Crocodile burgers, wild boar and venison sausages, worth the hype?
I’m not sure if these new products have created or not a “hype” yet. They have got quite a reaction from my family and friends when I presented them with the crocodile burgers. As we had tried before the rest, wild boar meat and venison. Never crocodile, never crocodile burgers. Until now.
Everything above, for just £10,50. Twelve sausages, 4 burgers. In case you haven’t seen the TV add for these new products, they can be bought form a well known supermarket that does frozen food, we’ll call them here “Frozenwaterland”. I’d say they are rather good value for what they are.
Griddle pan on, crocodile burgers (and the rest) defrosted at room temperature. No spices on them, just rubbed a touch of oil over the meat and grilled, approx 5-6 minutes each side. Served simply, mayo, tomato, cheese, cucumber slice, ketchup.
I’ve seen crocodile meat being eaten before (cooking shows on TV), and they said it taste’s in between chicken and pork. And it does. Good flavour, not gamy not strong…Tasty. Would I buy them again? Not really. Nothing is wrong with them, but, I grew up eating pork, and crocodile burgers are not beating it.
The wild boar and apple hamburgers, these tasted the same like the sausages made with the same mixture, I found an even better taste. More to my liking. Well seasoned, again not too gamy. Would I buy them again? In a heartbeat. Really good value, really tasty.
Now for the wild boar and venison sausages. I tried cooking them on the griddle pan as the hamburgers. Unfortunately, it looks like the’re not made for that. The synthetic skin (casing) used is too thin, and as soon as it hits the hot griddle they split. And then the meat is all over the place. Not looking like a sausage anymore.
I have’t tried to cook them in oil or over the grill. I found a better use for them. I removed the meat from the casings, divided in 3 equal parts, and made them into venison and wild boar meatballs. Well rolled, fried in oil and boiled in a tomato sauce, they worked a treat. Something like this dish.
Next, I can’t wait to try the rest of this “wild” food range.