George Kenneth End of Arcadia, Fla., packed the 1st rattlesnake meat in March, 1931. “On April 9, 1931, canned rattlesnake meat was served at a dinner meal to American Legionnaires at the Hillsboro Hotel; Tampa, Fla. End founded and became president of the Floridian Products Corporation which made its 1st sale of canned rattlesnake May 22, 1931.”
There’s a little brief history on Rattlesnake Meat. It also appeared once on the Mr. T show when I was a kid, but who remembers that?
Here are a couple recipes to try if you happen to visit Kansas during their Rattlesnake round up, and get some of the unique wild game and many times you will find Rattlesnake Meat for Sale:
Divine Fried Rattlesnake
1 large rattlesnake, cleaned
1 qt. water
Dash of tarragon
3¾ tbsp. salt
Dash of thyme
1/8 tsp. paprika
1 cup flour
Soak rattlesnake carcass for 2 hours in salt water. Rinse and dry meat well. Cut meat into chunks to fry. Coat each piece with mixture of flour, paprika, pepper, tarragon, and thyme. Fry chunks of prepared rattler in oil until golden brown.
After you find a place online where you can purchase Rattlesnake Meat for Sale you may want your rattlesnake tasting a little more fancy you could try this recipe and see how it suits you:
Grilled Rattlesnake Dijon Perfecto
1 med. to large rattlesnake, cleaned and cut to 1 foot pieces
3 tbsp Dijon mustard
1 tsp salt
1/4 tsp black pepper
1/4 tsp white pepper
1/4 tsp onion powder
1/8 tsp celery powder
1/8 tsp ground coriander
1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper (optional-gives it a little kick)
Combine the dry spices in a cup and mix well. Liberally sprinkle meat with the spice mixture. Once the meat is well coated, rub thoroughly with Dijon until the meat is slathered with it. Wrap and set aside to marinate for up to 1 hour. Grill over a hot flame for 10-15 minutes or until rattlesnake meat is cooked all the way through.
For the light eater there is always a Rattlesnake salad:
1 med. rattlesnake, cleaned and cut up
2 bay leaves
2 cloves garlic
1 tsp salt
1 tsp. poultry seasoning
2 tbsp. sherry
1/2 stalk celery, finely chopped
5 boiled eggs, diced
1/2 onion, finely diced
1/2 cup chopped sweet pickles
1 cup mayonnaise
Combine first 5 ingredients and boil until tender. Chop meat finely and mix well with remaining ingredients. Serve on sandwiches or over quartered tomatoes and lettuce.
There you have it, three delectable recipes for rattlesnake meat. So, when you find Rattlesnake Meat for Sale you will have some wonderful recipes to try.