This article is from the 20th Century Appetizer Recipes, with numerous contributions by known and also anonymous authors
Beaver Tail This tid-bit of the old time trappers will be tasted by few of the younger generation. Broil the beaver tail over hot coals for a few minutes (or in one of those new electric ovens). The rough scaly hide will blister and come off, leaving the tail clean, white and solid. Then roast or boil until tender. This is considered very strengthening food (use only young beaver). For a special treat, cool, souse in vinegar, add raw onion rings, salt and pepper to taste.