French Fried Skunk

READY IN: 1hr 20mins
Recipe by Iowahorse

Not for everyone, but good.

Top Review by IAteMyGluestick

I served this to my in laws last weekend. I did, however, make a couple of minor changes to the recipe. I did not wash the skunk or remove the scent glands, as I wanted it to be very fragrant. The "scum that rises to the surface" in step 6 was reserved and ladeled over their portions as gravy. I had to make this outside, so it was served cold, but they didn't seem to mind. I served it with a side of compost. I think they liked it, they smiled and said yummy. Thanks for the recipe!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 skunks, skinned and cleaned
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • water, to cover
  • 2 cups bear fat or 2 cups lard
  • 2 egg yolks, beaten
  • 3 cups milk or 3 cups cream
  • 1 12 cups flour
  • 12 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons baking powder


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

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