WILD GAME Recipes

 

FRIED COOTER (SOFTSHELLED TURTLE)

 

INGREDIENTS:

2 lbs. turtle meat, cut into 2-4 inch pieces
1/2 cup vinegar
1 tsp. salt
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup plus 1 tbsp. milk
2 eggs, separated
2 tsp. olive or vegetable oil
1/8 tsp. salt
Vegetable oil

Directions:

Combine turtle, vinegar, and 1 tsp. salt. Cover with water; simmer 1 hour or until tender. Drain and set aside. Combine flour, milk, egg yolks, olive oil, and 1/8 tsp. salt; mix well. Beat egg whites until stiff; fold into batter. Dip turtle pieces into batter; fry until golden brown in deep oil heated to 375 degrees F. Drain well on paper towels. Yield: 4-6 servings.

 

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