Ingredients

How to make it

  • Place the bats in a large kettle and add water to cover, ginger, onion, garlic and salt.
  • Bring to a boil and cook for 60 minutes.
  • Strain broth into a second kettle.
  • Take the bats, skin them and discard the skin.
  • Remove meat from the bones and return meat, and any of the viscera you fancy, to the broth.
  • Heat.
  • Serve liberally sprinkled with scallions and further seasoned with soy sauce and/or coconut cream.
  • Makes 4 servings.
  • (From "The New York Times Natural Foods Cookbook" by Jean Hewitt (c) 1971, Quadrangle Books, Inc. NY.
  • NOTE: A final word about the Jean Hewitt cookbook. It is now out of print.

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  • lumpy1 5 years ago
    if i was a judge i would order you to go to bat abuse counseling and bat education class and to install a bat house on your garage. and you would thank me later. holly
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  • mystic_river1 5 years ago
    You got my 5, but I decline an invitation to dinner. Good post..love the unusual ones.
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    mishi ate it and said...
    Now this is unusual! Although I wouldn't touch it with a 10 foot pole but you've got my 5 because it's unique ;)
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  • fishtrippin 6 years ago
    And people thought roast turtle was strange? :}
    But seriously, in some places its eat what you've got or starve. And Daddy always said, "Try everything once." Good thing there aren't any fruit bats in South Dakota. Eww.
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    laadeedaa ate it and said...
    Hahahaha... this is too much and I never thought I'd see a recipe such as this one here. I got the biggest charge out of reading Bat Soup. You are hilarious! 5 from me
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  • crainny 6 years ago
    That's what I am talking about... Long live the scary foods of the world!
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    greekgirrrl ate it and said...
    HOLY MOLY, LOR GIRL!! I love it!!LOL
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    luvshk ate it and said...
    Oh, Lor. I could never eat this stuff, coconut milk just does not agree with me!
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  • linebb956 6 years ago
    Great to add some humor to Grouprecipes! ... We can have a cook off with my opossum! LOL
    Keep having fun!
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    sparow64 ate it and said...
    Had to look, cuz I'm a Survivor fan too! They are in Micronesia, and one of the Survivors has eaten a bat soup more than once...but you could see the whole bat in what he ate....ICK! Fun post! Thanks for sharing.
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    robertg ate it and said...
    I wonder how many martini's I'd have to have to try this?
    Love the post...Bob
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    chacha ate it and said...
    Ewwwwwww, I can't imagine but you've got my 5. Like Peepers said, it's certainly original lol
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    peepers ate it and said...
    Who would low ball this recipe? My gosh, I wouldn't eat bat. Nope, I'd never, NEVER eat bat but I'm giving you a 5 for originality. I must say, I'm right there with rml because I LOVE garlic LOL
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    rml ate it and said...
    If it involves garlic, it has to be good! Fun Post
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    pat2me ate it and said...
    Hi, Lor
    Gotta give this a 5 for interesting as well! Some cultures eat things we wouldn't dream of eating!
    Very interesting!
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  • momo_55grandma 6 years ago
    Sorry Lor gotta pass on this one little to rich for me Ha.
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    orangeskipper ate it and said...
    What can I say Lor? I am so honored:) LOL
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  • cabincrazyone 6 years ago
    I'd rather eat a baseball bat.
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  • lipsantos 6 years ago
    Here in Brazil there is a brand of yogurt called BatMilk. Even though it's made of regular cow's milk, the name makes me smile every time I pass it in the grocery store. When I saw the name of this recipe, I just had to take a look and I'm having a good laugh. However, I honestly would never eat bats!
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  • debwin 6 years ago
    where the heck did you find this recipe!! You never know it might not be that bad.
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