Krissy asks her Monday Morning Question: What is the most unusual thing you have eaten. Her answer, snails.
Snails, yes, ONCE, so I could say that I have. Prepared with enough garlic butter they tasted okay, but the thought of what they were was chilling.
Squid, called calimari, it is edible, but like snails, you'd rather not know.
In the plant world, Avocados, Artichoke, Asparagus. I'm not giving you an alpabetical list, it just happens that they all begin with A.
In the fruit realm, mango, pomegranate, and my all time favorite taste treat, Cumquats. I could eat them my the handful. Sweet peel, and tart fruit on the inside. Red grapefruit and blood oranges aren't very unusual, but are somewhat rare. Tiny Tot canned sardines from the North Sea are rare, and expensive. You eat the whole fish, smaller than a lead pencil. Head and all.
And Grunion. a fish you catch by hand. Nets and scoops not allowed. At certain phases of the moon the high tide washes schools of grunion onto the southern California beach to spawn. You are allowed to catch as many as you can... by hand. You have the lenth of time between one wave and the next. Yes, you get wet, and no, you dont get many. Like tiny tot sardines, you fry em and eat 'em whole. They have laid their eggs by the time you grab them so you are not upsetting the balance of nature. Besides you have to be lucky enough to be on the right beach at the right time. Many young lovers have gone on a sucessful "grunion hunt" and come home happy, wet, and sandy, having never seen a fish.
Paula in comment below says she has eaten deer and wild hog. That is pretty unusual.
Venison is pretty rare. someone gave us a side of deer, all frozen and wrapped. We ate none so put it out for trash man, who recovered it and took it home. Enough for weeks. Wild hog sounds interesting, too. Have heard of folks who eat Bear, and Possum, and Coon. I guess people in general will eat anything that doesn't eat them. And some things who do... like shark. Japanese eat dolphins and whales... in such quantities that the species are endangered.
And for some really bizarre entrees, read all the comments below. Thanks folks.