I recently was asked if it was OK if someone killed the bats that fly around our homes because they were making so much noise that it was making it difficult to sleep. I didn’t have a problem with it I just wanted to make sure they did it after the kids went in for the evening. After I sent out an email to the residents that we were getting ready to progress with phase one of bat extermination the bats stopped coming each night. Either someone tipped off the bats or else they have a program that allows them to read our email, because all of a sudden they disappeared.
Well they didn’t stay away long and now I can add bat to the tasty delicacies that I’ve been able to enjoy in Cameroon.
YUK! Bats? Really?
Yes, it tasted more like beef than chicken.
did that sweet wife of yours cook it for you???
No, it was one of the gardeners who cooked it. He kept several of the bats for himself and shared some of it with me and a few other people. It definitely had a Cameroonian flair with the spices.
It may have tasted like beef, but I think I would have had a hard time getting it on my tongue and down my throat.
so as a certified Kansas City BBQ judge, what would you rate it?
I did let my certification expire, difficult to be a judge not living in the US. But based on my experience I would have scored it a 6 on appearance a 6 on taste and the tenderness was a 4. Not a very good score, but it was bat and I don’t think this will be one of the required meets anytime soon in a KCBS contest. I would prefer ribs or brisket any day – actually in just a few days it will be an option.