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Old 03-13-2005, 03:52 PM   #1
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Smothered Muskrat and Onions

SMOTHERED MUSKRAT AND ONIONS



1 muskrat (dressed & disjointed)
1 1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. paprika
1/2 cup flour
3 tbsp. fat
3 large onions
1 cup sour cream
Soak muskrat overnight in salted water (1 tbsp. salt to 1 qt. water). Season with 1 tsp. salt and paprika, roll in flour, and fry in fat until browned. Cover muskrat with onions, sprinkle onions with 1/2 tsp. salt. Pour in the cream. Cover skillet tightly and simmer for 1 hour. Serves 4.

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Old 03-13-2005, 10:50 PM   #2
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That sounds good, Bang.

I assume the onions are just sliced in rounds.

Have been looking for muskrats here in Virginia, but as much as my neighbors say they are all over the place, darned if I can find one.:p

Guess it would work fine with bunny though.
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Old 03-14-2005, 11:38 AM   #3
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Ummm...what's a muskrat?:? I've heard of them but I have no clue what they look like.
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Old 03-14-2005, 11:41 AM   #4
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Hope this helps. muskrat
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Old 03-14-2005, 11:42 AM   #5
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Ummm...what's a muskrat?:?
Nothing I'd like to eat, that's for sure!
http://www.holoweb.com/cannon/muskrat.htm

They're kind of cute.
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Old 03-14-2005, 11:43 AM   #6
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Muskrat Meat Loaf

MUSKRAT MEAT LOAF

1 1/2 lbs. ground muskrat
Water
1/4 tsp. thyme
1 tsp. salt
2 beaten eggs
1 tsp. Worcestershire Sauce
1/3 cup dry crumbs
1/4 tsp. pepper
1 cup evaporated milk
1/4 minced or grated onion

Soak muskrat overnight in salted water (1 tbsp. salt to 1 qt. water). Drain, remove meat from bones, and grind. Mix ground meat thoroughly with other ingredients. Place in meat loaf dish. Place dish in pan containing hot water. Bake in moderate oven (350 degrees) for 1 1/4 - 2 hours. Serves 6-8.
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Old 03-14-2005, 11:47 AM   #7
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OK, thanks! That helps a lot! Yeah PA, they are kinda cute.
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Old 03-14-2005, 01:20 PM   #8
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BAKED STUFFED MUSKRAT WITH CARROTS



1 muskrat
3 med. potatoes
2 tbsp. butter
1 1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
1 tsp. dried summer savory
1 cup finely chopped celery
2 large carrots
3 slices bacon

Clean and soak muskrat overnight in salted water (1 tbsp. salt to 1 qt. water). Cook potatoes and mash potatoes with the butter, season with 1/2 tsp. salt, 1/8 tsp. pepper, savory, and celery. Fill the muskrat with this stuffing and sew it up. Rub muskrat with 1 tsp. salt and 1/8 tsp pepper. Place on a rack in a roasting pan witht he legs tied under the body. Place two large quartered carrots on the rack beside the muskrat. Place bacon on the back. Bake in a hot oven (400 degrees F). After 10 minutes, pour two cups of hot water over the body and continue cooking for 45 minutes. Remove bacon the last 10 minutes to brown the back. Serves 4.
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Old 03-15-2005, 05:53 PM   #9
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Dont think I will be eating one anytime soon but Im curious.
What do they taste like?:)
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Old 03-15-2005, 05:57 PM   #10
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Muskrat tastes like muskrat.


Muskrat flesh is fine-grained, dark red, and tender. Most connoisseurs agree that the flavor is improved by soaking overnight in a solution of 1 tbsp. salt to 1 qt. water. If the gamy taste is objectionable, soaking in the salt solution or in a weak vinegar solution--1 cup vinegar to 1 qt. water--will reduce the intensity of the taste.


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