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Discussion in 'Turtle Talk' started by Cherokee, Jul 1, 2007.
Look Whats For Supper:wink::big_smile: 1st one weighed 14 lbs without its head
YUMMY!!! That looks like some good eating. Did you noodle or R&R? Either way,nice catch!!! :big_smile:
Here is a couple more we caught 7 all together on trout lines and deer Meat for bait.
I've never eat a softshell before, but those snappers make for some good eating.
them look like some mighty fine eating....how about ya send a few this way
I've had turtle but never prepared one myself, how do you guys go about preparing them for eating? and how do you cook them?
the way i clean them is to first get it to bite down on a stick and stretch its neck out for the chopping block then i drive a nail through its tail hanging from a fence post to bleed out , with a sharp knife i cut around the under shell and gravity does the gutting process i have found its easiier to skin the legs much like you would a catfish with a pair of needle nose once skinned reach in and twist legs free of top shell same with the neck in my opinion the best eating, i soak overnite in salt water and then prepare much like you would a frying chicken , some would parboil a larger turtle but i have never found them that tough and have eaten turtles 50 lbs or more (alligator snapper) soft shells are usually a lot more tender and not so gamey tasting i guess coming more from creeks an streams then the snappers i have harvested from farm ponds , hope that helps
ok, so basically the legs and neck are the edible portions of the turtle?
there is also some meat under the shell which tradionally is used in making turtle soup from i just never found enough meat there making it worthwhile myself
Friend thgat help me caught them cleaned them all we kept was the legg and neck
The salt water must be an important step, 'cause the one I had, we just cut the legs off cooked 'em over the camp fire and ate them right off the bone. As hungry as I was, it wasn't that good.
yum. that meat under the ribs inside the shell is two white meaT STRIPS. i have a 20 # er im cleaning today.
you sound like survivorman. lol.