Well, I'll stand up and be counted. I ate my placenta...1/4 of it, a couple of hours after I gave birth. It was prepared stir fried with onions, garlic, green pepper and garlic black bean sauce all over rice. And you know, I hadn't slept all night...ate it at about 5:45 in the a.m. I had transferred to the hospital (came home 2 hours after we arrived) and my house smelled SO GOOD when I got home and I was SOO hungry!! My doula cleaned and prepared the placenta for me. It was chewy...sort of spongy and the flavour was somewhat like organ meat (though not nearly as strong as liver). The texture bothered me the most, so I just sort of chomped it a couple times and swallowed.
I heard about people eating placenta soup way back when I was a teenager...my friends mom was very earthy...and at the time, I was apalled.
However, the idea grew on me, and when I realised it was the only thing I hadn't really tried to prevent PPD, I was all for it.
When I told my mom, she nearly vomited, and my husband swears the reason I'm not full of the blues is "all in my head."
But whatever...SO FAR, it has worked. It is a personal decision, that is for sure.
I had thought about drying it, but our friend borrowed our dehydrator, and I wasn't sure I could handle the smell as it dried. Eating it in a stirfry was ok. I'm sure any stir fry recipe would yield a palatable placenta dish.