Unusual Food

I have never eaten possum. I know it is greasy meat and you are supposed to eat it with sweet potatoes. I have heard of people eating road kill. If a deer has just been hit by a car, it is just as dead as if hit by a bullet or arrow. I've only eaten deer one time and that was by accident. I thought it was barbeque. And it was barbeque just not pork barbeque.

One of the most interesting vegetables we eat is okra. It is great boiled, fried, raw or pickled. When boiled, it puts the gum in gumbo. There is a slight, well big, slime element to okra. That is why some people only eat it fried. That takes care of the slime.

Abelmoschus esculentus
By Bill Tarpenning, USDA [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
The leaves of the plant resemble marijuana. It doesn't happen often; but, a Southern transplant will plant okra and the local police will pull up the plants in area unfamiliar with okra. It is always worth a chuckle but not for the people involved.

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  1. Don't think I'd ever want to eat possum. Never tried okra

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  2. I love Okra. I'll pass on the Opossum, however.
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  3. I don't care for the slime factor in my food. Never had possum either though there was one trucking across my backyard a few days ago.

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