WARNING - IF YOU HAVE A PET SNAKE LOOK AWAY NOW!
The quest continues! The back story to this question is: My friend is competing in a competition, the main ingredient should be lizard, however I pointed out to her that some people didn't like talking about lizard. I suggested snake, yes, she can cook snake, and be judged on that, as there will be other snake dishes being offered.
Now, I've eaten snake, and found it quite palatable, but I have never personally cooked one.
I asked what equipment they will have access to: BBQ grill, oven, broiler, hot plate for pans. I asked if there were any other requirements as per the ingredients - no she can use what ever she like.
I found this recipe for fried rattlesnake with ham gravy particularly interesting, but am struggling with the coffee bit in it. Not quite sure why it calls for that, and to my mind sounds wrong - so the question is: what can she substitute for coffee in this recipe and what does the coffee achieve?