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Offline Stalkingfox

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Snapper?
« on: September 07, 2018, 07:17:13 am »
 Well anyone ever cook common snapping turtle, I have one butchered and not really sure how to cook the meat. I've never had turtle, so this needs to happen.
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Offline Pat B

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Re: Snapper?
« Reply #1 on: September 07, 2018, 08:03:14 am »
We used to eat softshell turtles in the Okefenokee Swamp. They had 5 different color meat, from white to real dark. All we did is cut it into small pieces, dredged it in seasoned flour and deep fried it, usually along the Swanee River. Can't go wrong with deep fried anything.  :OK
 It might be good stewed or in soup, also.
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Re: Snapper?
« Reply #2 on: September 07, 2018, 08:38:32 am »
Thanks PB!! will try for the fryer. It's not the cleanest river so, maybe boil first?
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Offline Hawkdancer

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« Reply #3 on: September 07, 2018, 11:18:43 am »
Turtle soup, from "The Art of American Indian Cooking"

1 lb. turtle meat
2 scallions w/tops, washed sliced
2 1/2  quarts  water
1 pkg (4.5 gym) beef broth
1/2 tsp salt

Simmer meat and scallion in 1 1/2 arts of the water gently for 2 hours, remove and dice meat.  Return to the broth, add beef broth and salt - simmer additional 2 hours.  Serve hot.  You can probably add any other soup type stuff you like.  There might also be a good Cajun recipe out there

I think this recipe is modernized, as the Indians probably did not have beef broth.  I have not tested this recipe.  Might help to soak the meat overnight in spring water if you think it is too gamey.
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Offline KHalverson

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Re: Snapper?
« Reply #4 on: September 07, 2018, 06:27:18 pm »
pressure cook till tender bread then deep fry.
very good eating.
now I done flung me a craving for some turtle.

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Re: Snapper?
« Reply #5 on: September 07, 2018, 07:20:08 pm »
I'd send some to ya if I knew it would keep!!
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