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Fried Cooter (Soft-Shell Turtle)

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Category: Main Dish

 Ingredients List

  • 2 lb Turtle; cut in 2-4" pieces
  • 1/2 c Vinegar
  • 1 ts Salt
  • 1/2 c Flour, all-purpose
  • 1/4 c Milk; plus
  • 1 tb Milk
  • 2 Eggs; separated
  • 2 ts Olive oil; or veg. oil
  • 1/8 ts Salt
  • Vegetable oil


Combine turtle, vinegar, and 1 teaspoon salt. Cover with water; simmer 1
hour or until tender. Drain and set aside.

Combine flour, milk, egg yolks, olive oil, and 1/8 teaspoon salt; mix well.
Beat egg whites until stiff; fold into batter.

Dip turtle pieces into batter; fry unti golden brown in deep oil heated to
375 degrees. Drain well on paper towels.

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