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   As it was in 1620, the eel should once again take its rightful place at your Thanksgiving feast, while the turkey gets a break and takes the hovercraft out for a spin

19 Nov 2012 10:30 PM   |   6803 clicks   |   The New York Times
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exvaxman    [TotalFark]  
Author is an idiot. I thought that everyone knew eels were easily caught by the pilgrims. We have eel every thanksgiving as part of the tradition.

19 Nov 2012 08:22 PM
AdolfOliverPanties     
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I can't get past that awful shrieking.

19 Nov 2012 08:30 PM
eraser8     
Mmmmm. Eel.

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/goddamn, I love that stuff

19 Nov 2012 09:07 PM
MaudlinMutantMollusk    [TotalFark]  
Do you want to come back to my place, bouncy bouncy?

/if it eels good, do it

19 Nov 2012 09:08 PM
alienated     
I am laughing so hard at that headline subby. Well done

19 Nov 2012 09:54 PM
PhiloeBedoe    [TotalFark]  
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Farkin' Pilgrims...

19 Nov 2012 10:12 PM
Znuh     
No. I'm English and even I hate that stuff.

19 Nov 2012 10:33 PM
Quantum Apostrophe     

eraser8: Mmmmm. Eel.

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/goddamn, I love that stuff


Me too. I'm always surprised when I hear people have never tried it. People usually are happy I annoyed them into trying it!

19 Nov 2012 10:33 PM
Mrs.Sharpier    [TotalFark]  

AdolfOliverPanties: I can't get past that awful shrieking.


So...you know what that sound is your Highness.

19 Nov 2012 10:33 PM
Allen. The end.    [TotalFark]  
MAN I love me some unagi and anago...never had it "British-style"...

19 Nov 2012 10:35 PM
Bucky Katt    [TotalFark]  
Try Tofurky. It's quite tasty.

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19 Nov 2012 10:39 PM
stuhayes2010     
And oysters. Don't forget oysters. Oysters the size of dinner plates.

19 Nov 2012 10:39 PM
AverageAmericanGuy    [TotalFark]  

Allen. The end.: MAN I love me some unagi and anago...never had it "British-style"...


Boiled until gray and dipped in salt and fried then stuffed with sheep innards.

19 Nov 2012 10:40 PM
chaosweaver     

eraser8: Mmmmm. Eel.



/goddamn, I love that stuff


Fark you... now I have to go to my local sushi bar and have some unagi

19 Nov 2012 10:40 PM
Apos     
Hard to stifle the urge to gsniggle all of a sudden....

19 Nov 2012 10:41 PM
Karma Curmudgeon     

Bucky Katt: Try Tofurky. It's quite tasty.

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Try turkey and gravy. And more gravy. Tell me which tastes more better.

19 Nov 2012 10:42 PM
Devolving_Spud     
Along with the aforementioned eel as a component of sushi, look for a fish called "King Klip" at your local fishmonger. It's actually eel and is nearly indistinguishable from grouper at half the price. Great stuff!

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btw...great headline, Sub!

19 Nov 2012 10:42 PM
LordOfThePings     
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Don't forget the traditional conger line.

19 Nov 2012 10:42 PM
Summoner101     
Eel recipe thread?

/grabs note pad

19 Nov 2012 10:43 PM
marius2    [TotalFark]  
What an annoying video.

Also, who the hell doesn't like turkey? Hell, I think bacon is a joke and even I like turkey.

19 Nov 2012 10:45 PM
Bucky Katt    [TotalFark]  

Karma Curmudgeon: Bucky Katt: Try Tofurky. It's quite tasty.

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Try turkey and gravy. And more gravy. Tell me which tastes more better.


You have to prepare the Tofurky properly. I like it.

19 Nov 2012 10:45 PM
Karma Curmudgeon     

Bucky Katt: Karma Curmudgeon: Bucky Katt: Try Tofurky. It's quite tasty.

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Try turkey and gravy. And more gravy. Tell me which tastes more better.

You have to prepare the Tofurky properly. I like it.


I believe you and I'm sure I'd eat it and probably enjoy it. Just not this week. or when given the choice between them.

19 Nov 2012 10:49 PM
brantgoose    [TotalFark]  
Deep-fried?

Everything is better deep-fried.

19 Nov 2012 10:49 PM
saintstryfe     
"Hi, I read John Hodgman's first book and now I'm going to reword some of it and look much brighter then I am."

19 Nov 2012 10:49 PM
Acharne     

eraser8: Mmmmm. Eel.

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/goddamn, I love that stuff


Mods must be sleeping to let something that disgusting get posted inline.

/Wake up Mods! People's tryin' to sully up your website!

