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Fried Muskrat

Russ Myers


A pioneer’s recipe which has survived the ages.


★★★★★ 2 votes

4 servings
1 Hr
1 Hr 30 Min
Pan Fry


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1 muskrat, fully dressed and fat removed
1 C. flour, seasoned with salt and pepper
2 eggs, beaten
2 Tbs. vegetable oil
1/4 C. all-purpose flour
2 C. milk
salt and pepper, to taste

How to Make Fried Muskrat


  • 1Cut muskrat into quarters and soak in salt water for at least 1 hour; rinse and pat dry with a clean cloth. Dip the pieces in prepared egg batter and dust with seasoned flour mixture. Place coated pieces in skillet with hot oil and brown quickly. After pieces are browned, reduce heat and fry slowly for 1 hour. Make a milk gravy in the pan after the fried muskrat is removed and pour it over the meat when served.Milk gravy: Stir in flour until dissolved. Gradually stir in milk. Cook until thick and bubbly. Season with salt and pepper.

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About Fried Muskrat

Course/Dish: Other Main Dishes
Main Ingredient: Wild Game
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Heirloom

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