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Mmmmm ... Rodent Stew

7/21/2011 5:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

It ain't your mama's Southern cookin' -- "Swamp Star" Troy Landry tells TMZ, he's working on his own little COOKBOOK featuring real backwoods bayou faves ... and it includes rodent stew!!!!!


According to Landry -- the guy who basically cooks everything on the show -- SEVERAL publishers have already approached him about a book deal since "SP" premiered last year ... but he's still weighing his options.

Landry tells us, he's currently compiling a master list of all his recipes -- which includes his most famous dish called "Nutria Sauce Piquante" ... a gumbo made from a semiaquatic rodent called a nutria ... basically an over-sized rat.

Troy says he picked up his recipes while working at his father's restaurant as a kid -- but don't worry ... we're told the cookbook still has kinda normal things ... you know, like deep South chicken (okay, still scary).

As for his dad's restaurant -- it shut down a few years back. Sad? Yes. Surprising? No comment.


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1188 days ago


Nutria is common down here, but i've never/will never try it. You can get up to $25 for one of those bad boys lol. But on the real, Duffy's restaurant (his dads) was the best restaurant around (no offense to Landry's seafood). It is still missed to this day! The building is now a Chinese resturaunt. Maybe Troy can buy them out & bring back Duffy's!!!

1188 days ago

sloppy seconds    

this is just gross****! wtf?

1188 days ago


@Just because, are you serious? We're talking about 9-13 foot gators. Do you know how easily they could just pull you out of the boat? It takes strength to hold that rope. And you can't just shoot them. There's a tiny kill spot and you get usually no more than one second to nail it. If you don't then the gator will make all hell break lose and it is VERY dangerous. If you aren't going with someone who knows what they are doing, i would NOT recommend going give it a try. It isn't as easy as it may appear to you..

1188 days ago

bobby smith    

GOD made a mistake when creating this earth..
All living things should be vegetarian, no eating each other and the pain and suffering etc. For those of you who say everything would get over populated... GOD should have reduced the life expectancy on all living things. All vegetarian and all with shorter life cycles.. animals attacking other animals, humans slaughtering animals for food is just not good. GOD you made a mistake!!!

1188 days ago


F!ck animals who eat people... prrrrt

1187 days ago


@Barry, don't forget the french guy who bit a frog's ass and went.. Magnifique!

1187 days ago


Gator's aint bad.......... don't knock it until you've had a good piece of tail.

1187 days ago


dumbest show ever...bunch of uneducated fricking idiot hicks in a boat..

1187 days ago


You have the freedom not to eat meat, I have the freedom to eat meat---GET OVER IT VEGETARIANS AND VEGANS!!!

1187 days ago

some guy    

Dunno... there's too many ways I could go with this story. Think I need more time.

1187 days ago

some guy    

I think I would eat a Nutria.

I was in Louisiana this past Christmas, and took a swamp tour. The guide talked about how Nutria's an invasive species and is destroying the swampland.

Creating a market for Nutria would give people incentive to hunt them down. I think the local govt. is already offering a bounty on these critter.

Dunno... prob have to market these things really hard. Think you could sell them overseas alot easier.

Maybe it could be the "mystery meat" at Panda Express.

1187 days ago


Try a Cuban Dish called "Jutia" its delicious. Or if you prefer "Tasajo" is also great!!!

1187 days ago


On the surface these people are "....a bunch of uneducated frickin idiot hicks..." but I promise you this man(Landry)is no dummy. His speech patter/dialect might be different than most, but if you take the time to listen, you'll hear him say a lot of interesting things. Love the show....I think it's cool to see how other people live.

1187 days ago


Bobby, you are in idiot - The Lord doesn't make mistakes.
Outformorefun, by NO means is Troy Landry an idiot - long before this show started he was doing well on his own. I am originally from 25 miles away from there - while they do show some idiot hicks - those Guist brothers, all the other ones are hard working, good ole boys. They might not have college decrees but they are not dumb or idiots. They have hearts bigger than most and can do more hard work than you or I probably.

1187 days ago
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