Thursday, May 6, 2010

Fried Critter Leg Anyone? South Louisiana Cuisine Gone Wild










After my "I need to take a breath" post of yesterday, below, today is something to make you laugh, or go, as I did, "OMG - EYEWWWWWW that's disgusting and even disturbing." *laughing* Can you tell from the photos above what the man is eating? Hmmmm? Can you?

A friend took the photos at the Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Fest For All. Some of you know I went to South Louisiana for Angie Gumbo Writer's mom's funeral - which was lovely and there are some thoughts I will set down about that. But, when the friend sent these photos today, I was reminded all over again just how crazy South Louisianians are . . . omg!


The man in the photo, named George, is eating something that I at first thought was a turkey leg, for they do serve big fried turkey legs at the festival. However, as we came closer, I saw . . . er . . . ugh . . . fur . . and, and, and . . . claws - OH DEAR LAWD HELP ME . . .I said, "WHAT IS THAT?*shudder*," George said, "It's a fried coon leg." I said, "NO WAY!" he said, "YES WAY!" and he kind of pushed it towards GMR and me, just a'grinnin' . . . and sure enough, there was a haunch he was gnawing on that had a fried coating on it, and then the lower part of the leg, and there was fur, and claw. EYEWWWWWWWW!


Then our friend, Steve Winham, who was with his lovely wife Betty (and there's another story of a drunkened fellow trying to pick up Betty and I at the festival *haw*), took a picture of GMR and me standing with George and his culinary nightmare. As you can see by my screwed up face - it was pretty screwed up *laughing* OMG . . .


The stand where he bought it had other "culinary delights" other than "fried coon leg" - you can read some of them. The "Fried Coon Leg" was written on a red disposable plate, rather proudly I might add. *eyewwwwww* All I could think about was our coons come to the feeder, so fat and happy . . . *gulp*


I'm still queasy about it - good lawd! Those South Louisianians are truly one of a kind!


(before I leave to go throw up -laughing- I found out from Bellebooks that the Tender Graces Free Kindle Download promo will be two weeks only - so if you want a free download of the first book, then hurry and get it! There's a write up about free e-books on the Los Angele's Times Book section and they mention me and TG and SG --not the content of the books, just about kindle e book promos etc. . . )

15 comments:

Anita said...

Oh my goodness...raccoon for dinner...sounds...interesting. Thanks for a bit of a laugh and a second thought as to what I'll eat if I ever get back down south lousiana way. Hope you have a lovely day!

The Unbreakable Child said...

hee. my luv would so eat that.
x0

Kelly Bryson said...

Nastiness. Now if it was skinned, I might be willing to try a teensy bite, but the fur is too much!

ficwriter said...

Oh, my. I live down here and have never seen anyone eating a coon leg. Like you, I feed my sweet critters who wash their hands before and after each meal. Ewwwwww is right. :)

Sandra Leigh said...

Fur? Fur? And claws? OMG. I just had to explain to my daughter-in-law why I was sitting here squirming and going eeeeeeeeeeeeeeewwwwwwwwwwwwwwww!

Karen said...

Yuk, but they eat anything that doesn't eat them first. I can say that, I was born in NO. I think I even have an old LA cookbook with recipes for all sorts of critters. :P

Jenn Johansson said...

Oh my... I'd be making the same faces you are, I'm sure. lol :) Great pictures.

Titus said...

I guessed wolf before I scrolled down, but I guess they may be a little scarce in Louisiana.
I didn't realise racoons were that big. Or edible.
Love your face in the photos!

Debra said...

Yes, all crazy, at least most of the ones I know, including myself LOL! My Gramma used to make turtle soup...I don't recall partaking though. I did eat pickled pigs feet and hog head cheese as I child, didn't know any better I guess.

Love the pictures!

Deb Shucka said...

I was so grateful to read it wasn't a cat I sort of didn't care any more what it actually was. Now I'm wondering where the 'coon came from.

Analisa said...

OMGOSH....creepy.

Glynis said...

So glad you got some time out and had a giggle.
Oh,gosh a what leg? No! Jeepers, yukky doo!

Marguerite said...

Omg, I have never seen or even heard of eating fried racoon legs and I hope that I never do! LOL The worst thing on our festival menus is alligator bites. Your expressions are priceless!

Suldog said...

Oog. Thought it was a cat's leg...

Katrina Stonoff said...

These might be my favorite pics of you yet. You are adorable!!

I thought it was rabbit -- which was bad enough! But coon? *shudder*