Abbey Battle wrote:Did you not render any of the fat down? Make stews and soups and stocks?
Everything gets put in the stock pot with me bar fur and feathers. Feathers go to the chickens, anything that I, or the cats, wont eat goes to the chickens.
In china they bash the bones with a hammer to get out the marrow. I have no personal experience of this but my partner does.
You can make a type of pate with liver, kidney's heart etc.
I just remove the digestive tract.
When I was young it was normal to be able to buy whole birds from the butcher. I don't know when or why it all became sanitised, you can't even by a chicken with giblets any more.
Tyler Ludens wrote:There are of course various diseases that can be transmitted to humans via uncooked blood, parasites, etc. Best to research each critter you plan to eat.
Jesse Fister wrote:I once did an experiment with a survivalist author in which we cooked a song bird that had accidentally fallen into his mouse trap. We cooked in Navajo style. That is, we took the intestines out and then cooked it in the fire until the feathers had burnt off. Then we pounded the bird into a small cake - skin, brains and all - which we then ate. I was surprised at how many calories we got out of it.