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Fried Turtle

Russ Myers


Turtle can also be par-boiled, with the broth used with the meat and your own personal selection of vegetables to make a stew or soup.
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

Reprinted with permission,
Wisconsin DNR
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Pan Fry


turtle cut into pieces
beaten egg
bread crumbs

How to Make Fried Turtle


  • 1Dry the pieces of turtle which have been cut into small size at the variuos joints.
    Dip into scrambled egg mixture and roll in bread crumbs.
  • 2In a dutch oven , or covered electric frying pan with hot oil covering the bottom at 400 F, sear the turtle so that it is brown on all side.
    Then turn the heat down to 275 F and let simmer gently with the cover on for 3 hours.
  • 3It will melt in your mouth.
    Some turtle catchers and eaters recommend par-boiling before other methods of cooking.

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About Fried Turtle

Main Ingredient: Wild Game
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Heirloom