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How did the Mountain Men cook beaver tails?

Vaughn Cosand

Flagstaff, Arizona

While the main diet of the Mountain Man was meat, it usually wasn’t beaver. Still, roasted beaver tail was considered a delicacy. Not so the rest of the beaver; the cook threw the rest of the carcass to the animals.

 

Fried Beaver Tail

2 Beaver tails

14 t. Garlic Powder

12 c. Vinegar

14 c. Butter

1 T. Salt

14 c. Sherry or cooking wine

2 t. Soda

1 t. Dry mustard

14 c. Flour

1 t. Sugar

12 t. Salt

1 T. Worcestershire sauce

 

Strip the beaver tails, clean thoroughly in a solution of salt water. Let soak overnight in cold water to cover, adding a half cup vinegar and 1 tablespoon salt to water.

The next day, remove from the brine, wash, then cover with solution of 2 teaspoons soda to 2 quarts water. Bring to a boil,...

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