19 Nov 2012 10:51 PM
brantgoose    [TotalFark]  

Deep-fried food on a stick. Who cares what it is as long as it's not people?


Eel is my favourite sushi-sashimi. Ironically, it is cooked. Just be sure to buy Canadian rather than Chinese eel, so the heavy metals don't kill you.

19 Nov 2012 10:52 PM
m053486     
Summoner101:
Eel recipe thread?

/grabs note pad


1. Get eel (freshwater stream, ocean, whatever).
2. Clean/gut eel
3. Use offal/ eel meat as pig feed
4. Go to sushi joint in town for some unagi

19 Nov 2012 10:52 PM
Bucky Katt    [TotalFark]  

brantgoose: Deep-fried?

Everything is better deep-fried.


except butter. deep-fried butter is an abomination.

19 Nov 2012 10:53 PM
Znuh     
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Approves.

19 Nov 2012 10:58 PM
MadAzza    [TotalFark]  

brantgoose: Deep-fried food on a stick. Who cares what it is as long as it's not people?

Eel is my favourite sushi-sashimi. Ironically, it is cooked.


If it's cooked, it ain't sashimi.

Love me some unagi, though. And eel without the rice.

19 Nov 2012 10:59 PM
brantgoose    [TotalFark]  
Bwah, bwah, bwah.

I did the picture thingie wrong. But here is the picture link: http://www.flickr.com/photos/kwo ngeats/4681590585/lightbox/

19 Nov 2012 10:59 PM
Huggermugger     
Eel at Christmas is an Italian tradition.

/real Italians, in Italy
//not those New Jersey wannabes

19 Nov 2012 11:00 PM
exvaxman    [TotalFark]  
Smoked eel recipe Link

Eel pate (i have to try this) Link

19 Nov 2012 11:05 PM
Summoner101     

Huggermugger: Eel at Christmas is an Italian tradition.

/real Italians, in Italy
//not those New Jersey wannabes


Eel is very popular at all times of year with those New Jersey wannabes

19 Nov 2012 11:05 PM
exvaxman    [TotalFark]  
Link
Eel whelk and clam pie

19 Nov 2012 11:07 PM
CalamitousCrasher     

MadAzza: brantgoose: Deep-fried food on a stick. Who cares what it is as long as it's not people?

Eel is my favourite sushi-sashimi. Ironically, it is cooked.

If it's cooked, it ain't sashimi.

Love me some unagi, though. And eel without the rice.


Unagi is the staple for me. That and saba. I think I have both each time I order sushi. But more than anything, that friggin eel sauce is ridiculously yummy. It likely could make anything tasty. And it is probably something simple or whatever, but dagnabit is good.

19 Nov 2012 11:15 PM
Allen. The end.    [TotalFark]  

exvaxman: Link
Eel whelk and clam pie


OK, I would eat the HELL out of that.

19 Nov 2012 11:16 PM
aagrajag     

eraser8: Mmmmm. Eel.

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/goddamn, I love that stuff


Bloody price of the delicious stuff went stupid this year; it nearly doubled from 800円 for a full filet, to around 1500円. And that's for the farmed Chinese stuff.

My habit's expensive enough already.

19 Nov 2012 11:16 PM
HotWingAgenda    [TotalFark]  

Quantum Apostrophe: eraser8: Mmmmm. Eel.

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/goddamn, I love that stuff

Me too. I'm always surprised when I hear people have never tried it. People usually are happy I annoyed them into trying it!


I went to a ridiculously expensive, fairly exclusive sushi restaurant a while back, and my super rich auntie insisted on picking up the bill in advance. She begged me to try some eel. Like a good nephew, I tried some. I managed to get down 2 pieces, fighting the urge to hork the entire time. She still thinks I loved every bite. The smell/taste/texture was absolutely horrid, and I know that that was likely the best sushi restaurant on the continental United States so it can only get worse.

Different strokes for different folks.

19 Nov 2012 11:18 PM
MountainClimber     
My Thanksgiving dinner is full of eels

19 Nov 2012 11:21 PM
ciberido     

eraser8: Mmmmm. Eel.

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/goddamn, I love that stuff


Fark eel. Eel is nasty. First time I ate eel I nearly vomited. And every time I've talked about how horrible eel is since, there's always someone who says, "No, eel is great! you just had BAD eel. I know this GREAT restaurant that really does eel well...." So like an idiot I go give it another try and it's horrendous. Again.

It's had its chance and then some. Never again.

19 Nov 2012 11:21 PM
aagrajag     

HotWingAgenda: Quantum Apostrophe: eraser8: Mmmmm. Eel.

