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Burnt Crow

The jerky of choice for crow lovers and haters.
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You wouldn't believe the crows here in Japan. They're huge! They squawk. They eat trash, literally ripping open the Family Mart bags to savour the leftover creme brulee rotting in the plastic's crevices.

The size of them is amusing and enticing. Such a large bird, with a fancy coat of shiny black feathers, so full of life, and all going to waste.

Why doesn't some inventive food firm here grab a few of these accursed birds and make some, oh, I don't know, jerky out of them? I mean, make it smokey, burn the meat even, and I truly think that good flavor would be a result.

Call it Burnt Crow, or some other flavorful name.

Vance, Jan 30 2001

The Complete Catalog of Questionable Cuisine http://www.halfbake...stionable_20Cuisine
This book just keeps getting fatter and fatter. [BigBrother, Jan 30 2001, last modified Oct 05 2004]


       "So hungry I could eat a raven." Indeed, but the level of hunger would be quite low, since Burnt Crow would be an everyday snack, not something saved for extreme circumstances.
Vance, Jan 30 2001

       ...you mean ravenswood.
iuvare, Jan 30 2001

       Does crow taste just like chicken?
RobGraham, Jan 30 2001

       I like that.
Vance, Jan 31 2001

       Just make sure you throw out the stomach... what they eat sounds nasty.
badoingdoing, Jan 31 2001

       The stomachs may be made into keychains.
Vance, Feb 01 2001

       ask the Chineese, it is said they eat everything that flies except airoplanes and everything that has legs except tables
nema, Feb 04 2001

       Actually, my wife told me that there used to be a place in Shimbashi that sold fried crow. Still, it was not jerky....
Vance, Feb 05 2001

       In Dickens' Pickwick Papers there is mention of Rook Pie.
Gordon Comstock, Feb 15 2001

       Four and twenty blackbirds, baked in a pie...
rcornell, Mar 10 2001

       Actually, I wouldn't. Killing a crow is an extremley bad omen, it makes buildings fall down and such. Why not extend the idea to Trafalgar Square pigeons. Keeps Ken happy. Feed the birds, tuppence a bag...
rjswanson, Apr 06 2001

       could there be a connection between the apparent increase in pop. of crows ( who I may say I admire immensely ) and the decrease in sparrow numbers; I just cannot believe it is due to the increased use of unleaded petrol.
po, Sep 28 2001

       Maybe a borrow an old Cajun recipe? It would need a new name though, because "Blackened Crow" just seems a little redundant. I doubt you will generate much market appeal with crow as a snack food. Give it a fancy name and market the dish as a 5-star dining experience. Those [discount] 5-star vacation resorts are full of suckers who would order it just to further convince themselves they are truly living the high life for a weekend.   

       Oh yeah, and add the recipe to The Complete Catalog of Questionable Cuisine (see link).
BigBrother, Oct 01 2001

       Chicken Noir?
StarChaser, Oct 01 2001

       I seem to eat enough crow as it is, thank you very much.
bristolz, Mar 04 2002

       "Well," said Crow, "What first?" God, exhausted with Creation, snored. "Which way?" said Crow, "Which way first?" God's shoulder was the mountain on which crow sat. "Come," said Crow, "Let's discuss the situation." God lay, agape, a great carcase.   

       Crow tore off a mouthful and swallowed. Yum dinner.
notripe, Mar 05 2002

       where did you find that faceache ? Did you make it up? I adore crows and I wish to reincarnate as a black beautiful satin-clad proud & wise strutting bird.
po, Mar 05 2002

       They probably don't have many natural predators, so farming/collecting/whatever crows for food might actually work. Why not? People eat all sorts of things that at least somebody thinks is gross. Tripe, chitterlings, sweetbreads, Rocky Mountain oysters,... <shrug>   

       I would eat it.
Agamemnon, Feb 21 2007

       I've eaten pigeon many times when traveling to China, and interestingly enough, you don't see many pigeons flying around over there, so I think using Crow as food would definitely help eradicate the noise and mess problems.   

       I've been told to watch out when eating pigeon though: its said that a good Chinese chef can cook and chop up a rat and make the presentation look like pigeon. So they say 'make sure its served with the head so you can see that it was a pigeon'. On that note, you know I don't remember seeing many crows in China either, so let me just say in advance: they were very tasty!   

       Or, well, I might just have to eat crow on that one.
garyspare2, Jun 20 2007

       Isn't this a recipie?
wagster, Jun 20 2007

       It may be a "let's all", but it isn't a recipe. (If you posted it on a recipe site, you'd get stared at.)
jutta, Jun 20 2007

       this would make the perfect gift for my in-laws.
abhorsen1983, Jun 21 2007


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