attention). Or indeed some other bird like a crow or a sparrow even, or maybe you could enjoy the delicacy of dead frogs and toads attempting to cross the road and not quite making it to the other side. They may be a bit squashy on the road, but a few minutes in a blender with some spices will make you a delicious soup, or gravy.

The possibilities are endless. And the beauty of it all is that the cuisine varies depending on which country you're in. 

Can you imagine kangaroo steaks from Australia? Sheep from New Zealand or Wales? Reindeer or moose or buffalo? Geese and turkeys? Prickly hedgehogs or even wild haggis in Scotland's Highlands?

The roads are full of food for you to enjoy. Even scraping the dead insects from the front of your car can provide an appetising meal if you put your mind to it.

So help the environment and keep our roads clean. Take a roadkill to your kitchen today. Nothing looks better when viewed on your plate with some vegetables.

Except that bicycle you ran over the other day!

20 comments:

  1. Pheasant, peasant … bahaha! Are you certain you've not spent time in West Texas? Tennessee?
    Good thing I forgot to bring along anything for breakfast; I've suddenly lost my appetite. (*smile*)

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    1. Sorry I ruined your appetite, Mevely. I was trying to introduce my readers to a new cuisine. Never tried Texas or Tennessee cuisine though. Tried KFC and I like it.

      God bless you my friend.

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  2. Thinking I’ll pass. But it’s an interesting concept. Have a grand weekend!!!

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    1. It's a tasty concept.

      Have a wonderful weekend Cathy. God bless.

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  3. Let us all take the road kill to Victor's kitchen!!!

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    1. I will only accept reindeer right now because the fridge is full of frogs and hedgehogs.

      God bless you always, Chris.

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  4. Here in the South, there are standing jokes about folks chowing down on road kill. There's even a restaurant that feature a dish they actually named road kill! Guess they figured out how to make it taste good - lol!
    Blessings, Victor, and watch your diet!

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    1. I suppose it depends how the road kill was killed. The other day I picked up a pizza that had been run over. There was too much dirt and grit on it. Tasted OK I suppose. Today I found an apple pie face down on the side walk. It needed a bit of cream or ice cream.

      God bless you, Martha.

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  5. GROSS, Victor, JUST GROSS!
    Blessings!

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    1. Everything can be improved with tomato ketchup, Lulu.
      That's modern life.

      God bless you Lulu.

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  6. Interesting, makes me think of meat we eat, how do you know where it came from. Does the label say, fresh from pleasant street, a nice squirrel. Do you believe the labels of origin. :)

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    1. You are exactly right, Bill. Here in the UK if you buy read-meals for instance, e.g. meat pie, or lasagne, it says it contains chicken/beef from the EU. What does that mean? It could be anywhere in Europe. Do you remember a few years ago the UK scandal about horse meat in ready-meals. People thought they were buying beef. I tried a meat pie and went off at a gallop.

      God bless.

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  7. I think I'll pass. I think God created vultures for the roadkill.

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    1. Aha ... but if you eat a vulture then you would have in effect eaten a road kill. I'll look out for dead vultures next time I'm out driving.

      God bless you, JoeH.

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  8. None for me thanks! I'd rather not eat! : )

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    1. Not even with some tomato ketchup?

      God bless, Happyone.

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    2. Oh dear ... ... ...

      God bless you Happyone. Keep smiling.

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  9. On Friday night when Boudreaux an' Thibodeaux done be goin' in to town to de Hubba Hubba Lounge, dey take wit' dem de can o' spray paint. Ever' time dey pass de road kill, dey paint it. Den, on de way home, any kill dat don' have de paint on be fresh, so dey know dey can take it home to cook!

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