In a comment to a recent post at Casa de la Sustancia, Vacuumslayer (who is part of the Axis of VS) asked a guestion about the giant African pouched rats which seem to be invading the U.S.:
Hey, B^4, how would you make that giant rat delicious?
My initial reaction is to treat the giant rat like a guinea pig, and go the Peruvian/Andean route. Of course, rodents probably taste a lot like lagomorphs, so a hasenpfeffer recipe would probably serve well. I imagine that rat is low-fat (how 'bout that?), so I'd avoid roasting it. I'd probably braise it- make a sofritto of onion, carrot, celery, garlic, maybe some green pepper, then add the giant rat, then add some crushed tomatoes and white wine, season to taste, and braise the bejeezus out of it. Perhaps giant rat red curry would be delicious, served over jasmine rice. At any rate, there are bound to be a number of ways to make the beast palatable, should you choose to eat that rat: