Fried Beaver Tail

  • 2 Beaver tails
  • 1/2 cup vinegar
  • 1 tbsp. Salt
  • 2 tsp. soda
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1/2 tsp. Salt
  • 1/4 tsp. pepper
  • 1/4 cup Butter
  • 1/4 cup sherry or cooking wine
  • 1 tsp. dry mustard
  • 1 tbsp. worcestershire sauce

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.

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.

Dredge beaver tails in seasoned flour.

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

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

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

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