Turtle Nuggets

posted by Pat T 10-30-98 12:13 PM

Turtle Nuggets

1 turtle
salt and pepper
1/4 c. oil
2 Tbsp. flour
1 c. flour
1/4 tsp. salt

Beer Batter:
3/4 c. flour
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
3/4 c. beer

Mix all batter ingredients together and allow to set for 1 hour in refrigerator. Cut turtle into strips or nuggets. Drain on paper towel.

Mix 1 cup flour, 1/4 teaspoon salt and pepper. Dip turtle strips or nuggets into this.

Heat 1/4 cup oil in bottom of pressure cooker. Dip floured nuggets into beer batter. Let excess drip off, then place in hot oil until golden brown. Gradually add water. Place cover on cooker. Place indicator weight on vent pipe. Cook 20 minutes at slow rock of weight. Let pressure go down naturally.

Thicken gravy with 2 tablespoons flour if desired. If you don't have a pressure cooker, this could be done in a heavy Dutch oven and cooked until tender. Delicious served with steamed rice.

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