Bert Christensen's Weird & Different Recipes
Texas Rattlesnake
Yield: 2 servings

1 Rattlesnake

1. Find and capture a Western Diamondback Rattlesnake.
2. Kill, skin and remove entrails.
3. Cut into edible portions.
4. Make a batter of flour, cracker meal, salt, pepper and garlic powder.
5. Roll your snake portions in the batter.
6. Fry in deep fat, heated to a temperature that will ignite a floating wooden match.
7. Fry until meat is a golden brown.
8. Eat it!!

This recipe comes from the Sweetwater, Texas, Chamber of Commerce. The Sweetwater Jaycee's 'World's Largest Rattlesnake Roundup' is held each year in March and hundreds of pounds of rattlesnake meat is cooked and served by Chief Chef Corkey Frazier."

John R. Frazier writes

Corkey is my Dad, and I starting
participating in the Cook-Shack as a young boy.
I would be happy to field any questions you might get.
Rattlesnake meat is very good . There are a number of ways to cook it,
depending on your situation.
Corkey says he may sit down and write the best recipe, if he finds the

You can contact John at

Collected by Bert Christensen
Toronto, Ontario