Now THAT'S A Snake!
This rattler was killed at the old Turkey Creek gas plant located just South of the Alibates Turnoff on Highway 136, South of Fritch Texas.
Be careful out there!
~ 1 Nine foot skinned & cleaned western diamondback rattlesnake, cut in 3" to 4" pieces
~ drippings of 20 slices of bacon
~ one cup oil
~ 3/4 lb. cooked ham, diced
~ 8 cups milk
~ 4 tbs brewed coffee
~ 2 cups flour
~ biscuits or toast
~ salt and pepper
~ tabasco sauce, optional
In a cast iron skillet, fry the bacon. Remove bacon and drain on paper towels. Reserve drippings.
Add the oil to the drippings. Flour rattlesnake and fry over medium heat until golden brown.
Remove each piece as it becomes done and drain on paper towels.
Drain off the oil and drippings reserving 4 tbs. Add 4 tbs of flour. Stir and scrape bottom of the skillet to remove any browned stuck pieces.
Add the ham, coffee and milk. Stir until bubbly. If too thick add water, coffee or milk a tablespoon at a time.
Serve the rattlesnake with biscuits or toast and the ham gravy.
Salt and pepper and/or season with tabasco sauce to taste.