Onion Smothered Muskrat
One muskrat, cleaned and quartered
1 + 1/2 teaspoon Salt and Pepper
1/4 teaspoon paprika
1/2 cup flour
3 tablespoon bacon drippings
3 large onions
1 cup sour cream
Soak muskrat overnight in buttermilk to soften meat and remove gamey flavor.
Season with 1 tsp. Salt, pepper and paprika, roll in flour, and saute in bacon fat until browned.
Cover muskrat with onions, sprinkle onions with 1/2 tsp. salt.
Pour in the cream.
Cover skillet tightly and simmer for 1 hour.