Festy cock

A Festy cock in Scots is a ball of extra finely ground meal, wetted until it could be patted and rolled into a round shape, then roasted in the hot ashes from a mill kiln. It is eaten as a substitute for the cockerel and also at Shrovetide.Gauldie, Enid (1981). The Scottish Miller 1700 - 1900. Pub. John Donald. ISBN 0-85976-067-7.] The last day before Lent.

According to the "Milwaukee Journal Sentinel":

The Scots have a tradition...They prepare a ball of meat that they cook in the ashes from a kiln and which, for reasons known only to them, they call "festy cock." [http://www.jsonline.com/story/index.aspx?id=713104] "Cajun Spice: Restaurants don't mask their efforts to capture flavor of Mardi Gras", Special to the "Milwaukee Journal Sentinel" (Posted: Jan. 31, 2008)]

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