I Try It So You Don’t Have To: Fish Eyeball mark December 25, 2012 I Try It So You Don't Have To 3 Comments Christmas Eve is a pretty big deal in my house. With all the delicious food around I wasn’t sure I was going to be able to find anything to write about. Suddenly,there it was, staring right at me as I pulled my delicious striped bass from the oven. In the midst of a delicious feast it was time to get to work. I have apparently turned into some kind of pretentious eyeball eating expert over the course of the last few months. I guess once you eat a pig eyeball, all other eyeballs are just a walk in the park. There is a bit of an art to cutting away the inedible hard parts around the eye in order to get to the bits that are actually edible. I had a bit of a struggle preparing this one to eat, I ruptured something and I had to get to it quickly before it got any more disgusting. As a result you can hear the slurping sound as I had to suck out the insides rather than chew on the harder eye socket. Honestly the first taste was pretty good, i’m a bit disappointed that I bit down to find the really odd, hard center of the eye, or at least I assume it was the center. There was a rich, fishy, briny flavor that I was really liking. Well I liked it until I bit down on the disgusting chalky hard interior. I really could not bring myself to swallow it. It was getting stuck in my molars like a horrible fish jolly rancher. I think maybe a smaller eye would be much better as I am guessing it would not have as much of a hard middle, or maybe you are just supposed to slurp out the tasty fish jelly without biting down. Sometimes when you go into a tasting blind your technique can be flawed. This one goes into the category of “you don’t have to” but I truly did like initial flavor, the texture just killed it for me. Merry Christmas all, may none of your presents be eyeballs. The following two tabs change content below.BioLatest Posts mark Latest posts by mark (see all) Pizzeria Bianco Review: Is it really the best pizza in America? - December 10, 2013 Truffle Fries Review - December 5, 2013 Breaking News! Jack In The Box to Release Fajita Ranch Melt Sourdough Sandwich - December 3, 2013 3 Responses matt December 26th, 2012 Nasty. Reply Chris H January 11th, 2013 I always remembered, back to 5th grade science class dissection, that most fish have a hard small marble-like ball in their eye. I’m sorry you found it! Reply Mark January 11th, 2013 Not as sorry as I was Chris, that was really unpleasant. No such thing exists in a pig eyeball. Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Name* Email* Website Comment Current ye@r * Leave this field empty Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.