Tabby Hasenpfeffer
( Het dakkonijn van Papendrecht )

Mieke Van Dalen van Nederland zegt de
Katten van Devon Rex bijzonder heerlijk zijn!

People who are jealous of my numerous talents and accomplishments, have often commented upon the fact that I don't like cats. To these lie and falsehood mongers, I retort with a resounding, unequivocal, Phuiii!!! Nothing could be further from the truth...I love cats!! I have taken in many a homeless cat, and sheltered the poor little beastie from the cruelties of the street and alley. You can too!!!

The next time you find a little puss-in-boots mewing at your door, or some pushy, officious neighbor decides you would be a WONDERFUL foster parent to an orphaned member of local feline society, gather and prepare the following:

   3 cups water,
   1 cup vinegar,
   1/3 cup sugar,
   1 medium onion, sliced, (1/2 cup),
   1 teaspoon mixed pickling spices,
   2 Teaspoons salt, 
   1/4 teaspoon pepper,
   1 cat, cut up, (dispose of heads and paws 
                           before guest arrive),
     as well as,

   1/4 cup all-purpose flour,
   2 tablespoons cooking oil,
   2 tablespoons cold water,  and,
   1 tablespoon all purpose flour.

In a large bowl make a marinade by combining the 3 cups water, vinegar, sugar, onion, pickling spices, 2 teaspoons salt, and, 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Mix the ingredients well, then add the kitty-cat pieces and refrigerate, for 2 days. After the two days of refrigeration, remove tabby from the marinade and pat dry. Set aside the onion slices and 1 cup of the marinade.

In a plasic bag, shake cat pieces in the 1/4 cup flour to coat. In a ten inch skillet, slowly brown cat in hot oil. Pour reserved marinade and onions over cat. Cover, and simmer about 35 minutes or until the meat is tender. Remove cat and onions to a serving platter; keep warm.

Measure pan juices and add water if necessary to make one cup liquid; return the liquid to the skillet. In a separate container, stir together two tablespoons cold water and 1 tablespoon flour, then stir this mixture into pan juices. Cook and stir pan mixture until bubbly, then cook and stir 1 to 2 minutes more. Pour mixture into a gravy boat and serve with platter of cooked tabby. Serves 4.

From: IN%""

As a cat lover, I find the reference to cat being used as a main dish unappealing; I do not find it humorous in the least. It would be different if the "cat" was road kill, it would be a better use for the cat than pothole filler. I do volunteer work for the local ASPCA and they suggest that you don't eat stray cats as to you don't know where they have been. It is inhumane to use such skinny kitty's for such a personal selfish purpose.

My husband also helps at the shelter with the cleaning up after skinny kittys. He actually prefers the plump ones however. He adopts them and cooks them in the wok with a nice sesame sauce; this is a favorite of the people from Japan. He learned this recipe while being stationed in Japan for a few years. He likes to par boil it to de-fur it, and then marinate it in Yoshida sauce over night. The meat stays nice and tender and looses that gamey taste. He stir fries vegetables in a sesame oil to coat and keep them firm, and then add the marinated kitty just at the last 5 min. so as not to lose the flavor. For any suggestions that you think may help this recipe please E-mail us at: Thank you for sharing this time with us.

Mrs. Stephanie Von Wesselheimer

From:	IN%"" 

Hi Mike,

This is Mike Loudis in Dallas, TX. I enjoyed your web page and felt compelled to tell you so. I'm glad to see that even though we share the name, our looks do not mirror one another.

One point about your site that really bothers me.... Tabby Hasenpfeffer. The need to eat cats in some cultures may be acceptable, but I find it quite disturbing. I would rather round up all the evils in the world, I'm refering the masses of human beings that are destroying what beautiful world we live in, and make a spicey "pot pie". Not only would we have enough food to feed those in the world who can't feed themselves, but we would also have more land in the world for the inhabitants that use it to sustain and promote life, rather than self-indulgence by creating more highways and taller buildings. I personally would rather see more cats than humans. Just my opinion.....


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