View Full Version : Has anyone ever eaten this?

cajun swamp hunter
05-05-2008, 07:18 PM
Down here we eat darn near anything that swims, flies, crawls, walks, or slithers. This season my 14 year old made his first bow kills and while skinning the rabbit killer I noticed that it was some very pretty meat. My question is has anyone ever eaten bobcat and how you cooked it?

05-05-2008, 07:22 PM
I have never eaten cat, but just Batter it, then deep fry it. Everything tastes good when fried!

Assassin Pilot
05-05-2008, 07:24 PM
Go the MCDonalds, tell them the new order of Bobcat meat came in, and watch as they prepare it into a cheeseburger :D

05-05-2008, 08:20 PM
I have eaten Lynx but never Bobcat. I don't see why you cant eat it. Heck, on a self imposed survival trip I killed and ate Parka squirrels. The Lynx was real good the Parka squirrels were greasy.

05-05-2008, 08:31 PM
from what i've heard, bobcat is supposed to be quite good and similar to leanish cut of pork. if it gets Euell Gibbons' seal of approval, it's worth giving it a shot.

05-05-2008, 08:50 PM
"Euell Gibbons" I havent heard that name in years. Canid you may be giving away your age.

05-05-2008, 09:45 PM
Most animals are edible, not all are palatable. Deep frying is a good way to cook most things you're not sure of. You could also try making up some stir fry or grilling it like chicken, although it probably won't taste like chicken.

Assassin Pilot
05-05-2008, 11:01 PM
"Is this fish or chicken?"

05-06-2008, 07:10 AM
All fur bearing mammals in North America are edible as are all birds. None are poisonous.

05-06-2008, 07:17 AM
You might be interested in this recipe for Wildcat.


Here's one for feral cat but how much different can it be from a recipe perspective?


Ole WV Coot
05-06-2008, 09:30 AM
If this is one of those recipes that starts "First You Catch a Bobcat"........ Guess I will wait until it comes in a can.

05-06-2008, 01:38 PM
Yep, had bobcat before, once it was made into a stew, the other it was left in a brine solution so long that it was almost inedible so salty was it.

05-06-2008, 02:48 PM
Not too much on the internet about them I guess. Check these out. LOL.

05-07-2008, 01:04 PM
Well, I've never had the pleasure but I'm told lynx can be quite tasty. I found this site: http://www.astray.com/recipes/?show=Canadian%20lynx%20stew for lynx stew. Those who told me about it had just roasted it over an open fire.

Tony uk
05-07-2008, 01:19 PM
I guess you would cook it like any other red meat, Steak it, Marinade it, Fry it :D

05-07-2008, 05:43 PM
Tony, I was thinking that anyone who has eaten and enjoyed haggis would be automatically disqualified from a thread with a title like this. On the other hand, we could probably all take something from your expertise....

(in my best Scots accent) "Ef eet's dead ye eat it, laddie!!"

05-07-2008, 06:37 PM
in' if'n it aint dead, chew harder.

05-07-2008, 06:47 PM
...chew harder.

Ah, man. I was watching Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern a couple of nights ago and he was in India. He had goat testicle soup. And it had pieces of scrotum in it. That's what he said. Bleck!