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Fried Beaver Tail

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Category: Canadian

 Ingredients List

  • 2 Beaver tails
  • 1/2 c Vinegar
  • 1 tb Salt
  • 2 ts Soda
  • 1/4 c Flour
  • 1/2 ts Salt
  • 1/4 ts Pepper
  • 1/4 c Butter
  • 1/4 c Sherry or cooking wine
  • 1 ts Dry mustard
  • 1 ts Sugar
  • 1 tb Worcestershire sauce


1. Skin beaver tails, clean thoroughly and wash well in a solution of salt
water. Let soak overnight in cold water to cover, adding 1/2 cup
vinegar and 1 tablespoon salt to water.

2. The next day, remove from the brine, wash, then cover with solution of
2 teasoons soda to 2 quarts water. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and
simmer 10 minutes. Drain.

3. Dredge beaver tails in seasoned flour.

4. Melt butter in heavy fry pan and saute tails at low heat until tender.

5. Mix wine with mustard, sugar, garlic powder and Worcestershire sauce.

6. Add to beaver tails and simmer gently for 10 minutes, basting

From "Northern Cookbook" edited by Eleanor A. Ellis, Indian Affairs and
Northern Development, Ottawa 1973.

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