Recipes for Cooking Muskrat

How the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service came to publish a muskrat meat cookbook:

The Escanaba Daily Press - Mar 22, 1949

The recipes include Wine-fried Muskrat, Muskrat a la Terrapin, Maryland Shredded Muskrat, Muskrat Salad, Muskrat Pie, Pickled Muskrat, and Stewed Muskrat Liver. However, it doesn't include Cream of Muskrat Casserole, a delicacy that we posted about back in 2013.

You can read or download the full booklet at

A muskrat - via wikipedia

Posted By: Alex - Thu Jun 15, 2017
Category: Animals, Food

I searched for deep fried muskrat, and found an article from 2014 called The Art and Science of Muskrat Cooking, which has quite a lot of interesting information about this delicacy:
Posted by Fritz G in Soudan Level 27 on 06/15/17 at 07:57 AM
I remember mom telling me about shooting, or trapping, and cooking nearly anything that lived just so they could survive during the Great Depression, including squirrels, rabbits, birds and muskrats. I don't recall her describing the flavor or texture of a muskrat.
Posted by KDP in Madill, OK on 06/15/17 at 11:25 AM
Is it as tasty as nutria?
Posted by Virtual in Carnate on 06/15/17 at 06:40 PM
I don't see why not. The Belgians call it water rabbit, and they know a thing or two about good eating. Besides, as a Dutchman living in the polders, anything which destroys this vermin is good news. I'd buy it - it'd probably make a good stew.
Posted by Richard Bos in The Netherlands on 06/20/17 at 04:12 PM

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