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/goddamn, I love that stuff

Me too. I'm always surprised when I hear people have never tried it. People usually are happy I annoyed them into trying it!

I went to a ridiculously expensive, fairly exclusive sushi restaurant a while back, and my super rich auntie insisted on picking up the bill in advance. She begged me to try some eel. Like a good nephew, I tried some. I managed to get down 2 pieces, fighting the urge to hork the entire time. She still thinks I loved every bite. The smell/taste/texture was absolutely horrid, and I know that that was likely the best sushi restaurant on the continental United States so it can only get worse.

Different strokes for different folks.


You would be remarkable surprised what even "exclusive" (usually Chinese-run, in my experience) Japanese restaurants outside of Japan will try to pawn off on people who don't know any better.

Ever had uni? Sea urchin roe. I tried it several times at various nice restaurants in Canada, and had the same reaction: nausea. I choked it down out of politeness. Then I came to Japan, and had some absurdly fresh uni and finally came to understand why it's so expensive.

Give it another chance.

19 Nov 2012 11:24 PM
Summoner101     

Acharne: Mods must be sleeping to let something that disgusting get posted inline.


HotWingAgenda: I managed to get down 2 pieces, fighting the urge to hork the entire time.


ciberido: First time I ate eel I nearly vomited.


You guys sound like a vegetarian trying to eat a steak.

19 Nov 2012 11:25 PM
MadAzza    [TotalFark]  

CalamitousCrasher: MadAzza: brantgoose: Deep-fried food on a stick. Who cares what it is as long as it's not people?

Eel is my favourite sushi-sashimi. Ironically, it is cooked.

If it's cooked, it ain't sashimi.

Love me some unagi, though. And eel without the rice.

Unagi is the staple for me. That and saba. I think I have both each time I order sushi. But more than anything, that friggin eel sauce is ridiculously yummy. It likely could make anything tasty. And it is probably something simple or whatever, but dagnabit is good.


Yes, yes, yes!

19 Nov 2012 11:26 PM
aagrajag     

ciberido: eraser8: Mmmmm. Eel.

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/goddamn, I love that stuff

Fark eel. Eel is nasty. First time I ate eel I nearly vomited. And every time I've talked about how horrible eel is since, there's always someone who says, "No, eel is great! you just had BAD eel. I know this GREAT restaurant that really does eel well...." So like an idiot I go give it another try and it's horrendous. Again.

It's had its chance and then some. Never again.


Aaanndd I gotta be that guy.

Your profile indicates that you travel a lot. Try it at a good place in Japan, if you should happen to come.

19 Nov 2012 11:27 PM
aagrajag     

MadAzza: CalamitousCrasher: MadAzza: brantgoose: Deep-fried food on a stick. Who cares what it is as long as it's not people?

Eel is my favourite sushi-sashimi. Ironically, it is cooked.

If it's cooked, it ain't sashimi.

Love me some unagi, though. And eel without the rice.

Unagi is the staple for me. That and saba. I think I have both each time I order sushi. But more than anything, that friggin eel sauce is ridiculously yummy. It likely could make anything tasty. And it is probably something simple or whatever, but dagnabit is good.

Yes, yes, yes!


There's also a 白焼き ("white/plain roasted") type of preparation without the sauce as well. It too is excellent; the flavour is very delicate. I've never seen it outside of Japan, though.

19 Nov 2012 11:30 PM
Lionel Mandrake    [TotalFark]  
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Does not approve

19 Nov 2012 11:33 PM
aagrajag     

MadAzza: CalamitousCrasher: MadAzza: brantgoose: Deep-fried food on a stick. Who cares what it is as long as it's not people?

Eel is my favourite sushi-sashimi. Ironically, it is cooked.

If it's cooked, it ain't sashimi.

Love me some unagi, though. And eel without the rice.

Unagi is the staple for me. That and saba. I think I have both each time I order sushi. But more than anything, that friggin eel sauce is ridiculously yummy. It likely could make anything tasty. And it is probably something simple or whatever, but dagnabit is good.

Yes, yes, yes!


The first hit I get on Google gives:

材料
濃い口醤油: 350cc
みりん:300cc
さとう:250g
酒:100cc
手に入れば、鰻の頭や骨適量

- Thick soy sauce
- Mirin
- Sugar
- Sake
- Eel head and bones to taste

It's basically just a strained, 20-minute reduction of that.

19 Nov 2012 11:34 PM
Smeggy Smurf     
Ya'll a bunch of penisfish eating freaks.

/penisfish

19 Nov 2012 11:34 PM
Skarekrough     
Well, of course there will be eels.

The Bass are going to be sluggish and nothing gets them up and moving quite like eels.

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19 Nov 2012 11:36 PM
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