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Why Would You Eat That? : Jellied Eels aka Unagi's Evil Twin - Why Would You Eat That?

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Published on May 17, 2013

The British have not been known for their food and this week on Why Would You Eat That? Michael Truly and the gang find out one of the reasons why - jellied eel. This slimy friend is sliced up and boiled in its own juices until it turns into jello. Yupp, eels cooked up and floating in jello. Delish... Subscribe for more bizarre foods: http://goo.gl/Z7lbS

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Jellied eel is a traditional English dish that came into the world in the 18th century. Most notably, it started becoming popular in the East End of London. It's pretty simple to make: you take some eels out of the river, you chop them up into little discs, you boil them in a spiced stock, and you let it cool until the natural gelatinous stuff in eels solidifies it into a lovely jelly mold. Mmmm! Coagulated eel juices! Bill Cosby would be proud! In honor of Georgia's birthday, Truly and Lagarce invited everyone aboard a boat but only Katie and Fearless Mike came to enjoy the festivities. This did give us a chance to play "Eat the Eels like Georgia!" in honor of her getting a year older.

Have you ever tried jellied eels? What did you think? Tell us in the comments below!

On Why Would You Eat That? we scour the globe for the most bizarre foods and explain why anyone would be crazy enough to eat them. You'll be shocked to see how one man's trash can actually be another man's delicacy. Don't forget to subscribe to Tasted for a new episode of Why Would You Eat That? every Friday!

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