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‘Swamp People’ Star — Mmmmm … Rodent Stew

Originally posted Jul 21st 2011 12:30 AM PDT by TMZ Staff

It ain’t your mama’s Southern cookin’ — “Swamp Star” Troy Landry tells TMZ, he’s working on his own little COOKBOOK featuring real backwoods bayou faves … and it includes rodent stew!!!!!

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According to Landry — the guy who basically cooks everything on the show — SEVERAL publishers have already approached him about a book deal since “SP” premiered last year … but he’s still weighing his options.

Landry tells us, he’s currently compiling a master list of all his recipes — which includes his most famous dish called “Nutria Sauce Piquante” … a gumbo made from a semiaquatic rodent called a nutria … basically an over-sized rat.

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Troy says he picked up his recipes while working at his father’s restaurant as a kid — but don’t worry … we’re told the cookbook still has kinda normal things … you know, like deep South chicken (okay, still scary).

As for his dad’s restaurant — it shut down a few years back. Sad? Yes. Surprising? No comment.

 

-Forwarded by Becky