greenspun.com : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread

Let me see.......Grilled,Braised,Broiled or Boiled. We'll be serving up alot soon. Order early..............lol

-- kevin (innxxs@yahoo.com), June 18, 1999


I assume this is a joke about "eating crow," i.e. being dead wrong about teotwawki.

Unfortunately, if one is dead right & teotwawki DOES happen, those huge shiny black birds that live in our trees might be someone's dinner in a few months.

And on this board, you might get acutal recipies.

-- pass (the@breast.meat), June 18, 1999.

One can remove the possibility of "eating crow" from the mix when opinion is not tendered as fact. Unfortunately, rare is the opinion offered without bluster. This bluster enables the poster to parade opinion in the guise of fact.

Therefore I agree with you Kevin, Crow will be served here three meals per day for a great while short of TEOTWAWKI. My bet is many of the anonymous posters will push themselves away from the table, never to darken the doors of this all you can stomach buffet again.

Just an opinion.

-- Bingo1 (howe9@pop.shentel.net), June 18, 1999.

I sincerely hope I get to eat crow, big time, in 100 working days' time...

-- Andy (2000EOD@prodigy.net), June 18, 1999.

Crow is OK. Cook it like any other bird. Steaming or pressure cooking will make it more tender.

box traps (as for a turkey) or net type traps (suspend a net about 5" above the ground, scatter food under it, birds walk under then get trapped when they raise their heads) both would be better than firearms. Better things to use ammo for than crows.

Folks, if it flys, walks on four legs, or lives in fresh water, you can eat it (well, shad, alwives, and bowfin or dogfish are *really* nasty tasting).

Happy foraging

-- Jon Williamson (jwilliamson003@sprintmail.com), June 18, 1999.

First you make a roux... brown crow in hot oil, add to roux, add chopped onion, garlic, celery, salt to taste, dash of cayenne pepper, half cup of white wine... cook until done. Serve over cooked rice.

Dee-licious, Chere...

-- teefleur (cajun@swamp.com), June 18, 1999.

Couldn't have said it better.... Bingo 1

-- kevin (innxxs@yahoo.com), June 18, 1999.

For taking small game a modern pellet gun has the advantages of being fairly quiet(with the exception of some of the really powerful Beemans .25s, like the Crow Magnum) and the ammo is dirt cheap.

On eating anything and everything, if you don't know what you are doing, stick to eating the muscles. In some critters the liver can be toxic.

On eating squirrels, the bones are awfully small and plentiful, and too tedious to fillet. The easiest way is to pressure cook them until the bones are soft, like cheap salmon.

-- Ken Seger (kenseger@earthlink.net), June 18, 1999.


Good points. Thanks for the clarification.

In fact, considering the pesticide levels, heavy metals, etc., etc., it is not a really great idea to eat any organ meats.

I've got a nice .22 caliber air rifle, stocking up on ammo for it and for the .50 caliber black powder for possible hunting. Save other ammo for other things......

-- Jon Williamson (pssomerville@sprintmail.com), June 18, 1999.

When I was in highschool (early 1940's) the crows in Minnesota were pretty clever. Walk through their territory with a stick in your hand, they would let everybody know you're there, but then just sit and watch. Walk through carrying a rifle, and they'd fly away before you even got it up to your shoulder.

Are crows dumber now?

Not sure how crow tastes. They eat road kill. Hope this helps.

-- Tom Carey (tomcarey@mindspring.com), June 18, 1999.

Don't be coming down here and shooting MY crows. I have worked hard to make pets of them. I have 4. The old couple and a 3 yr old baby who brought home a mate this year. They are getting close to eating out of my hand now...not quite. But they sit on the fence waiting for me to come out and feed in the morning. I love them and they are so smart and they also mate for life, which is better than humans do!!

Got Spam as in "20 Spam chunks baked in a pie". LOL

-- Taz (Tassie @aol.com), June 18, 1999.

Q: When does a pigeon become a squab?
A: When you put it in the oven.

-- A (A@AisA.com), June 18, 1999.

Q: How do you turn garden snails into escargot?
A: Feed 'em corn meal for a week.

-- A (A@AisA.com), June 18, 1999.

Have any of you ever hunted crows?? They are a worthy adversary!!! You might be able to pick one off with a rifle but one crow doesn't offer much meat. In order to hunt crows effectively you need a shotgun and a game caller with a crow & owl fight. Once you have hunted an area the crows will not be back for a long time. Happy Hunting

-- crowkiller (anom@yahoo.com), June 18, 1999.

Crow Stew

First take one crow and cube it...

-- Cary Mc from Tx (Caretha@compuserve.com), June 18, 1999.

I've never eaten crow (except when someone ungraciously pointed out that I was wrong) but I have eaten blackbirds. My cajun grandma had a hunger for blackbirds and rice and prevailed on my dad to kill a mess of them. The birds furnished about 2 bites (small at that) apiece but Nanny was in heaven. Personally, I prefer squirrel or quail. Linda

-- newbiebutnodummy (Linda@home.com), June 18, 1999.

Colonial Crow Pie: (Also works with Pigon and Dove) 4 crows 2t flour 2 carrots, peeled and sliced 1 t tarragon 1 bay leaf salt and pepper to taste 2 onions, sliced 1 cup cream 4 peppercorns 4T butter Pie pastry

Truss crows and place in kettle. Cover with water, and add carrots, peppercorns, bay leaf, and onions. Cover, bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer 20 min. Remove crows. Strain stock and keep. Melt butter in a heavy pan and brown birds over low heat, turn and cook both sides. Remove and set aside. Sprinkle flower into pan and stir until smoth. Add 2 cups stock, bring to a boil, lower heat and simmer for 10 min. Add tarragon, and season to your taste with salt and pepper. Add cream and heat. Place crows in a deep pie plate lined with 1/2 crust. Pour sauce over them and add top crust. Bake at 450f for 10 min reduce to 350f and bake 10 min or until crust is lightly browned. Serves 4.

-- && (&&@&&.&), June 18, 1999.

Actually dogfish is delicious, it just look ugly. It is the basis for much of England's Fish and Chips. The US ships many tons of it air freight for that very purpose. Fresh dogfish is best, because after a short while (1 day) the urea in the fish makes the flesh become unpalatable. Briefly boiled in smaller chunks, the skin slips off easily. It makes fantastic chowder or fried fish. Easily caught with almost any kind of bait, it is a wonderful resource.

-- Charlie (cstewart@ime.net), June 18, 1999.


If things don't get bad, I'm still going to eat the chicken in a can I bought for Y2K. It is highly likely that a fresh crow would be far superior. Fair enough?

-- @ (@@@.@), June 18, 1999.

Moderation questions? read the FAQ