Comments: The Other White Meat

You eat goat like you eat sheep (mutton, lamb, whatever you call it when you've taken the wool and nothing "good" is left).

Oh,and serve with red- 'cuz it has hooves (so says Doug)

Posted by JOdy at May 6, 2009 09:59 PM

I've eaten it. Ditto Jody. . . post wool? blech . . .

Posted by oddybobo at May 6, 2009 10:10 PM

What Jody said. It's all dark meat. It's fatty. It's good in curry (Jamaican, Indian, what have you). We used to rub spices on goat ribs and roast them. That was really tasty. It is sweeter than lamb. It can be really tough, but if properly cooked is succulent and tender. You definitely want red wine with goat.
Try it! It's very good.

Posted by Amity at May 6, 2009 10:15 PM

I like goat, when it is good goat, and prepared right.

It is far less fatty than lamb, although the taste is somewhat similar. It is also low in calories, and higher in protein than beef, and lower in fat than any other meat. You would be suprised, it is quite lean.

I could not eat it daily, as well I am from the great plains, and was raised on fresh family raised beef.

Goat is quite good grilled, with rice. I have had it in mostly African, and Middle Eastern restaurants.

Try it...

Posted by AWTM at May 6, 2009 11:32 PM

Maybe I've never eaten it since I have never eaten at Middle Eastern or African restaurant. I need to try goat.

I just think of them as... pets I guess. My grandfather had goats. I think he just went out and fed them. I feel, without a shadow of a doubt, that he NEVER ate one of them.

They don't exactly look all meaty. They look to be the large mammal equivalent of a squirrel when it comes to meat.

Posted by Bou at May 7, 2009 09:02 AM

I've eaten goat, and I can tell you for can_not put enough Curry on it..not one of my favorites.

Posted by Sam at May 7, 2009 09:10 AM

I think it's a popular meat because they're hardy and easy to raise. National Geographic recently ran a photo of them up in the limbs of small trees, eating the leaves.

Never eaten it, except goat cheese, but I'd like to try it. There are several goat "ranches" out around Lake Okeechobee that sell it, but I think you have to buy a whole goat. I imagine ethnic markets around here have it.

Posted by George at May 7, 2009 09:16 AM

George- *blink* I may have to pass on goat then. I'm not buying a whole daggum goat just to try it!

Posted by Bou at May 7, 2009 09:21 AM

Goat cheese is awesome.

Come to Texas, Bou. We call it Cabrito.

Here's an article from Texas Monthly on cabrito.

Posted by Christina at May 7, 2009 12:04 PM

I'm with you Bou - never had goat. Although I would guess like all other meats, it depends on how it's prepared as to how it tastes. I've had good and bad preparations of lamb. If the only lamb I had eaten had been the bad one - I'd dislike it intensely.

On the whole though I prefer beef. Especially steak. One of my favorite foods in the world is a good steak.

Posted by Teresa at May 7, 2009 12:29 PM

I've had kid goat. It was prepared as a casserole. All in all, very tasty. I'd have it again! And I had it with red wine. Good match!
Here in Melbourne, I know you can get goat at butcher shops in the areas that cater to the Greek segment of our community. With winter coming on here, I may consider giving it a shot!

Posted by Karen in Australia at May 7, 2009 03:54 PM

My Mom's family lives in an area of Texas where goats are eaten on a regular basis. We have it at the family reunions bbq'ed.

The first family reunion my husband went with me, he found out they were fixing goat and he refused to eat ANY food served except my Mom's. Once we got back in town we hit the Dairy Queen about 30 minutes before they closed. If we hadn't, he wouldn't have anything until the morning since the town shuts down at 10pm.

Posted by Amy at May 7, 2009 05:19 PM

Your friendly local Indian restaurant will have a number of food items with goat as the main ingredient. I like it.

Posted by Jay Stribling at May 7, 2009 10:36 PM

Haven't visited in a while. Glad I popped in!

South Central Arizona in the early '50's... Dad was a civil engineer leading a survey crew plotting road beds for the Arizona Highway Dept. At that time, it was empty, desolate country. Everyone on the crew carried a sidearm, most were subsistence hunters. One family raised goats, which saved my infant brother's life. He was allergic to Mom's milk and cow's milk. Formula was unknown!

We ate goat, sheep, horse, mountain lion, wild pig, deer, elk...whatever came down the pike.

Like Christina in Texas, we called it "Cabrito"
(lil'goat). Still like it.

Todaze Phrase of the day:
Rocky Mountain or Prairie Oysters...sometimes called "calf fries"....anyone?

Posted by Sven in Colorado at May 8, 2009 01:46 PM

Yup, they were called lamb fries in FUNNY FARM. Chevy Chase ate a bunch of 'em.

Posted by Toluca Nole at May 8, 2009 04:28 PM

Sven: here in Iowa, ok, more like where I grew up in SW Iowa had "Rocky Mtn Oyster Fries" all the time. That would be bull testicles to the rest of you...

Posted by Jody at May 8, 2009 08:49 PM

I'm thinking I blog so y'all can entertain me! Good Grief.

Sven and Jodi- I've not had this food of which you speak. I like to try new things, but I'm going to have to pass on that. It's mental, I know. The thought of chewing on some animal's reproductive system though... kind of does a mental skeeve on me. Just sayin'... ;-)

Posted by Bou at May 8, 2009 09:52 PM

If it moos, whinnies, bleats, clucks, breathes, bleeds...i'll skin it, rub it, and throw it on the smoker for at least a try...

Posted by The Friendly Neighborhood Piper at May 8, 2009 11:09 PM