A recipe prompt! But, but – foxes? Surely people don’t eat foxes? Oh yes they do. In the case of the Fat Lady Clarissa Dickson Wright, they eat them stewed with chestnut pasta.
Remove guts and skin,
That’s how to begin,
Says Clarissa, when prepping a fox.
Now submerge in a brook.
Do it all by the book!
Nags Clarissa, when cleaning a fox.
In only three days
That smell washes away,
Claims Clarissa, when drying a fox.
And after its bath
I just chop it in half,
Laughs Clarissa, when jointing a fox.
It can taste rather nice
With a touch of allspice,
Winks Clarissa, when cooking a fox.
But the best by a mile
Is Italian style,
Slurps Clarissa, when eating a fox.