Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Ok, enough with the Sarah Palin grizzely bear bragging. In 2005 up in Oklahoma this fellow found some GOOD EATING! When Sarah is VP, I will send her the following recipe and ingredients.

Baked Western Diamondback Rattlesnake

Cream Sauce
~ 1 tbs butter
~ 1 tbs flour
~ 1/4 tsp salt
~ 1/8 tsp black pepper
~ 1 cup half & half or whole milk

Melt the butter in a medium size non-stick skillet over low heat. Add the flour, salt and pepper. Cook until combined.

Add cream and increase heat to medium and stir until bubbly. Remove from heat.

~ 1 24" to 30" skinned & cleaned western diamondback rattlesnake
~ 1 cream sauce
~ 4 oz. fresh mushrooms, sliced
~ 1 lime thinly sliced
~ 1 tsp white pepper
~ 1 tsp dried basil
~ 1 tsp rosemary

Cut snake into 3" pieces. Place snake in a casserole dish and top with the cream sauce. Top with remaining ingredients.
Cover and bake at 300 degrees for 1 hour or until tender.

Serves 2 - 3.


The above recipe is adapted from the originals which can be found in the Complete Fish & Game Cookbook by A.D Livingston (copyright 1996) and Mesquite Country Tastes & Traditions From The Tip Of Texas, (recipe by Faye Carter), Hidalgo County Historical Museum (copyright 1996).