I like to think I’m open to trying everything once, but then I come across no thank you never and I can’t sorry. There are just some things that I never want making its way into my mouth. Like today, at our weekly farmers market trip a few towns over, I came across this display at one of the butcher stands…
Gekookte Uier is Cooked Cow Udder. Yes, as in the cow’s tit, milk-producing organ is going for €7.60/kg or about $10.00/lb here. I’ve ordered sweetbreads and enjoyed them dining out, and I’ve eaten cow liver and tongue and intestines too, but udder? No.
I didn’t even know udder was edible. Edible udder. Now I’ll never forget. Apparently you get it sliced for use as cold cuts, and it has a very fatty but meaty taste and texture of hard butter.
If anyone’s ever tried this delicacy please do let me know.
Gerookte Paardenfilet is Smoked Horsefilet, also sliced for sandwiches and significantly pricier at €19.90/kg or about $26.00/lb. My husband Davy says he’s had it before and liked it. He told me I should try it, that it had the saltiness and texture of serrano ham but stronger. He said horse has a very distinct taste that is hard to explain and that I should try it. So I told him I would do anything for love but I won’t do that. I won’t do that.
I don’t need to know what distinct taste horse meat has because I think semen has a distinct taste as well and I wouldn’t urge people to go trying it for 26 bucks a pound. No.