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ibstubro's avatar

Are tadpoles ever considered a delicacy?

Asked by ibstubro (18770points) August 9th, 2014

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I’ve never heard of it.

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Coloma's avatar

I don’t know, maybe to minnows and turtles, haha
I love tadpoles, fond memories of catching them and watching them morph into frogs as a kid. I love frogs too.

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zenvelo's avatar

I’ve never heard of it either. It would take lots, and they wouldn’t be much more than capers. And it’s not like you can gut and clean them, you’d have to eat them whole.

The more I think about it, youck.

But @ibsturbo, how about sautéing a bunch in shallots and lemon sauce, and pour over pasta?

flutherother's avatar

The French serve tadpoles cold in blocks of translucent jelly at the end of banquets. They are considered a delicacy it is bad manners to refuse. You will sometimes see written at the foot of French menus, in the old style, ‘têtard gelée’.

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ibstubro's avatar

I thought surely someone ate tadpoles. I mean, how much harder can they be than snails?

Let me know how that recipe turns out, @zenvelo.

So, have you tried tadpoles, @flutherother?

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