Excuse me, is that a lizard in your quesadilla? Tortilla mystery draws concern in OKC

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  1. wfgodot

    wfgodot Former Member

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    More, with video, at the link:

    Reptile-Looking Tortilla Mystery Draws Concern In OKC. (news9.com)
     
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  3. LaborDayRN

    LaborDayRN Well-Known Member

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    hambirg New Member

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    Eh. . .did you see it when they cut it open? It looks like dough to me. It looks like it was imprinted somehow though and that's why it looked reptile like. MOO
     
  5. wishuwerehere

    wishuwerehere New Member

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    If only it was fried...

    From vintage Gourmet (October, 1949):

    Fried Lizard

    First, literally catch your lizard. Read on and you will understand why we resort to this overused phrase. The rough skinned, vegetarian lizards are your prey for the pan, never the smooth-skinned kind that eat insects. They are generally found in old hollow arborvitae trees, or in Panamanian kitchens. Mexian and Central American hunters cut a hole high up in the trunk and another lower down, and if the little reptile cannot be stirred out with a stick thrust in from the top, a few hot coals dropped down in make him pop out of the bottom hole. He is seized and kept alive until the cook is ready for him.

    After skinning the lizard, dress and cut up the meat. Marinate it in sour orange juice, or in sweet orange juice acidulated with lemon juice. Add 1 teaspoon whole peppers and a dash nutmeg. After 3 hours, drain and wipe the meat dry. Season with salt, dip in beaten egg and in fine bread crumbs, and fry in deep, hot fat. Or it may be sautéed butter until it is brown and tender.
     
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    cuffem Well-Known Member

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    The company said it looks like dried dough from a previous production run mixed with the fresh.It is funny how it is ingrained in us to automatically think if something looks off with our food it is an animal/insect or body part.
     
  7. BetteDavisEyes

    BetteDavisEyes All the boys think she's a spy...

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    No, thanks. I'm trying to cut down on lizard. :D
     

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