My cousin and I were talking about foods we like to eat and eventually got to ranking foods based on categories. We focused on animals, and eventually got to making categories like “best 4-legged animal”. “Best” meaning tastiest, of course. this is the start of a multi-part blog post involving the Edible (animal) Kingdom.
We start with a basic one: 4-legged animals.
Honorary Mentions – they’re tasty, they’re good, but they’re not the best.
- deer (venison)
# 3. Lamb
Favorites: gyros, crown rack of lamb
This is one of my favorites because rack of lamb is one of my top experiences with meat. Not only the unique presentation with a round “crown” of frenched lamb ribs, but also the meat was absolutely amazing. I can’t even remember where I had my rack of lamb, I just remember eating the perfectly cooked medium rare medallion.
# 2. Cow (beef)
Favorites: Strip Steak, Hangar Steak, BGR Burger, Pot Roast
The only reason beef isn’t #1 on the list is because although it is a tasty animal, the amount of really “good” beef out there is somewhat slim because of the ubiquitous nature of the meat. There are so many not tasty burgers, steaks, and hot dogs out there, that it almost becomes expected that a fast food burger isn’t going to be a palate pleaser.
And the #1 favorite 4-Legged animal. you may have guessed it already, considering I have blogged about this tasty edible a few times before, but my favorite and yours:
# 1. Pig (pork)
Favorites: bacon, shoulder (boston butt), honey baked ham, baby back ribs, pork chops
Some of my favorite pork dishes include (but are definitely not limited to):
- prosciutto and melon
- pulled pork sandwiches
- baby back ribs
- andouille sausage gumbo
- honey baked ham
- collard greens cooked with ham hocks