Okay, so bear with me here. There’s this guy, who as-yet remains anonymous (probably for the best). He was knocked off his motorcycle so bad once he had to amputate his foot. Having kept said foot, he and his buddies then ATE it.
He was prepared with ‘No sauce, cooked with some lime and onions and peppers.’
‘So the quick and dirty,’ he wrote in a ` AMA. ‘About 2 years ago I was hit on my motorcycle . They salvaged my foot but I would never be able to walk on it. I elected to have it amputated. I asked the doctors to keep it. I signed some papers. I got it back, and with the help of some friends cooked a portion of the tibialis anterior.’
A good start is… why?
In his own words:
So my friends and I always had this joke, If you could try human flesh in an ethical and health way, would you. And we always said of course. Well the opportunity came up and I called them on it
Speaking about who would be eating the flesh he said:
I called folks who might be amenable. It was only about 2-3 oz that I took off the leg so it couldn’t be a big group Plus only people I knew very well
I had one person back out, and it’s totally understandable. I think there was a lot of “wait really” Kinda hoping that I’m joking But it was all happy people who showed up that day Lots of dark jokes.
There were some people very dear to me there, who supported me through that time and who’s friendship I will cherish.
10 of my friends joined in for a brunch. Only the foot was damaged, but with below the knee amputations they want to do it higher up so there is a balance between having enough stump to make for a good lever and having enough room beneath for prosthetic equipment. If they amputated low it would make it difficult to put good hardware underneath.
As for how he tasted when it was all said and done:
On this scale I would give it a solid 6.5, but keep in mind that I have had a lot of good food. So it’s way better than a hot dog or regular burger. Maybe equal with regular bacon, which is pretty decent. But no where near as good as butter seared sea scallops or a rare sous vide tenderloin seared in grape seed oil in a cast iron pan.
It was from a healthy part of the amputation, Im a healthy person, waste not want not, and they [my friends] all consented. As far as I know they are all still cool with it. It’s a fun weird thing.
Okay, so if you’re reading this you might be thinking ‘Uhmmm, bro. Where’s the foot pictures?’ Well, if you wanna ruin your day like I did mine then be my guest and check them out right here.
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