Bat soup or batshit crazy? It is meant to taste like chicken, but that’s what they all say!.
I had no idea this was even a thing but alas I have found a recipe for it. Will I be trying it in the foreseeable future? f**k no, but I know some of you out there are willing to try a new culinary treat. Perhaps you can cook it for your better half as a surprise, just don’t tell them you got the recipe from me.
What you will need.
3 Fruit bats, well washed but neither skinned nor eviscerated,
1 tb Finely sliced fresh ginger,
1 lg Onion, quartered,
The following is a genuine recipe from Micronesia. Fruit bats, or flying foxes, are furry, fruit and nectar-eating bats about the size of small rabbits. The make very affectionate pets.
Sea salt to taste, Chopped scallions, Soy sauce and/or coconut cream.
1. Place the bats in a large kettle and add water to cover, the ginger, onion, and salt. Bring to the boil and cook for 40 minutes. Strain broth into a second kettle.
2. Take the bats, skin them and discard the skin. Remove meat from the bones and return meat, and any of the viscera you fancy, to the broth. Heat.
3. Serve liberally sprinkled with scallions and further seasoned with soy sauce and/or coconut cream.
You’re welcome … no really, you are.