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Sat Feb 2, 2013, 07:24 PM

How do you cook a skeet?

President Obama's skeet shooting reminded me of a somewhat embarrassing true story.

Many years ago, when I'd just moved to Vermont, I was at a party at the commune I was staying at. (It's still there, btw). One of the guys was a fairly well known artist who has collaborated extensively with Rauschenberg and Burroughs. He's, er, a gun enthusiast. In fact he was one of the top silhouette shooter in the country at the time.

So I was talking with this (very attractive) guy and he was talking about skeet shooting. I asked him how you cooked a skeet and he burst into loud laughter and communicated to everyone in the room what I'd just asked him.

For years and years, I got teased about that.

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Reply How do you cook a skeet? (Original post)
cali Feb 2013 OP
arely staircase Feb 2013 #1
arcane1 Feb 2013 #2
cali Feb 2013 #3
agracie Feb 2013 #4
Recursion Feb 2013 #13
DreamGypsy Feb 2013 #5
randome Feb 2013 #6
petronius Feb 2013 #7
cali Feb 2013 #8
guardian Feb 2013 #9
Cirque du So-What Feb 2013 #10
csziggy Feb 2013 #11
librechik Feb 2013 #12
agracie Feb 2013 #14
librechik Feb 2013 #15
WinkyDink Feb 2013 #16
agracie Feb 2013 #17
Lurks Often Feb 2013 #18
flamingdem Feb 2013 #19
FarCenter Feb 2013 #20
arthritisR_US Feb 2013 #21
guardian Feb 2013 #22
arthritisR_US Feb 2013 #24
jmowreader Feb 2013 #23
baldguy Feb 2013 #25

Response to cali (Original post)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 07:27 PM

1. funny story

for some reason it reminds me of george costanza thinking they sold fleas at flea markets.

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Response to cali (Original post)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 07:27 PM

2. They laughed because everyone knows you need a kiln to cook a skeet

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Response to arcane1 (Reply #2)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 07:28 PM

3. ....



If only.

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Response to cali (Original post)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 07:39 PM

4. You stuff it inside a clay pigeon... n/t

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Response to agracie (Reply #4)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 10:18 AM

13. A piskeeteon!

I love it.

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Response to cali (Original post)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 08:20 PM

5. I like them steamed. Wonderful served with broiled hockey puck. YUM!

Cali, don't worry about your little culinary faux pas. There is hope beyond the ridicule. As Tom Lehrer demonstrates in his song "She's My Girl", no matter what our faults there is still a chance to find someone out there who loves us.



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Response to cali (Original post)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 08:31 PM

6. That's okay. We won't tell anyone.

Because now EVERYBODY knows! Ah-ha-ha-ha-ha!

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Response to cali (Original post)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 08:34 PM

7. Funny story - sounds like he was kind of a jerk...

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Response to petronius (Reply #7)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 08:55 PM

8. undeniably. but also a real character

I could tell you about the time the blew up.... aw, never mind.

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Response to cali (Original post)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 12:06 AM

9. I cook skeet the same way

 

I cook snipe.

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Response to guardian (Reply #9)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 09:01 AM

10. You beat me to it

but if I had seen this OP a few hours earlier, there woulda been a horse race.

I have long years of experience in the field of initiating fool's errands.

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Response to guardian (Reply #9)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 09:49 AM

11. Snipes are too bony to make good eating



They are also really, really hard to hunt:

Bay Snipe, by A B Frost from Shooting Pictures, by Scribner & Sons, 1895

Camouflage may enable snipe to remain undetected by hunters in marshland. If the snipe flies, hunters have difficulty estimating a correct aiming lead for the bird's erratic flight pattern. The difficulties involved in hunting snipe gave rise to the term “sniper”, referring to a skilled anti-personnel military sharpshooter.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Snipe#Hunting


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Response to cali (Original post)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 09:59 AM

12. First, collect the skeet fragments, wash, and soak overnight

Last edited Sun Feb 3, 2013, 10:30 AM - Edit history (1)

in the marinade of your choice.

Pre-heat oven to 1,000 degrees Fahrenheit.

Drain skeet and place on 10" by 14" wooden cutting board.

Bake in oven no more than 15 minutes, as explosions may occur.

Remove board from oven and scrape skeet onto serving plate.

Put serving plate in garbage and eat the cutting board.

Serves eight average Republican gun nuts. No one else should consume board.

Keep away from children even with close supervision by custodial adult.

No calorie count available as board particles jammed blender.

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Response to librechik (Reply #12)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 10:23 AM

14. Wait wait! How many does it serve ? And how about calories per serving ? nt

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Response to agracie (Reply #14)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 10:26 AM

15. thx,will edit

and welcome to DU!

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Response to cali (Original post)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 10:31 AM

16. In a cast-iron skeetle!

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Response to cali (Original post)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 10:42 AM

17. With popcorn stuffing... Just follow this NO FAIL recipe... and stand back.

Just substitute the skeet for turkey.

I thought this sounded good! Here is a turkey recipe that also includes
the use of popcorn as a stuffing ingredient -- imagine that. When I found
this recipe, I thought it was perfect for people like me, who just are not
sure how to tell when turkey is thoroughly cooked, but not dried out. Give
this a try.


Turkey Recipe

8 - 15 lb. turkey
1 cup melted butter
1 cup stuffing (Pepperidge Farm is Good)
1 cup un-popped popcorn (ORVILLE REDENBACHER'S LOW FAT IS BEST)
Salt/pepper to taste

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Brush turkey well with melted butter, salt,
and pepper.
Fill cavity with stuffing and popcorn. Place in baking pan making sure the
neck end is toward the front of the oven, not the back.

After about 4 hours listen for the popping sounds.

When the turkey's ass blows the oven door open and the bird flies across
the room,.... it's done.

And, you thought I didn't cook...

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Response to cali (Original post)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 11:24 AM

18. In a white wine with garlic & ginger n/t

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Response to cali (Original post)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 11:27 AM

19. I'm wondering which commune it was

as I visited many of them in the 70s around the state. My memory is fuzzy but it was the area around Goddard College.

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Response to cali (Original post)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 11:30 AM

20. Wonder if Obama had been snipe hunting?

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Response to cali (Original post)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 11:34 AM

21. I honestly don't know. I couldn't kill anything let

alone being able to cook it and eat it, sorry

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Response to arthritisR_US (Reply #21)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 10:18 PM

22. I guess it depends on how hungry you might become. nt

 

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Response to guardian (Reply #22)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 02:12 AM

24. I suppose that's true, hope I never have to get there. n/t

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Response to cali (Original post)

Sun Feb 3, 2013, 11:03 PM

23. Bread it in cornflakes, of course

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Response to cali (Original post)

Mon Feb 4, 2013, 02:15 AM

25. Mine always seem to come out tough & dry, and not to flavorful.

Maybe you got a recipe?

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