12 dishes made from beaver

12 delicious treats from The Canadian Beaver Book

North American Beaver/Chuck Szmurlo

North American Beaver/Chuck Szmurlo

The Canadian Beaver Book, published in 1991, had everything you’d ever want to know about beavers in it, including how to cook them.

1. Beaver ’n batter: thin slices fried with bacon drippings

2. Barbecue beaver: with your favourite sauce

3. Beaver and onions: with onions and bacon

4. Beaver tail soup: cubed, and boiled with spices, onions, celery and carrots

5. Beaver burgers: ground with bacon, onion, eggs and breadcrumbs, fried in patties

6. Beaver liver and pancakes: soaked overnight and fried quickly

7. Beaver and beans: boiled, then sliced and fried with beans

8. Beaver meatloaf: burger recipe with tomato soup, cooked in the oven

9. Boiled beaver: with carrots and onions

10. Beaver in sour cream: fried beaver pieces baked in sour-cream sauce

11. Baked beaver cutlets on beans: brown cutlets baked on top of beans, covered with mustard, ketchup, brown sugar and onions

12. Deep-fried beaver bites: strictly Canadian

Originally published in Maclean’s Book of Lists, Volume 2 (2013)

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