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Has anyone ever been to a muskrat dinner? Is it worth seeking out?

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  1. It is a South Jersey/Piney thing. Go do it.

    report back.

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    1. re: sal_acid

      yeah, definitely report back.

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      Never been. Never ate muskrat. Sounds intriguing, though. It's said to taste like a strong, dark turkey meat.

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      1. re: MarlboroMan

        Actually it tastes more like beaver than turkey.

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        1. re: drongo

          For that price, I hope The Captain and Tennille are performing.

        2. I think it's an acquired taste.......like Spam.

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          1. re: grampart

            I question whether a gentleman, who during conversation on a first date revealed that he had acquired a taste for muskrat, would ever have a second date.

            1. re: Veggo

              I think it might just GUARANTEE a second date...If he'll eat muskrat....

              1. re: porker

                Ok, I had not considered Bubba's point of view....!!!

            2. re: grampart

              Spam tastes better than muskrat, even the low sodium one.

              1. re: porker

                Porker, I hope you learned that from a friend of a cellmate of a friend.

                1. re: Veggo

                  No, I was at a Native celebration years back in La Makaza, Quebec (in the Laurentians, north of Mount Tremblant). There was roast moose, beaver, grouse, hare, and .... muskrat.
                  Perhaps it can be prepared better, but plain roast muskrat is, ahhh, an acquired taste as grampart mentions.
                  I just think you can acquire a taste for Spam much easier than muskrat.

                  1. re: porker

                    I would have enjoyed sampling the moose, grouse, and hare, sounds like a fun affair.
                    I acquired a taste for dating and quickly learned not to mention Spam or muskrat.

                    1. re: porker

                      I ate Spam every which way when I was in Nam. I never did acquire a taste for it and haven't eaten it since. Muskrat? That's never going to happen.

                      1. re: grampart

                        Howsabout Spamrat?