Tips for eating guinea pigs
Independent travel tips for the professional at Leisure
In my notes on our travels to South America, I've noted
Peru and Equator love to eat rodents, and vermin in on the menu at many
restaurants in Peru and Ecuador. I'm also on the lookout for genuine
redneck cuisine, and I will venture that eating guinea pig is on par with eating
squirrels any day. See my notes here on redneck
Native Peruvian foods includes hearty meats, especially
roasted Cuy (Guinea Pig), which is skinned, gutted and charcoal roasted on a
spit, and sold for only about fifty cents each. In the restaurants you
call them "Cuy", but one thing is certain, they are mighty fine eating. . . .
Dead vermin, anyone?
Eating a guinea pig is an experience that belongs on
everyone's bucket list.
Guinea Pig - It's what's for dinner
It's an amazing transformation. In some restaurants
you can pick out your own guinea pig and transform it from cute and furry to
crispy and delicious, all in less then 20 minutes!
But if you are hungry, eating a single pig will not be
enough. They are just a snack really, and you should get at least 3-4 for
a full meal.
You may want to order a pair for dinner
You eat Guinea Pig just the same a squirrel, starting with
the hams, and working your way forward, making sure to scrape all the meat off
of the ribs. Some people suck the skills, but in this day and age you have
to be careful. Mad squirrel disease is transmitted by eating brains, and
it can be deadly.
Me, I still prefer eating good old American squirrel.
Rednecks love eating squirrel
A fine treat for young and old alike