Can you cook a porcupine?

Can you cook a porcupine?

Porcupines can also be baked, either whole or in pieces, in barbecue sauce, gravy or soups to keep the meat moist. When using gravy or soups, vegetables can be added to go with the meat. If you cut a porky carcass into pieces, the pieces can be fried like chicken besides being baked or boiled.

What do porcupines taste like?

The meat is much like pork, sweet, succulent, rich. It can be a bit fatty at times and if the porkies are eating pine instead of hemlock or poplar there might be a bit of pine taste (like a hint of turpentine) so don’t eat the ones that are eating pine trees.

How do you make a porcupine?


  • In a large bowl, combine the ground beef, rice, 1/2 cup of water and onion. Blend in salt, celery salt, garlic powder and pepper.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  • In an 11×7 inch baking dish, combine the tomato sauce and 1 cup of water.
  • Cover and bake in a preheated oven for 45 minutes.

What do I serve with porcupines?

Sides For Porcupine Meatballs:

  • Super Easy Mashed Potatoes.
  • Bacon Wrapped Asparagus.
  • Garlic Green Beans.
  • Kale, Edamame, Quinoa Super Salad.
  • Roasted Carrots.


How do you cook porcupine meat?

Fishers are a primary predator of porcupines, but quills have been found embedded in coyotes, cougars, bobcats, foxes, lynxes, bears, wolves and even Great Horned Owls. These predators kill a porcupine by biting its unprotected face or by flipping it over to expose the vulnerable underside.

Who eats porcupine?

Scorching the quills and hair this way gives the meat a special flavor. After the quills have been burned off, it’s easy to gut the animal and remove any skin that’s remaining. Then we cut the carcass up into pieces and boil it. The meat from porcupines is real rich and delicious.

Are porcupines good eating?

At home, you can cook porcupine much like you would venison or small game. It’s versatile and delicious. Regardless of whether you’re in a survival situation, you’ll want to eat everything, especially the organs and brain.

Are porcupines safe to eat raw?

Since porcupines are vegetarians it is my understanding that you can safely eat the meat raw without too much worry of parasites. The meat on a porcupine has a light scent of pine, so compared to many other meats, I found it to be quite pleasant and not tough at all.

Which country eats porcupine?

Porcupines have become a pest in Kenya and are eaten as a delicacy.

How do you make a porcupine animal?

Porcupines’ quills, or spines, take on various forms, depending on the species, but all are modified hairs coated with thick plates of keratin, and embedded in the skin musculature.

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