Whole Stuffed Camel-Turducken Actually Happens. Who's Hungry?
Recently a link was posted on Reddit about the "largest item on any menu in the world" and it linked to a Wikipedia page that read like this:
sogoodblog.com Actually NOT how you're supposed to stuff a camel.
"a whole stuffed camel is a culinary delicacy composed of a medium-sized camel stuffed with a sheep or a lamb stuffed with other ingredients."
Process that for a minute. I love it that they suggest the lamb or sheep go inside a "medium-sized" camel. A big one is probably too tough and gamey.
There's a Snopes page for their recipe, but I breezed past it because I want to keep this legend alive, and instead went to a Food.com recipe page for specific instructions. The author of the post, Mirj, promises, "Not a joke, this is an actual recipe. My kids went to a Bedouin camp exhibit and everyone got a copy of this recipe."
The Bedouin are a desert-dwelling Arabian people. So, this recipe would be found in any rudimentary, outback, survival guide to the desert, which totally makes sense.
The recipe starts with skinning, trimming and cleaning a camel, lamb and chicken. Then, "Boil to tender."
[Loud annoying buzzer.] How does anyone boil a freaking camel? You have to cook it over an open fire pit. Like this dude.
I wonder if we can special order one of these at Central Market for a company cookout next summer. And then we can all argue about who gets the hump meat.