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Cooking Snakes

cooking snakes

A rattler

This year there seems to be more rattlesnakes on the move around here.  It may just be that they are being forced to move because of the drought.  But it got me to think about cooking snakes.  Now rattlesnake tastes to me like a cross between chicken and Cornish game hens.  I like the taste.

Now rattlesnakes are not hard to prepare.  You can use the same techniques for cooking other types of snakes; just the taste may be different.  I don’t know of any snakes that will hurt you to eat as long as you aren’t bit.

cooking snakes

Cut up and ready to put in brine

To prepare your rattlesnake, first cut  the head off about 4 inches behind head.…

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Cooking Rattlesnakes

Western Diamond Back Rattler

In the area in which I live there is a good source of meat that many people refuse to eat, but that I think is delicious.  I am talking about rattlesnake.  Now I know you always hear that it tastes like chicken, don’t believe it. It tastes like rattlesnake.  The closest like I can think of in taste is alligator.

They are easy to clean and cook.  After you kill the snake, be careful of the head.  The head still contains poison that is dangerous.  Dispose of it where children and animals can’t get at it.  Once the head is removed, the next step is to skin it. …

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