Friday, February 27, 2015

Hot Turtle Bites.....Served Hot!

As promised in this post......

 Here is what we do with the canned turtle!

First I drain all the broth off.....Your dog will love this, or your pigs, or chickens, or whatever....
Please excuse the wadded up tissue.........I'd like to say it wasn't used on my snoot, but that would be a lie....
Then I beat an egg with a little bit of milk......

Then toss the turtle meat in the egg/milk mixture....

Then toss with some seasoned flour......

 Now heat some lard in a cast iron skillet....

You'll notice a bit of funk in the bottom of my skillet....that's because I seldom wash it, and I also reuse lard or bacon grease quite a bit....again, sorry if that offfends, you don't have to do it that way....
And add the floured meat......

Brown on one side......

Then flip and brown on the other side........

Now put in a casserole dish with some hot sauce and butter........

And bake in the oven for just a bit to "set" the sauce.......

Now eat!!  We like it with a little bit of ranch dressing, or blue cheese, or shredded mozzarella...the possibilities are endless and if you don't "do" hot sauce, you could use your favorite barbecue sauce or it's even really good just plain!

Now go catch you a snapping turtle and make you some supper!

Till next time!

God Bless,


  1. Wow, looks good- and I like spicy! Thanks for sharing!

  2. Have you ever tried cooking turtle eggs? We did once when I was in high school. I was fascinated to see that the whites won't solidify or cook up like chicken eggs no matter how long you cook them. But the dog still liked them....

    We have never had turtle meat, but it's good to know. Thanks!


    1. I haven't ever tried cooking the eggs. That is interesting that they don't cook like a bird egg!

  3. Oh wow, these looks AWESOME! I'll bet they'd be good made with rabbit too.....

    Thanks for the recipe! Maybe one of these days we'll get brave and butcher a snapper. :)

    1. Thanks! I think it would be good with rabbit!! Did you cook yours?

  4. Sorry to be a bit on the dense side, but is that real turtle and if so, where would one get it? Out of the sea or off the beach of course, but I find myself intrigued about eating turtle. Here in Europe, or the Uk and France at least, I don't think it is available.....As for your skillet, I also do not wash mine out very often, so it is nice to know that someone else values the tastes which stay in the pan from the previous cook up!

    1. Hi Vera! Not dense at all! Yes it's real turtle. Snapping turtle to be exact. When we fish in the river or the lake, we fish for catfish, using chicken livers for bait. Catfish love liver, and so do snapping turtles, so we catch them on a rod and reel (fishing pole) and then bring them home and process them to eat!

      I feel as if you do lose lots of good flavor if you wash all the "good" out of your skillet!!

      Thanks for commenting!

  5. Sounds like a yummy meal, and your pan just sounds well seasoned

  6. Oh, wow! That looks GOOD! Mmm!
    Thrilled to see you blogging again! :)

    1. Well thank you! Thanks so much for commenting! :)


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