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       Title: Smothered Muskrat and Onions
  Categories: Canadian, Meats
       Yield: 4 servings
       1    Muskrat                           1/2 c  Flour
       1 tb -Salt                               3 tb Fat
       1 qt -Water; Canadian qt=5 cups          3 lg Onions; sliced
   1 1/2 ts -Salt                               1 c  Sour cream
     1/4 ts Paprika                        
   Skin and clean the muskrat, remove fat, scent glands and white tissue
   inside each leg. Soak muskrat overnight in a weak brine solution of 1 Tbsp
   salt to 1 qt (Imperial qt = 5 cups) water. Drain, disjoint and cut up. Put
   flour, salt & paprika in a paper bag. Add muskrat pieces and shake until
   each piece is well coated. Melt fat in heavy fry pan, add the muskrat
   pieces and saute slowly until browned. When meat is browned, cover with
   onions, sprinkle with salt and pepper and pour the cream over. Cover fry
   pan and simmer for 1 hour. SERVES: 4
   SOURCE: _The Northern Cookbook_, Ministry of Supply and services, Canada