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Re: Eating muskrat. [Re: HobbieTrapper] #6722123
01/09/20 10:58 AM
01/09/20 10:58 AM
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Newark, Ohio 79 years
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Originally Posted by HobbieTrapper
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.


And why is that ???? You have chicken and gravy, squirrel and gravy, rabbit and gravy, quail, turkey pheasant and every other kind of critter. Is that in the state of Maryland or just in your household?

Oh yes, thanks Paul, I forgot, we soaked it in salt water with some vinegar over night too.

Garry-

Last edited by Actor; 01/09/20 10:58 AM.

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Re: Eating muskrat. [Re: Sprung&Rusty] #6722244
01/09/20 12:23 PM
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Before I retired cooked some up and took to work. Told everyone it was marsh rabbit. They loved it until I told them what it was and then I recieved several new names that not allowed on here. LOL

Re: Eating muskrat. [Re: Sprung&Rusty] #6722280
01/09/20 12:42 PM
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I would have to be In the starvation mode before I would eat them.


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Re: Eating muskrat. [Re: Sprung&Rusty] #6722531
01/09/20 05:43 PM
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My father was a fan of Muskrat, as result, I have eaten many of them. Even made jerky from it. It has been decades since I last cooked one.


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