So, this man – only known by his Reddit username IncrediblyShinyShart – came up with ‘Happy Taco Tuesday’. Around two years ago, he was seriously hurt in a motorcycle accident and despite a battle, medics were forced to amputate his foot.
The patient then asked to keep it – and after completing some paperwork (adoption papers) he took it home. On July 10th, 2016, just three weeks after the accident, he invited 11 open-minded friends to a special meal. Ten showed up. There was apple strudel, quiche puff pastries, fruit tarts and chocolate cake with gin lemonade punches and mimosas. All led to the main – foot tacos. The man said: ‘So my friends and I always had this joke, If you could try human flesh in an ethical and healthy way, would you. ‘And we always said of course. Well the opportunity came up and I called them on it.
The foot was the marinated overnight and sauteed it with onions, peppers, salt, pepper, and lime juice. ‘It was later served on corn tortillas with a tomato sauce. ‘People think it tastes like pork because in movies we hear it called “long pig.” But that term originated in places like Papua New Guinea, where they eat wild boar.
‘This particular cut was super beefy. It had a very pronounced, beefy flavor to it. The muscle I cut was tough and chewy. It tasted good, but the experience wasn’t the best.’ Rating the meal a solid 6.5 out of 10, he added: ‘It tasted like buffalo, but chewier. Super beefy and little fat. ‘It’s way better than a hot dog or regular burger. Maybe equal with regular bacon, which is pretty decent. ‘But nowhere near as good as butter seared sea scallops or a rare tenderloin seared in oil in a cast iron pan.’