Free Recipe Fried Cooter (Soft-Shell Turtle)

Recipe Type: Free Main Dish Recipes
Recipe Preparation: simmer
Cooking Temperature:
Recipe Serves: 4

Ingredients for Fried Cooter (Soft-Shell Turtle) Recipe

2 lb Turtle; cut in 2-4 pieces
1/2 c Vinegar
1 ts Salt
1/2 c Flour, all-purpose
1/4 c Milk; plus
1 tb Milk
2 Eggs; separated
2 ts Olive oil; or veg. oil
1/8 ts Salt
Vegetable oil

Fried Cooter (Soft-Shell Turtle) Preparation

Combine turtle, vinegar, and 1 teaspoon salt. Cover with water; simmer 1 hour or until tender. Drain and set aside. Combine flour, milk, egg yolks, olive oil, and 1/8 teaspoon salt; mix well. Beat egg whites until stiff; fold into batter. Dip turtle pieces into batter; fry unti golden brown in deep oil heated to 375 degrees. Drain well on paper towels. SOURCE: Southern Living Magazine, sometime in 1980. Typed for you by Nancy Coleman.

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