Elephant Stew

Elephant Stew

Have you ever been ask to cook Elephant Stew for your family's dinner? First you think..."where does one buy elephant?" Then you wonder to yourself, "would they like in a casserole, barbecued or boiled." Then when you come to your senses, you look at the child asking for Elephant Stew, smile and tell them they have to provide the elephant and you will be happy to prepare it.

I remember quite a few years ago, my son Alan came home from school one day and ask if we could have elephant Stew for dinner. Well...I (being of quick mind..I thought), told him we'd have to look through my recipes to see if I had one. Of course, knowing I didn't have such a recipe, we searched through my recipes to no avail. He was quite disappointed but not beaten. He said he'd bring one home from school the next day so we could have it for dinner. I replied, "Okay, you bring a recipe home and I'll cook it up." Now I have cooked rabbit, squirrel and venison but I never expected to cook Elephant Stew.

The next day, here he comes with a big smile on his face, carrying a piece of paper. "Here it is", he said holding out the paper. "What?" "The recipe you asked for." Was I ever surprised to see this recipe:

alan hunting for elephant stew

1 elephant
brown gravy
100 bushels of carrots
200 bushels of potatoes
salt and pepper to taste
20 rabbits (optional)

Cut elephant into bite size pieces. This should take about 2 months. Cover with brown gravy. Add carrots and potatoes and cook over kerosene for for about 4 weeks at 475° F.

This will feed 3800. If more are expected add the 20 rabbits. Make sure to use rabbits and not hares, as most people do not like to find hare in their Elephant Stew.

I explained to Alan that I didn't have any elephant in our cupboard or stored in the freezer. So he, being the little hunter that he was, went into his bedroom, pulled out his toy rifle, and went big game hunting in our neighbors field.

Needless to say, the next night we started our Elephant Stew.

Don't care for Elephant Stew, then try some of my delicious Beef recipes by clicking here.

Marine Cpl. Alan M. Kelly

Now that Alan is grown and a hungry U.S. Marine he prefers beef and so may you, so here are some of my beef recipes that I want to share

Pot Roast
Swiss Steak
Beef Stroganoff
Corned Beef with Apricot Glaze

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