Friday, July 22, 2011

Fried Crocodile meat

@ mirandablue
Yes, I took a bite on the wild side recently with this fried garlicky crocodile meat.  It was actually a dare from a friend while we were getting a little tipsy on SMB Light, sisig, calamari and baked oysters.  Why not try something different?  So there---fried crocodile with blue cheese dip for pulutan.  Crocodile meat is light-flavored so the garlic and blue cheese dip were probably a great idea to add flavor.

The bar manager told me they got their crocodile meat from Morong, Rizal---I didn't know there's a crocodile farm in Morong, do you?.  Let me assure you that this was before the recent crocodile attack in Palawan.:p 

Compared to other meats and if well-trimmed, crocodile is low in fat, low in calories and high in protein, and is considered as a good source of niacin and Vitamin B12. In Australia, crocodile carpaccio is pretty popular as well as crocodile rolls, known to the Japanese as Wani Rolls.


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23 comments:

Photo Cache said...

croc meat is a popular fair/festival eats and I've had it before. honestly, i can't tell the difference between it and other meats :)

My Sassy Chef said...

I would love to try some crocodile meat! Yum!
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Mommy Jes said...

wow crocs!!!! you are eating crocs? :)

nuts said...

oh really? croc meat? wow, I dare not eat this meat. I am thinking of something about croc.. :)

AL said...

Oh no...I say PASS! Have you tried eating bats?

Dhemz said...

ayay! does it tastes like chicken? hehehe...am just curious...meron din ata dito at may fried crocodile skin din.....interesting! it looks appetizing though....:)

oggi said...

Oh, I'd like to try that. I'm open to different meats...sounds delicious!:)

BTW, do the crocodile farmers make the skins into bags and shoes?

Tetcha said...

I haven't tried eating crocodile meat before, but I think I'll love it because as you said, it's low in fat and calories. Happy FTF, and thanks for the visit!

Cielo of Brown Pinay said...

I am not really an adventurous type of person who will eat exotic food, the very reason why my sisters would let me eat something then tell me after that it is a froggy hehehhehe...

But in fairness, it looks good

Yum Yum....Mine is up at FTF No. 21. Hope you can visit back...

Candace said...

This looks really good. I'm from Louisiana, USA and we eat alligator often down there. I'm not sure how croc compares to alligator but I find alligator to be tasty but kind of rubbery. Was the croc "rubbery", as well? Kudos to you for being so adventurous!!

Luna Miranda said...

@Al, eating bats can be dangerous because they have rabies. i'm not that adventurous.:p

Luna Miranda said...

@ Oggi, it's possible the skin are made into croc leather. there's an exotic skin/leather supplier based in Rizal.:p

Luna Miranda said...

@ Candace, croc meat becomes rubbery when it's overcooked. i'm not sure if it's the same case with alligator meat. thanks for droppin' by.

☆♥Shydub♥☆ said...

This looks delicious, i wanna have this bunch of rice

Madz said...

Oh my! As in crocodile??? I don't know if I want to taste its meat because I am really scared of crocs- except when they are handbags of course. lol! :)

I'm a bit late for FTF but I hope to see you in my very first entry. :)

Boy Takaw said...

I think I'm not yet ready for this... :D

cheerful said...

by just looking, i will definitely get one, looks really delicious...but knowing now that its crocodile, hmm...baka pass muna ako until someone convinced me enough to try, hehehe! thanks for the visit and yes, we love darah...she's like our family here in penh, i've met and known her parents and sister, as well as her kids! sorry for visiting late from FTF, have a great week! :)

Guia Obsum said...

i haven't tried crocodile before and i think i won't be trying it anytime soon. :)

♥FoodTripFriday♥ said...

I think I'm willing to try it, just do not tell me it's a croc meat until I'm done eating, lol!

Enchie said...

This I gotta try. Just like Willa, I can eat it just don't tell what it is until I'm done :D

Rebecca said...

Oh boy, that is an adventure!

Pearl @ Sassy Chef Recipes said...

I seriously want to taste crocodile meat but it's not available in the market here. *sigh* Looks delish!

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♥FoodTripFriday♥ said...

I think crocodile meat doesn't consider anymore as exotic food since a lot of people eat it.