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Old 07-01-2014, 07:57 PM   #11
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Funny, Kayelle, I was thinking the same thing. When I was a poor college student, those would be the last ingredients I'd go with.
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Old 07-01-2014, 08:27 PM   #12
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- 1 lb emu burger meat
- 1 lb ostrich stew meat
- 1.65 lb elk roast
- 1 lamb heart
- 1 dozen duck eggs

Are you used to eating these things? It seems odd to me that an American college student in Madison, Wisconsin would choose these items, not to mention - 2 "bundles" of stinging nettles. I'm a little suspicious that you're pulling our leg.
If I'm wrong, then my apologies that I haven't the slightest clue how to help with your cooking challenge.
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Old 07-01-2014, 09:13 PM   #13
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When I was a poor college student, keeping the beer supply flowing was the main concern. Food was an after thought. Good thing the coast was close and I was an excellent spearfisherman, crab and lobster hunter.
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Old 07-01-2014, 10:46 PM   #14
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- 1 lb emu burger meat
- 1 lb ostrich stew meat
- 1.65 lb elk roast
- 1 lamb heart
- 1 dozen duck eggs

Are you used to eating these things? It seems odd to me that an American college student in Madison, Wisconsin would choose these items, not to mention - 2 "bundles" of stinging nettles. I'm a little suspicious that you're pulling our leg.
If I'm wrong, then my apologies that I haven't the slightest clue how to help with your cooking challenge.
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Old 07-01-2014, 11:06 PM   #15
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I would not post here if I was pulling your leg. I have purchased all of these items and need to find a way to cook them before they spoil. If it seems does not seem plausible then my apologies.

I ate the duck eggs already sunny side up. I have an extensive history of eating raw meats so that could be why I do not feel ill. Thank you for the heads up nonetheless. I guess I will cook the duck eggs scrambled from now on to ensure that they are thoroughly cooked. However, they were purchased at a farmer's market here from a lady who only had one dozen eggs for the entire day since she reported that she is having trouble with her ducks laying eggs or something like that. I have a feeling that the eggs are safe to eat like I did this morning but I will keep that in mind.
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Old 07-02-2014, 12:46 AM   #16
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- 1 lb emu burger meat
- 1 lb ostrich stew meat
- 1.65 lb elk roast
- 1 lamb heart
- 1 dozen duck eggs

Are you used to eating these things? It seems odd to me that an American college student in Madison, Wisconsin would choose these items, not to mention - 2 "bundles" of stinging nettles. I'm a little suspicious that you're pulling our leg.
If I'm wrong, then my apologies that I haven't the slightest clue how to help with your cooking challenge.
He's not pulling your leg. I happen to be very familiar with that Madison farmer's market (assuming it's the one on capitol square) and you can in fact buy elk, emu, and a lot of other gourmet items there.

As far as how to cook those types of lean game meats, I would not use long cooking times or they will end up like leather and will develop a metallic, liver like flavor. Instead, go for medium rare - certainly no more done than medium.

I also have to add that as the father of a college age student, I'm going to suggest you may want to be a little more budget conscious in your shopping. I realize the farmers market there is pretty awesome, but it's also super expensive. You might want to check out someplace like Fresh Madison Market. Better prices and a good selection of healthy foods. Anyway, that's where I'd go if I were in that area.
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