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Re: Eating muskrat. [Re: Sprung&Rusty] #6721634
01/08/20 09:26 PM
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I have eaten muskrat and beaver when I was in my teens, and enjoyed muskrat much more than beaver.
Don't have rats here, but plenty of beaver.
No beav, for me. If I could catch muskrat, I would definatly eat them.

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Re: Eating muskrat. [Re: Sprung&Rusty] #6721667
01/08/20 09:54 PM
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Haven't for a good while but when I did, it tasted like a typical non-grain eating puddle duck--- all that stuff has a hint of liver taste to it in my opinion. I think a guy could swamp out duck meat in most duck recipes and most people wouldn't miss a beat.


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Re: Eating muskrat. [Re: Sprung&Rusty] #6721681
01/08/20 10:07 PM
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I have eaten a lot of them... the secret is to cut the glands out of usually under front legs and another under the flap of skin in the hind legs. The second thing is when you par boil them, make sure they are well covered with water, when they become tender slowly pour the water off of them so any dissolved fat and bad tasting stuff is poured off of the meat. Then I take them out of the pot and rinse them in tepid water, roll them in flour with salt and pepper and slow fry them till brown. Remove the meat from the skillet and make a gravy from the flour and juice (water) left in the skillet. They remind me a lot of squirrel and I grew up eating squirrel.

Garry-


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Re: Eating muskrat. [Re: Sprung&Rusty] #6721686
01/08/20 10:14 PM
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Not to hijack the thread but has anyone made sausage out of muskrat?

Chris


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Re: Eating muskrat. [Re: Sprung&Rusty] #6721772
01/09/20 12:11 AM
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Have smoked many pairs of m'rat hams and they are delicious, also BBQ'd. Only thing I don't really like about it is the texture is a little soft and grainy(towards liver texture IMO). It is a very rich flavor and best limited


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Re: Eating muskrat. [Re: Sprung&Rusty] #6721775
01/09/20 12:13 AM
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Fried muskrat and cramper is very good.

Re: Eating muskrat. [Re: Sprung&Rusty] #6721776
01/09/20 12:15 AM
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muskrat is very good as is beaver also.


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Re: Eating muskrat. [Re: Sprung&Rusty] #6721788
01/09/20 12:30 AM
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I ate a muskrat once, wasn't too impressed, as was said above kind of reminded me of liver/duck. Beaver is much better imo.
Imo, if you need to bread and fry any kind of red meat or pork to make it palatable it's not worth eating.


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Re: Eating muskrat. [Re: Sprung&Rusty] #6721790
01/09/20 12:37 AM
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We had it a lot when growing up. Marinate the hind quarters in Italian salad dressing over night in the fridge. Put it on the bbq grill the next day. deeee licious.



Re: Eating muskrat. [Re: Sprung&Rusty] #6721860
01/09/20 05:48 AM
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yes both beaver and muskrats , like them both , smile

Re: Eating muskrat. [Re: Actor] #6721862
01/09/20 05:55 AM
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Eastern Shore of Maryland
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Originally Posted by Actor
I have eaten a lot of them... the secret is to cut the glands out of usually under front legs and another under the flap of skin in the hind legs. The second thing is when you par boil them, make sure they are well covered with water, when they become tender slowly pour the water off of them so any dissolved fat and bad tasting stuff is poured off of the meat. Then I take them out of the pot and rinse them in tepid water, roll them in flour with salt and pepper and slow fry them till brown. Remove the meat from the skillet and make a gravy from the flour and juice (water) left in the skillet. They remind me a lot of squirrel and I grew up eating squirrel.

Garry-


It is against the law here to serve muskrats with gravy. It should be everywhere.


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Re: Eating muskrat. [Re: JoMiBru] #6721864
01/09/20 05:58 AM
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Originally Posted by JoMiBru
Yes. Morgan’s got the recipe, darn good!

John


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Re: Eating muskrat. [Re: Sprung&Rusty] #6721960
01/09/20 08:06 AM
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Tastes like CHICKEN
Along with everthing else.


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Re: Eating muskrat. [Re: Sprung&Rusty] #6722005
01/09/20 08:53 AM
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I’ve tasted muskrat twice over a 60 year span. Tastes so bad, it will take me another 60 years to work up the courage to try it a third time. Lol. I’m sure it wasn’t prepared right.

Re: Eating muskrat. [Re: Sprung&Rusty] #6722017
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Muskrat and Beaver are a staple in my fur shed. Cast Iron skillet on the wood stove with butter, salt and pepper saves me from going in the house for dinner on long days when fur gets backed up. I have had many friends stop in when they see the shed light on and try both with no one ever turning down a second helping. I cook muskrat hind legs right on the bone, pick them up and eat like a chicken wing when they are done.

Re: Eating muskrat. [Re: Sprung&Rusty] #6722067
01/09/20 09:40 AM
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Re: Eating muskrat. [Re: albrahal] #6722074
01/09/20 09:53 AM
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Originally Posted by albrahal
Muskrat and Beaver are a staple in my fur shed. Cast Iron skillet on the wood stove with butter, salt and pepper saves me from going in the house for dinner on long days when fur gets backed up. I have had many friends stop in when they see the shed light on and try both with no one ever turning down a second helping. I cook muskrat hind legs right on the bone, pick them up and eat like a chicken wing when they are done.




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Re: Eating muskrat. [Re: Sprung&Rusty] #6722082
01/09/20 10:04 AM
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Love eating them . Par boil for a hour then fry in bacon drippings just enough to brown them with salt pepper to taste and some onions

Re: Eating muskrat. [Re: Sprung&Rusty] #6722085
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Prep is the key remove all glands then soak in saltwater . I like 48 hours before cooking just change water out frequently

Re: Eating muskrat. [Re: Sprung&Rusty] #6722115
01/09/20 10:52 AM
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I'll take Venison over mrat if there was a choice


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