Bert Christensen's Weird & Different Recipes
French Fried Skunk
2 skunks. skinned and cleaned
1 tbsp. salt
Water to cover
2 cups bear fat or lard
2 egg yolks, beaten
3 cups milk or cream
1-1/2 cups flour
1/2 tsp salt
2 tbsp baking powder

Clean and wash the skunks, making sure the scent glands are removed.
Cut into small serving size pieces.
Put a soup kettle on the stove and add the meat.
Cover with cold water and bring to a boil over high heat.
Lower the heat and boil until the meat is tender, about 40 minutes.
Remove all the scum that rises to the surface of the water.
Make a batter by mixing together the egg yolks, milk, flour, salt and baking powder.
Mix real good until the batter is like cake batter.
Heat the bear fat or lard in a deep fryer to about 360 degrees F.
Dip the pieces of skunk in the batter and fry them in the deep fryer til golden brown.
Drain well and serve.

Taken from the cookbook titled "Indian Cookin' "
Compiled by Herb Walker
Copyright 1977 by Baxter Lane Co.
Armarillo Tx. 79105

Sent by:
Mike Buus
Sioux Falls, SD 57103

Collected by Bert Christensen
Toronto, Ontario