1Kill turtle by removing its head and dress as follows. dip in boiling water remove immediatly. Straighten legs, tail, and neck, one at a time, and scrape off excess skin with sharp knife. Remove lower shell with knife and cut off legs, neck, and tail, and reserve. discard rest of turtle. chill overnight. Dip turtle pieces in milk and sprinkle with salt and pepper. coat with flour. add enough cooking oil to cover 3/4 turtle pieces. add turtle and cook over med heat until well browned. turn and reduce to low heat; cover and cook 2 hrs or until tender.