The addition of pearl barley to turtle soup is considered to be a "must".
You'll find that any way you prepare it, turtle is an exceptionally tasty meal
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Dip into scrambled egg mixture and roll in bread crumbs.
Then turn the heat down to 275 F and let simmer gently with the cover on for 3 hours.
Some turtle catchers and eaters recommend par-boiling before other methods of cooking.