I Spy, I Spy With My Little Eye…

…the curiosities on offer in my local butcher’s.

I bought some rather boring chicken thighs with the intention of making a giant curry, in case anyone’s wondering.

Is it me, or is it looking a bit sheepish...?

Is it me, or is it looking a bit sheepish…?

In case you’ve missed them, here are two more typical local offerings:

 

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50 thoughts on “I Spy, I Spy With My Little Eye…

      1. narami

        It is used fire stock here, but I think I’ve heard people also like to eat right from it when grilled. No eyes though, first time I see it ready for sale with the eyes.

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  1. Heyjude

    It’s funny what you find in other cultures. I must admit I can’t see myself cooking this, but some people eat eyeballs and well, I have heard in Spain that they eat bull’s unmentionables so I guess a sheep’s head is pretty tame. Not sure about those snouts though…

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    1. ladyofthecakes Post author

      “Unmentionables” are quite commonly consumed in lots of places… a while back an Icelandic friend made me eat some sheep’s ones… not bad at all. For me, a lot depends on the texture. I’m not a fan of ‘too squishy’ πŸ˜‰

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  2. Andean

    I’m glad I read the comments before I opened the links. I’m also glad I had beef today, and my brisket was quite good. I’m also glad I passed over that top picture quite quickly before any part struck a chord!!

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    1. ladyofthecakes Post author

      I must confess, I was a bit worried about you, in particular, when I put this up… glad to hear your recovery was virtually instant. I mean, a sheep’s head and a donut have very little in common. Though you could probably fit an eyeball nicely in the middle of the latter, if you were so inclined…

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      1. barbedwords

        Ok, feeling slightly sick now…for some reason, I took another look at the picture to see if an eyeball really would fit in the middle of my donut. Yes, it would. No, I wouldn’t be eating it!

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