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fried rattlesnake

The next time you have to dispatch a rattler, be sure to get the most out of it.

Rattlesnakes can be some of Mother Nature’s biggest nuisances. Southerners have to take them into account whenever doing anything outdoors, especially those in the southwestern states.

When the unthinkable happens and a rattlesnake bites, it can leave a human essentially incapacitated, and even dead if they don’t have a way to get to the hospital.

However, while a bite from a rattlesnake can be fatal, a bite of a rattlesnake can be absolutely delicious.

Many people don’t think to eat rattlesnake meat when they’re forced to dispatch one, but Kent Rollins is here to tell you why you should give southern fried rattlesnake a chance.

Watch the video below:

In this clip, Rollins had been hoping to get his hands on a rattler so he could make a wild-game cooking video, and was lucky enough to get a call from his son, who found one at his home.

As he pointed out, this diamondback was big enough for deep frying, so it sufficed for a tutorial video.

He also talked about various uses for the skin, namely a hat band, which you’ve probably seen on a gas station cowboy hat once or twice.

After cleaning it thoroughly, he let it sit overnight in buttermilk to give it a rich flavor and then covered it with ice.

He then added all-purpose flour, cornmeal, mesquite, cayenne pepper, onion powder, garlic powder, cornstarch and eggs.

And, finally, he deep fried it in peanut oil at about 355 degrees until it was golden brown.

If that doesn’t look good to you, you aren’t eating right.



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