If you have never eaten the meat of a snapping then you are probably in an overwhelming majority of Americans. It was never served as table fare in my family home. Snapping turtle is said to have a unique similarity of flavors of a variety of meats. Some say it contains the flavors of seven different meats. Well one day I caught my first snapping turtle on a catfish jug on the lake at my old Kentucky home. My curiosity of the rumors of the similar flavors enticed me to slaughter the turtle so I might dress it for the stew pot. The second thing I did after I shot the turtle in the head was to call one of my friends to ask him how to dress it. After I got his advice I commenced to follow his instructions:
#1 Take a stick and put it in the mouth of the turtle. (The dead turtle will lock its jaws on the stick and not let go. This prevents the turtle from biting you while you continue to butcher it.)
#2 Get a hammer, two nails and a wooden board.
#3 Turn the turtle on its back and put one nail through the throat and another tail through the tail. (This keeps the turtle intact while you butcher it.)
#4 Take a Rambo knife and separate the lower shell from the upper shell.
#5 Everything that looks like viscera should be removed. (It may be difficult to tell what are viscera and what is meat because it may all appear to be viscera.)
#6 Everything that looks like meat should be cut loose from the shell.
#7 Take a hatchet and chop the feet and head from the legs and neck.
#8 Take a knife and remove the inner tenderloin from the vertebra cage along the inside of the upper shell. (You will have a strip of white meat that is approximately 5 inches long and a half an inch wide. This is said to be the very best part of the turtle.
My efforts to butcher my first snapping turtle were an overwhelming success. I lost not a finger or a thumb. I put the meat into a crock pot and added some spices and seasoning ant let it simmer on low for six hours. When I sat down to eat snapping turtle I began with some of the red meat. It tasted remarkably similar to rabbit. Another portion of the meat tasted like frog legs. Another portion of the meat reminded me of bear meat. Overall, most of the meat was likened to fish or frog legs. The tenderloin was fried separately and it tasted almost identical to lobster.
Well if you have never tried snapping turtle then you don’t have to because turtle taste like anything but turtle.
A dead snapping turtle has very dangerious reflexive potential to bite after it is dead. It has been said that if a turtle bites you it won't unlock its jaws until it thunders.
Nailing the turtle to a board is a precaution to disable any reflexive movement.
When I was a kid I was told that frog legs would kick around in the pan when you put them in a skillet of hot grease. I can remember the first time that I saw this happen. It struck me as funny. Frog legs taste like a combination of fish and chicken.
The hair of the bear is as black as the night. But the blood of the beast is as red as its meat.
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