Well… not a whole one. At least not in one sitting. Chez Alain is one of two ‘boucherie chevaline’, or horse meat butchers, on Victor Hugo market in Toulouse. Alain sells every edible slice, chunk and and morsel of equine meat. Hav eyou ever seen horse tongue? It’s rather large. And then there’s the heart. Not to menton the much sought after horse fat. Alors, I’m in one is fun mode what with noodlegirl and the toad heading south to Andorra and I purchase just three horse merguez sausages.
Here they are. A little darker than your bog standard merguez. Don’t look too threatening either.
Although horsemeat is generally pretty pricey these three stubs cost just €1.48. I chose the grill option, served with salad and Colman’s. And they were rather good too. Stronger than your average merguez and not dissimilar to venison. For the ‘live’ verdict you’ll need to check out my twitter – I live twitter pretty much everything I eat these days and the rest of my food thoughts end up on Word of Mouth.