Print Recipe

Fried Turtle

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Kill turtle by removing head and dress as follows. Dip in boiling water. Remove immediately. 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 the rest of the turtle. Chill overnight.
  2. Dip turtle pieces into milk and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Coat with flour. Add enough vegetable oil to 3/4 cover turtle pieces. Add turtle and cook over medium heat until well browned.
  3. Turn and reduce to low heat; cover and cook for 2 hours or until tender.
  4. Make gravy from pan drippings, if desired.

Contact

Maricopa, Arizona

Always Open!

To our Visitors

We're pleased that you are visiting one of the oldest, most reliable and comprehensive home cooking sites. Recipe Goldmine has been online since April 1999. We hope you enjoy our collection of over 39,000 recipes. Many have contributed to our recipe collections, including our own family, friends, newsletter subscribers, food companies and food organizations.