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what hedghog tastes like...
« on: January 10, 2013, 08:41:13 pm »
This is a  story  told  by  my father who is  a  long term member if  the Hampsire Wildlife Trust.

Picture yourself at  a  winter evening  meeting  at a  village hall in the New  Forest, attending an illustrated lecture on the  life, times and problems faced by Erinaceus europaeus. At the end of the talk the meeting is opened to the floor.....
The conversation moves onto cooking and eating Mrs Tiggywinkle. The inevitable question is raised 'what does  hegehog taste like then?

The presenter  is nonplussed and asks for if anyone has ever eaten a  hedgehog....

...after a pause an old boy says....... 'oi.. as.. eaten.... 'egehog'...

'well what does  it taste  like then please?'
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.......'well... thinkin 'bout it.......actu'lly..e.. tastes much like squirrel! .....

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Re: what hedghog tastes like...
« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2013, 09:42:38 pm »
Not like hedgehog flavour crisps then?

Who else remembers that flavour's brief period of popularity in the early 80s?

Mrs.Lower Gear confirmed she's eaten squirel ... but can't remember what it tasted like!  :facepalm:

Re: what hedghog tastes like...
« Reply #2 on: January 10, 2013, 09:48:10 pm »
now you come to mention it..
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Who else remembers that flavour's brief period of popularity in the early 80s?
I do..tasted a bit like...

braised squirrel is on the menu from our local gastro pub

Re: what hedghog tastes like...
« Reply #3 on: January 10, 2013, 10:04:10 pm »
I do not need to taste to know what the squrrls in my garden will taste like... peanuts.

Re: what hedghog tastes like...
« Reply #4 on: January 10, 2013, 10:17:05 pm »
This is a  story  told  by  my father who is  a  long term member if  the Hampsire Wildlife Trust.

Picture yourself at  a  winter evening  meeting  at a  village hall in the New  Forest, attending an illustrated lecture on the  life, times and problems faced by Erinaceus europaeus. At the end of the talk the meeting is opened to the floor.....
The conversation moves onto cooking and eating Mrs Tiggywinkle. The inevitable question is raised 'what does  hegehog taste like then?

The presenter  is nonplussed and asks for if anyone has ever eaten a  hedgehog....

...after a pause an old boy says....... 'oi.. as.. eaten.... 'egehog'...

'well what does  it taste  like then please?'
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.......'well... thinkin 'bout it.......actu'lly..e.. tastes much like squirrel! .....

;D ;D ;D..........

When I was at Uni, we had a Chinese student visiting for a term or two, doing an analysis of the animal bones found on a site in Taiwan. As my work all tended to involve native British species, I was interested to know what species she was identifying. AMong them was Palm Civet.  And what, I wondered, was that doing in a settlement - was it vermin, or a pets or what?

They eat it, she said. She said she'd eaten it herself.

Oh, right, and what does it taste like?

She thought for a moment, and said "Like dog!"

Then, seeing that this hadn't helped me "Oh, you never eat dog...."

We settled on 'gamey'.

But on the subject of tiggywinkles, we had a hedgehog rescue expert give a talk at St Nicks recently. A colleague who was there related a story the expert told, of being rung up by a worried member of the public saying "I found a baby hedgehog on my path, and I've put it in a box, but I'm worried, because it's not moved at all, even to try the water and food I've put in there".

Ok, says expert, I'll come round.

So she went round, and looked in the box.

It was a teasel.
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Re: what hedghog tastes like...
« Reply #5 on: January 10, 2013, 11:13:53 pm »
I'm told squirrels are commonly shot for food in parts of the USA, like rabbits here.
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Re: what hedghog tastes like...
« Reply #6 on: January 11, 2013, 09:17:29 am »
I've cooked and eaten squirrel and i can confirm it tastes a lot like well squirrel. Sort of gamey red meat.

Lovely pan fried with some pepper.

And for ours of fun you can chase your fellow campers around with the removed tail, cos it's lovely and soft and quite stroke able (in a slightly sick I've got the removed tail of a dead animal way).
Somewhat of a professional tea drinker.


Re: what hedghog tastes like...
« Reply #7 on: January 11, 2013, 09:32:13 am »
I've trapped and eaten squirrel. If it wasn't for the smallness of the bones, you'd be hard put to distinguish it from rabbit, although it's possibly slightly oilier.

I used to give the skin (with an intact head) to the ferrets as food/entertainment. They would somehow manage to remove all the head-contents (skull and flesh) leaving a skin with a little hoodie attached. A very sick individual might then dress the smallest ferret in this squirrel costume... :-[ :demon:
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Re: what hedghog tastes like...
« Reply #8 on: January 11, 2013, 09:59:47 am »
I've trapped and eaten squirrel. If it wasn't for the smallness of the bones, you'd be hard put to distinguish it from rabbit, although it's possibly slightly oilier.

I used to give the skin (with an intact head) to the ferrets as food/entertainment. They would somehow manage to remove all the head-contents (skull and flesh) leaving a skin with a little hoodie attached. A very sick individual might then dress the smallest ferret in this squirrel costume... :-[ :demon:

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Re: what hedghog tastes like...
« Reply #9 on: January 11, 2013, 10:22:35 am »
A chap I knew who worked for English Nature related a story about how he went to the annual conference one year and there was Red Squirrel on the menu.

Jaws dropped and eyes widened, and someone said "No! Really?" He replied, "No, of course not, it was a joke...
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