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Horse Meat Recipes? Pferdefleisch, Cheval

A friend is coming over from Cologne and I thought I might try and convince him to bring me a chunk of Horse Meat. (Can you take raw meat on flights? - maybe frozen would work?)

I cooked a traditional Sauerbraten with Horse last time I was in Germany. Are there any other classic preparations of Horse? They eat it quite a bit in Iceland also I think. Perhaps there are traditional Icelandic Dishes?

The British used to eat Horse didn't they? I'm not sure if you can get it these days though. I had some Horse Salami in Calais once but I"m not sure if it makes it across the channel often.

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  1. You would need to check with the USDA. From https://help.cbp.gov/app/answers/deta... "Meat, milk, egg, poultry, and their products, including products made with these materials, such as dried soup mix or bouillon, are either prohibited or restricted from entering the United States, depending on the types of animal diseases which occur in the country of origin."

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        1. re: travelerjjm

          Yeah I'm in the UK.

          I thought that traditionally Icelanders ate quite a bit of Horse but I can't find much info on that.

          1. re: echoclerk

            GOOGLE horse meat recipes,Italian or French and you will get some information
            There are some very classic dishes in the Verona area

            http://www.metro.ca/recettes/46/horse...

            http://www.everymeat.com/horse-meat/

            1. re: lcool

              I had the most amazing Pastissada de Caval (horse meat stew with polenta) in Verona, Italy, a few years ago at a tiny, neighborhood osteria. It was delicious.

              http://www.verona.net/it/storia/pasti...

              1. re: ttoommyy

                I know.If you look at my profile page you will see we reside part time in a centro historico just out side Verona proper.Arce is where one of three fresh horse meat killers in the zone is located.

    1. Horse meat is lean.Traditionally is fresh,without ageing,like goat,unlike game.
      If memory serves most goat and or venison recipes will work,cut,for cut.

      1. I'm pretty sure that there's no restrictions on import into the UK from another EU country.

        As for an idea, turn it into a ragu for pasta, just as you might with beef. A number of restaurants around Lake Garda have it on the menu - although I went for the even more exotic donkey ragu. Enjoyed it but wouldnt be in rush to have it again.

        1. I used to buy it in Detroit in the 70's and cooked it like any lean meat. Think venison, or goat as mentioned.

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          1. re: mike9

            All I can think of is the 70s era All in the Family episode during the meat shortage where Archie is chiding Edith for not wanting to eat horse meat. "What's the difference," he asks her, "don't you eat chicken?" Edith looks at him horrified, and says, "But the queen don't ride a chicken." Lol. One of the greatest ever.

          2. Have never had horse meat and doubt if I'm ever gonna find it here in NJ... though wouldn't mind trying, even if I knew ahead of time what it was.

            A bit OT, but MANY years ago, Dad and Uncle took my Grandmother on a very nice vacation to England/Ireland/Scotland. He tried to "smuggle" HAGGIS home in his suitcase!?! More for the potential gross-out factor, I'm sure. It didn't make it thru customs!?!

            1. Apulian Horse Braciole:
              http://www.ciaprochef.com/apulia/pdf/...

              A popular chain in America just makes it into sandwiches and puts this sauce on it:
              http://www.topsecretrecipes.com/Arbys...

              1. I may not be of much help because it was 61 years ago that I worked for a vet in the US during the summer when I was in high school. He bought frozen packaged horse meat to feed dogs that people boarded at the hospital. You might try finding out if your local veterinarian does the same. if so, maybe you can get some from the vet. The dogs got boiled horse meat. I tasted it just once out of curiosity, but boiled meat does not have much flavor.

                I know it sounds crazy, but it depends on how hard up you are to acquire the stuff.

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                1. re: ChiliDude

                  Well into the sixties you could purchase "Hill's Horse Meat" for dogs in the freezer case of almost any US supermarket.It was in a box just like the vegetables.Hill's,the Science Diet folks have been around along time and come a long way in pet food.

                  1. re: lcool

                    I remember Red Heart canned dog food that had a pictire of a German Shephard inside a heart on the label. I recall that it was horse meat. This was in the 50's. When we were kids, we tasted it.

                2. I enjoyed horsemeat once on kebabs, with the usual vegetables. Worked for me.