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May 2nd, 2018 at 8:16pm

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A few times in Tassie I saw mutton birds advertised for sale.  No I didn’t buy them but just wandered if anyone has tried them before. How do you cook them and what do they taste like???
 

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Derek wrote on May 2nd, 2018 at 8:16pm:
A few times in Tassie I saw mutton birds advertised for sale.  No I didn’t buy them but just wandered if anyone has tried them before. How do you cook them and what do they taste like???


Like Mutton.... Shocked
 

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Years ago on our annual pilgrimage to Tas. we tried some. They were chicks, taken from their burrows then pickled whole in brine. Four in a jar (Vacola type), fat little buggers about the size of a large quail.
Down singed off, then very slow cooked in a pot, the amount of grease that came out was unbelievable.........then the taste......also unbelievable...BAD.
Stringy, chewy, greasy, tough......but full of good Omega acids so we should have been thankful.
Told they are an "acquired taste" .....will leave it there  Embarrassed
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Reply #3 - May 3rd, 2018 at 8:46am

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I think that is how I have heard them described before Michael.  I did see one sign outside a butcher that had ‘smoked mutton birds’ on it.
 

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