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Eating bunker

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This question has probably been asked a hundred times already, but do people actually eat them? Last week I was fishing and some lady next to me took home a few 5 gallon buckets full of them saying that she eats them. Now that didn’t bother me as much as her letting them sit in the sun for 3 hours to let them get more flavor. Had me gagging just thinking about it.

 

Who in their right mind would eat a bunker?

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7 mins ago, RI: best part of CT said:

Prolly didn’t want to say they were for her 75 cats

No. She said she pickled them and fried them.

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I have seen on more than one occasion people keeping bunker they claimed was for their consumption. One guy even told me he ate them whenever he could "catch" them. This was inner city NY.

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Not a far cry from Pickled Herring.

 

In the book "The Fisheries of Raritan Bay"  the author tells of the local Bunker processor plant canning them and selling in Europe as "Shadene".

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They are delicious on the skillet or smoked. We had them on Sunday night. One of a kind if you prepare them correctly and bleed them. Just like mackerel

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