My new neighbors next door seem like pretty nice people when I've been
forced to interact with them. But sometimes I'll be in the hallway and
a strange smell emanates from their apartment. It smells like they are
cooking something — if the thing they are cooking is skunk. Because
the smell is pretty much like skunk.
I would have thought that maybe somebody had tracked in some skunky
smell from the outside. But the smell comes and goes. And it particularly
seems to be there around dinner hour.
Anyway, I started wondering if there were any members of our own species
who eat skunk. I've heard of people eating some pretty strange things
sometimes, so you never can tell. I decided to do a search on the internet
and find out about eating skunk.
Here was one recipe I found:
1 skunk, scent bag removed
2 sliced carrots
1 c. clear soup
1 tsp. onion juice
Dissolve 1 bouillon cube in 1 cup hot water. Skin, clean, and remove
scent bag from skunk. Parboil in salted water 15 minutes. Drain off
water. Then place meat in fresh water and steam until tender, about 1
hour. Transfer to roasting pan and put in oven at 375 degrees. Add 1
cup of clear soup, 2 sliced carrots and 1 teaspoon of onion juice and
cook uncovered for 2 hours.
I also found one for skunk french fries.
You would think there would be a recipe for barbecue skunk. Especially
mesquite barbecued skunk. Mesquite smoke pretty much makes any meat
taste like formaldehyde anyway, so you think it would be the perfect
Here's another recipe from the same link as the above Roast Skunk:
1 fat skunk
2 lbs. salt
1 flat board
Carefully clean and prepare fat skunk. Soak in salt water for 3 days.
Select a flat board of green oak, less than 1 inch thick. Carefully
stretch skunk on board and nail down legs. Place skunk on board in
preheated oven at 375 degrees for 1-1/2 hours. After cooking time is
up, take skunk and board out of oven. Carefully take nails out of board.
Cautiously take the skunk off the board and discard the skunk. Then eat
I would say that one is the most sensible recipe yet.
Incidentally I did a Google search for "barbacue skunk" (a typo) and got
one of those nifty Google search suggestions back…
"Did you mean: barbecue skunk?" it asked.
I think it should have been more like "Did you mean: barbecue SKUNK?"
Laugh my ass off.