Maybe add some <a rel="nofollow" href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Balut">balut</a> as an appetizer, <a rel="nofollow" href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dinuguan">dinuguan</a> as a side dish and <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.cracked.com/article_14979_6-most-terrifying-foods-in-world.html">baby mice wine</a> to wash it all down.<br/><br/>Good thing I'm vegetarian.<br/>
I had a girlfriend way back when that tried to get me to try balut. I almost did, then I decided not to haha.<br><br>I go deer hunting. I have no problem shooting and processing a deer, but I do get grossed out eating something that's staring at me. I guess as long as it doesn't look like anything alive when I start cooking it, I don't have a problem... Then again I can cook a pig on a spit... I guess I have to give this recipe a try.
Not very tempting is it :P
Your smiley/frowny faces are hilarious on the sheep though.
hehe, the :P with the toung sticking out is appropriate! I'll add more pictures in a few hours (about to finally eat it!) Thanks!
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I love the brains once cooked, dont judge on looks its VERY VERY VERY YUMMY...I want some :((((( Try it people you will be suprised how good it tastes.....<br />
No mommy, I'll be good, don't make me eat the sheep's face! Running off to the corner to cry.
Its actually not that bad if you don't think about it. *zombie mode* b r a i n s b r a i n s m u s t h a v e b r a i n s *drool*<br/>
It's a cultural thing, I guess. Funny but true, here I freak because of your stew and my wife just freaked not 20 mins ago because I served her a Cornish Hen and it still "looked like a baby animal". ;-)
Yeah. Here in the US we don't realize how our food gets to us. We don't give any thought to how it got in the freezer. Over in Iran you see freezers full of 1/2 lambs, heads, legs, ribs, etc. You think about it a little more. Most of us over here are sissies (no offense) compared to other countries.
Yeah I recently moved to pakistan from the US and got to see bakra eid when they sacrifice all the animals. The streets were filled with blood and animal organs for weeks.
sweet *considering seeing that*
I do realize how the food gets to us.. I've just never been one for cleaning animals or anything. I prefer it prepackaged.. It's just a thing with me that I don't like to eat things I've either known personally and named.. or are looking at me. haha! It was pretty funny how you added the faces to the sheepy picture though.. haha ;x
Yeah, I'm just saying most people haven't watched a sheep die and get chopped up. Agreed. Thanks!
But I know my grandparents in Turkey chop chickhens and cows.I see cow bones all over the place when I go there.
Ok, most people in the US. Turkey is a whole lot like Iran (we're neighbors!) and we do all that stuff over there. Turkey and Lebanon have the best food in the M.E.
Heh,yes we are. Thanks.
*squirms like a English school girl* <br/>
This is cool, way back when I think my grandfather or my great grandfather used to eat Head Cheese, throw scraps,(tendons, bones ect.) and the head and just boil in in water for about a day, then take out the head and whatever big scraps you can grab and let it solidify.
The eyes are uber blue.
i also thought it was disgusting. til i tried it. and then u realize that is just like any other part of the animal, wont lie, the eye is the best part. Tastes like a fish eye
Never had the eye. It usually dissolves after a few hour in the slow cooker :P Thanks!
Hah,it was Kurban Bayramı yesterday where they cut sheep and bulld as sacrifice to Allah.It would be the best time to obtain sheep heads.
We did it on tuesday. We call it eid ghorban or Eid al-adha.
That would turn me vegetarian for a month. I like goat, just not that part of one. *shudder*
Haha, actually its not bad if you only see the final product.
So... how do you serve it? Looks kind of awesome. I'd certainly try it.
I'll add a picture when I get home. I wanted it in the contest but there was one picture missing. (sorry hope thats OK). You take all the solids out with some of the broth and eat it like soup. I'll show you in detail by the end of the day.
&quot;<em>all the solids</em>&quot;? As in, the meaty bits that fall off the head and all that? I'd be tempted to wrap up the head like a bouquet garni so you just had the stock (after all, soup is made from weirder stuff). <br/><sub> I just mistyped &quot;had&quot; as &quot;head&quot;. wt actual f</sub><br/><br/>Apparently pig's head was a popular breakfast dish with the British nobility a few hundred years ago, but I think they went more for a slice of cheek or something than an entire boiled head. <br/><br/>Also, what does the label say in step 1? Other than &quot;HEAD!&quot;?<br/>
I'm pretty sure thats called head cheese. We boil the meat off the heads add some spices and let it set up. Spread it on crackers or toast and mmhmm! Delicious!
Read the updates for details. I did this in a hurry to meet the Halloween deadline and it takes so long to cook. Full details now added. It says HEAD the date and I don't remember what else (possibly leg bone).
OK, so the end product doesn't actually look much like dead sheep's head but is actually just a meat soup? That's not at all as freaky. That lame-o cracked.com article completely misrepresented this dish.
Yeah pretty much. But in the pot it looks disgusting. Brain has the texture of cold butter.
Actually thats the Iraqi version.
Eeeeeeeeeewe! did you catch that, I made a baaaaaaad joke
Haha! Its not so baaaaad one you separate it out. Check out the updated final pic. Thanks!
Dude, when you have leftovers, it's left over... Is the eyeball reserved for the honored guest at the table? Why does it have a sheepish grin? Evil.
Actually the eyeball gets to gooey and is discarded. Thanks BTW I updated and now have better instructions and a finished product (ate it 20 mins ago)
"Sure to disgust anyone"...other than the Iranians that eat this dish, right? Iran exists beyond the confines of your TV.
I'm 1/2 Iranian. Anyone that sees it go in will be disgusted. But if you eat it without seeing the skull you would probably like it. (BTW I've been there 6 times)
Man walks into a butcher's shop. He asks the butcher "Do you have a sheep's head?" Butcher says "No it's just the way I part my hair". Thank you, thank you, signed up just to type in that oldie-but-a-goodie. Seriously but, how did ewe buy your sheep's head?
We bought it from a farmer friend who has a hobby farm where he raises about 50-100 sheep a year. Thanks
Nothing says "Yum!" like "sure to disgust anyone" and "most people aren't very fond of it" ;)
At first :P Wait until Its done (I published last night and I'm finishing it this morning so it could get in the contest)
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Mmm... Tasty... There is very little I wouldn't eat, or at least try once...

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