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Coots Recipe

by , Posted to on 10/02/2005 08:18 AM | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 01/20/2004
Location: ND
I got five coots and I took breasts out .. Are they good eating? How do you cook for coots? thanks Billy
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by on 10/02/2005 08:58 AM | Reply #1 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 12/01/2004
Location: ND
Hey Fishunt69,
Boot Coot Recipe

5 coot breasts (no feathers or skin)
1 large purple onion
1 bunch carrots (julienne cut)
2 cups campfire coffee (for broth)
Salt and pepper to taste
1 old hunting boot
Cut up carrots and onion, mix in campfire coffee for broth. Dump into hunting boot, add salt and pepper and coot breasts. Lace up boot and ingredients tight. Throw onto roaring campfire. Go hunting for 2 hours while boot coots are cooking. Come back from hunting famished. Remove charred boot from campfire. Remove all cooked ingredients and discard them. Slice up boot and enjoy! Happy Cooking, NDSHOOTER
Hope you appreciate the humor, I've never cooked coots before, but heard they are not very good eating.

I carry a gun cuz cops are to heavy.                                                                                                         

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by on 10/02/2005 3:33 PM | Reply #2 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 01/20/2004
Location: ND
ok thanks I will try it
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by on 10/02/2005 7:48 PM | Reply #3 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 06/27/2005
Location: ND
Take coot to your local Chinese resturant, they will cook it up J U S T right.

 
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by on 10/02/2005 9:37 PM | Reply #4 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 02/28/2002
Location: ND
I have eaten a lot of things that most people would never even try, so a couple of years ago I thought about giving coots a try. I thought they must be good for something. How bad could they actually taste? After all, they eat them down south - right? I cut open the skin to breast one out and saw the darkest red, nastiest looking meat I had ever seen. I ended up throwing it out. I was honestly going to give it a try until I saw and smelled the meat. They can have all they want down south. I won't be eating any up here.
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by on 10/03/2005 9:51 PM | Reply #5 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 01/04/2002
Location: ND
I have $23.72 that says I can make a coot edible and some would say down right tasty (given a truthful tester) Not sure if I can divulge any of my recipes yet, given the large amount of cash involved, but I will offer this. Soaking the fillets in milk or buttermilk, changing a few times, can help "tame" the meat some.

Any takers?

You can't aim a duck to death.

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by on 10/03/2005 10:18 PM | Reply #6 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 01/03/2002
Location: ND
YUUUUCCCCKKKK!!!!!

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by on 10/03/2005 10:55 PM | Reply #7 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 01/20/2004
Location: ND
addy Garlic? hehe
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by on 10/03/2005 11:20 PM | Reply #8 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 08/12/2003
Location: ND
I reject that offer on principle!!

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by on 10/03/2005 11:37 PM | Reply #9 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 01/04/2002
Location: ND
Timmy?

You can't aim a duck to death.

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by on 10/03/2005 11:59 PM | Reply #10 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 01/06/2004
Location: ND
Hey !!!
cool a cooking contest featuring coot as the main ingredient.
i can see it now
$ 10.00 entry fee winner take all
martha steward as the judge..

Duane Grant - Belcourt N.D.  ¥

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by on 10/04/2005 6:10 PM | Reply #11 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 01/04/2002
Location: ND
Great idea for the next FBO gathering.

You can't aim a duck to death.

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by on 10/04/2005 8:57 PM | Reply #12 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 12/01/2004
Location: ND
StevePike,
So if you throw away the coot breasts, who drinks the buttermilk? LOL, NDSHOOTER

I carry a gun cuz cops are to heavy.                                                                                                         

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by on 10/04/2005 9:15 PM | Reply #13 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 01/20/2004
Location: ND
lol.... by the ways it taste good and nothing alike duck
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by on 10/05/2005 09:05 AM | Reply #14 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 09/24/2005
Location: ND
Instead of the "Iron Chef" as seen on food tv we could hold FBO's version and call it the "Steel Chef" (little waterfowl pun there...hee, hee, hee) competition and hold it in backyard stadium. The best part would be that stinky 'ol Coot could be our secret ingredient! Now if we can just find 3 unsuspecting folks to taste and judge our culinary creations...any takers; there might be some free beer and a barf bag in it for ya?
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by on 10/05/2005 10:23 AM | Reply #15 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 04/05/2005
Location: ND
Believe it or not I saw a carp battle on The Iron Chef a couple months ago. I told all my carp shooting buddies about it. I can't believe anyone would think the nastiest bottom-feedingest, sh!t-coloredest fish is a delicacy. The used the fins, scales, heads, tails, guts...everything. And as always on The Iron Chef, some of the dishes were served raw. Raw carp, boy that sounds pretty damn tasty! And of course the judges loved it. Those people must have iron stomach's to judge some of the stuff I see prepared on that show. I am actually really surprised I haven't seen a coot battle yet. I think it would be perfect!
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by on 10/05/2005 10:33 AM | Reply #16 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 12/14/2004
Location: ND
I had a buddy who swore up and down that it made not good but ok burgers. (Yuck) Just what he did I guess.

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by on 10/04/2010 10:31 PM | Reply #17 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 10/04/2010
Location: nd
If ya shoot em, you gotta eat em - at least that's my motto.

I really liked the boot coot recipe, but here's an alternate if that one doesn't satisfy you.

Yes, the meat is dark and yes, the birds do stink.
So, clean the five breasts well and rinse, rinse, rinse with clear clean cold water.
Then soak your 5 coot breasts in about 1 cup water, 1 teaspoon salt, and 3-4 tablespoons of vinegar overnight.
Empty vinegar brine and rinse breasts until water is clear and clean.
Put the breasts in a slow cooker with Famous Daves BBQ sauce (or whatever your favorite BBQ sauce is) - enough to cover them well - something like 1/2 - 3/4 cup of sauce should do the job if you have a small (e.g. 1 quart size) slow cooker.
Let them simmer in the slow cooker for 3-4 hours.
You will now have very tender breasts that taste like BBQ, not like stinking coots.
Really, I'm not kidding.
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by on 10/06/2010 10:43 PM | Reply #18 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 07/14/2009
Location: ND
doublea Said:
FBO's  "Steel Chef"   in backyard stadium. The best part would be that secret ingredient! Now if we can just find 3  folks to taste and judge our culinary creations...there might be some free beer in it for ya?

 What kind and how much ?      I know 3 guys that like to eat and they will work for beer, I will pass it on to them.
Life is good.


 2+2=4 

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by on 10/07/2010 08:51 AM | Reply #19 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 10/06/2010
Location: ND
I will try most anything, once...Even coot.....But I personally would never shoot a coot, especially with intentions of eating it. If I happen to come across somebody serving some coot up, I'd give it a try though.

I don't doubt there are methods of cooking the coot to make it edible.

I have had smoked carp before.....Surprisingly, it was pretty damn good. Had a smoked salmon flavor to it, but not as strong....Just have to pick around a lot of big bones.
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by on 10/07/2010 08:52 AM | Reply #20 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 10/06/2010
Location: ND
fishunt69 Said:
lol.... by the ways it taste good and nothing alike duck
So, you cooked it up I take it? And liked it???

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