I ate a gar!!!

Discussion in 'The BOC Diner' started by motard1, Jul 23, 2008.

  1. motard1

    motard1 New Member

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    So I ate my first gar. Can't figure why people call them trash fish. Tasted pretty good,just a different texture than catfish. Anybody got any good recipes?
     
  2. FLATHEAD STEVE

    FLATHEAD STEVE New Member

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    Yes sir I do

    1: two 16 inch Gar
    2: a pinch of I would never try it LOL!!!

    Way to go man that take some ba!!s:wink:
     

  3. iluvcatfishin

    iluvcatfishin New Member

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    How did you clean them and cook them. I'd like to try it myself.
     
  4. CountryHart

    CountryHart New Member

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    I never eat one but i've heard their not bad actually.And thanks Griz for the recipes, i'll try anything once.
     
  5. brother hilljack

    brother hilljack New Member

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    very intersting, don't think I will be trying it anytime soon
     
  6. griz

    griz Well-Known Member

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    Ya'll don't know what you are missing, gar is very good.
    Oh, another good way to prepare it is to boil it with some crab boil just like you do crab meat.
     
  7. JERMSQUIRM

    JERMSQUIRM New Member

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    griz took care of recipies. heres an easy way to clean.

    http://www.longnosegar.com/longnoser/Gar%20Cleaning_1.htm

    nothing wrong with it (eating it) ive never ate it but soon will. was gonna try last year and never caught one. dogs days are coming. and thats the best time. i cant tell ya how picky i was as a kid. still wont eat tomatoes sliced on sandwich or mustard or pickles. just never did nor now like them. but ive rarely ran into meat i didnt like. calling them trash fish it the poor minded's way of saying im to stupid to clean and cook them.:wink:
     
  8. flathunter

    flathunter New Member

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    i have tasted gar once, cooked on a stick over a fire on the river.

    It was not to bad, not great but edible.
     
  9. motard1

    motard1 New Member

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    The way I see it,they may be a cleaner fish than cats. Their diet consists mainly of fish. Where a catfish will eat alot of crap. Think about it like this. The gar I've caught on rod and reel,were biting live fish. Then I've caught cats on danny kings,stinky rotten crap. Just a thought.
     
  10. littleman

    littleman Active Member

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    I have caught a lot of them but never ate one before. They look like they wouldn't have much meat on em.
     
  11. PeeDee Cat

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    Talked with some cajuns down in GOD'S country while I was down there duck hunting several years ago and they said gar was real good but they will eat anything if it swims or flys they eat it. I have never tried it always wanted to. Have eaten mudfish and carp before anything is good if it is seasoned and cooked right. I will have to try it. Gar has some pretty meat.
    PEEDEE CAT
     
  12. motard1

    motard1 New Member

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    Never tried carp. Whats it like? Whats a mudfish? Is it a bowfin? Just too many names in different areas,hard to keep up.
     
  13. PeeDee Cat

    PeeDee Cat Member

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    Mudfish is a bowfin.
    PeeDee Cat
     
  14. PeeDee Cat

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    Man I thought everyone in Texas has tried Carp before. It is lip smacking good with some tabasco sauce.
    PeeDee Cat
     
  15. Pirate Jerry

    Pirate Jerry New Member

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    I ate blackbirds once, when I was a boy scout, and was really hungry.
    But I remember thinking, if there is real food around, WHY !!!!:002:
     
  16. BigOBear

    BigOBear New Member

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    That link looks like a good way to skin one.

    I seem to remember my Papaw laying a gar on a board and using a chop axe to cut him into 3/4-1" steaks. Then with his pocket knife, he'd hull the meat out of the skin, cut the meat off the back bone and end up with two chunks of boneless gar meat from each piece.
     
  17. JERMSQUIRM

    JERMSQUIRM New Member

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    to me game is more real than anything the usda pokes a needle in and sure as hell more real than mc donalds.:wink:
     
  18. kyredneck

    kyredneck New Member

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    Dad come up through the depression in the mountains; he told me once when I was young that meadowlarks and robins were good eatin when you're hungry.
     
  19. Katmandeux

    Katmandeux New Member

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    Prejudice is a funny thing...they eat a lot of fried mullet down in L.A. (lower Alabama!), and it's really good. Go to Tejas and mention mullet in any context other than bait, and they have you committed. *shrug*