Eating Gar!

Discussion in 'Gar Fishing' started by Catfish Jaw, Oct 14, 2008.

  1. Catfish Jaw

    Catfish Jaw New Member

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    do any of yall' eat gar? and if ya do can you give me a good recipe?
    I wanted to try it, THANKS!:0a35:
     
  2. Poppa

    Poppa New Member

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    I have never eaten a gar myself but I have heard all my life that there is
    a round piece of meat in there head that tastes just like a scollop, there
    called gar balls and you need a hatchet to get to it in that boney head.
     

  3. motard1

    motard1 New Member

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    I don't know about head meat,but gar are good eating. I ate my first 1 a few months back. As for gar balls,thats a cajun thing. Youtake the meat and grind it up,mix potatoes and other stuff in,then fry. Never tried it that way yet. I just cleaned mine,then cut the meat off. They have meat on their spine like the backstrap on a deer. All I can say is,TRY IT.
    http://www.illinoisbowfishers.com/gar.html That a link to cleaning them.
     
  4. 223reload

    223reload New Member

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    Justin,Check out the BOC Diner and members cookbook. Mo's recipe is in diner I think.
     
  5. Cheez

    Cheez New Member

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    Here ya go partner. These are pretty good.

    GAR BALLS

    Deboned gar meat free of gelatinous tissue
    Boiled potatoes (pound for pound of gar meat)
    Green onion tops,finely chopped 1/2 cup
    1lb of corn flour,not corn meal
    Crawdad boil,such as Zatarans
    Add no other seasonings as the boil will add the seasonings

    Wrap gar meat in cheesecloth,and boil exactly as you would crabs or crawfish.This renders the gar meat snow white and tastes like lump white crab meat.Combine the gar meat,shallots,and potatoes.Mash this mixture together until you are able to form patties.Dip firm patties in egg/milk mixture then dredge in corn flour.Deep fry at 350
     
  6. Catfish Jaw

    Catfish Jaw New Member

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    I might have to try that!