By Mirj on July 26, 2003
"Not a joke, this is an actual recipe. My kids went to a Bedouin camp exhibit and everyone got a copy of this recipes(although not everyone got a taste). My translation into English. Who knows, next time you want to have a "different" type of barbeque, why not go for it?"
Serving Size: 1 (4580 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 100
"I've seen a similar recipe - for elephant stew! Hare in my entree? No thanks! But then, I rarely turn down an invitation to dinner!"
"Guess what! A recipe like this really was printed in a cookbook. II found it on snopes.com (a wonderful website dedicated to disproving/proving urban legends). Enter "stuffed camel" in the search bar. Very interesting reading!"
"I think this may be real and not a joke!!"
"Steamed the camel 4hrs in 72Â°C and the lamb 3hrs. The chickens need more time and higher temperature. Afer this the camel only needed 10hrs on the grill. For serving we took the camel of the spear and put the lamb back on. That way the lamb was for second servings and had by that time also gotten a crispy surface. We also had a small grill for giving some extra heat to eventual red meat we found, and thats a good advice for others trying this recipe. In adittion we stuck cloves from 30 garlics into the lamb and camel. A real good dinner."
"HAHHA is this the middle eastern version of Turducken?"
"You forgot the rabbits , should contain 2! You know it is not a home cooked meal unless it has a lttle hare in it !LOL!!! I had seen this before."
"I posted this same "joke" recipe into the Elk Ladies of "518" Nevada City, CA Volumn III cookbook back during the First Gulf War. But think if anyone has a son or daughter serving in this current war or any in the Middle East in the future should send it to them. Who knows if they feed our kids like President Johnson did our boys during Viet Nam, Camel might just be all they have to eat for 21 days."
"Here in the US, camel is difficult to come by. We finally located a camel source in the Mohave Desert. When we cooked this, we found the meats did not cook through sufficiently. Any suggestions? ROFL very funny recipe. "
"What do you do for the camel's osysters?"
"tried this one last week for sunday lunch with the relatives and it was great. will be eating leftovers for a long time to come. speak to my mate ali abu at the cairo market if you have trouble getting hold of a whole lamb. mmmmnnn tasty!!"
"Joke or not this IS very funny! Chef #176395 needs to lighten up - I doubt he/she actually TRIED this recipe, so a comment only with no stars is more appropriate. Thanks Mirj for posting."
"ya right, not a joke. It's one of the oldest ones in the book"