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Discussion in 'Gar Fishing' started by ArmyCatfish, Feb 4, 2008.
does anyone eat Gar and if so is there any special way to prepare it.???:confused2:
I haven't tried it yet , but I heard from others that there is a good strip of meat down both sides of the backbone. I'll have to try it someday.:crazy:
my mom use to work with a guy who ate it. boiled it to get the bones out (i think) spiced it, and made balls out of them. then he fried it like a hush puppy. my mom said they were great!!!!! he called them gar balls
Several recipes in the BOC Diner. I used to make gar balls all the time but they are so much trouble to clean. I make the same recipe out of small buffalo.
hope this helps. i was gonna try this this summer but just didnt get around to it. there are a bunck in these creeks in summer and if there good why not. hell of a lot better than tossing on the bank.,lol.
dont eat eggs. there is evidence that gar eggs is poisonous to warm blooded animals.
i've heard gar meat is actually good, but never had the guts to try it. it supposed to have a white flesh with a mild flavor. maybe someday!
Yep, I've eaten it. Gar was pretty good fried. I'd eat it again as it was white, flaky meat and indeed mild. Sure surprised me. Ate it on a dare, do it again on purpose.
I've eaten Gar, it's not bad.
ive eaten gar but ive never tried gar balls. i might have to try that
Heck, all they eat are other fish so I guess they would be pretty clean besides the fact of where you are catching them most of the time such as a silty polluted waterway. I would probably eat one if I caught it out of a clear or somewhat clear creek or river.
it shouldn't matter longnose vs shortnose I would think? that being said if needed I could stand corrected if need be.
reason being the longnose doesn't range much into Minnesota.
We sell it in the supermarkets here in Louisiana.
I love the taste of Gar, It has kind of a shrimp flavor to it, but they take so much work to clean I don't know if its worth it.
I clean my gar the same way as in cats4uandme's post except I use a hatchet instead of tin snips and hacksaw. To cook them I grind the meat in my old-fashioned hand cranked grinder and mix it with some instant mashed potato flakes, finely chopped green onion, fresh parsley, salt & pepper. Form into small patties and coat with Italian bread crumbs and fry. Very nice especially with white beans and rice on the side.
have never even considered it. its interesting though.
I like gar fried and I would eat it anyday. Not to shabby
This is long but ...I cooked 5 pounds of gar meat
cut up into small shrimp like pieces and boiled for 6 minutes ,following the directions on Zataran crab and shrimp boil...
invited my neighbor over for some ALASKAN snow crab pieces..i scored from my brotherinlaw, the meat cutter at prats
we ate it all with butter, and some with ketchup and horse-raddish mix..(shrimp sauce) tastes like good seafood
Neighbor said man that was great can you get more?
Yep i got a whole freezer full of it ...It's GAR
He said no way ,if you would have told me that i would not have came over,but man i will eat that anytime..
I have fed many realatives and they thought it was shrimp of some kind.
the smaller ones are better (more tender) 15pounds and under
ive never ate them my self but ive heard of people eating them
We eat lots of alligator gar. Use a hatchet or skill saw to split the back open and take out the back-straps. I have a cousin who has commercially gar fished all his life (50 + years). Have you ever eaten "fish sticks"? You probably ate gar.
I would think gar balls would be too small to eat. Must have to catch a lot of them.:wink: