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Postby broknaero » Thu May 10, 2007 4:27 pm

Hi all, First post here. Anyone have a way to cook a coot and have it edible? We get into a bunch of them every year and try to roast a few with the ducks. I'd rather eat dog food. I guess a slow cooker with bbq sauce. Any ideas?
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Postby Smackaduck » Thu May 10, 2007 5:58 pm

Cold cure it. You can cold cure anything and change the flavor emensely.
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Postby Beak Buster » Fri May 11, 2007 7:54 am

Have you tried to deep fry them?
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Postby broknaero » Wed May 16, 2007 10:23 am

No we only tried them at camp. Roasted with other ducks.
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Postby duckjumper » Wed May 23, 2007 5:56 pm

I would suggest you use the "search" function on this topic - much has been written about eating coots. Short version: Yes, they are tasty IF you skin them and take all the fat off. The icky taste is in the fat.
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Postby large1 » Sun Nov 25, 2007 11:15 am

skin the breast and clean the gizzard and make a gumbo with it. Purty good like that. Dont get me wrong they are not as good as teal but they are still good
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Postby hunt682 » Mon Dec 31, 2007 5:56 pm

My Dad fries the breast like a fish fry. First you debone the breast meat. Then clean with fresh water and then soak in water with salt added for at least three hours. Wash breast meat with clean fresh water and then get your favorite fish batter together and batter the breast and fry them like fish. I think they taste like country fried steak.
Do the gizzards the same way they both are really good that way.
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