|Bacon drippings||2 Tablespoon|
Skin and clean beaver, removing kernels in small of back, under forelegs and between rib and shoulder.
Trim off excess fat.
Dress as for rabbit.
Brown bea- ver in bacon drippings in Dutch oven, adding salt and pepper to taste.
Bake at 350 degrees for 2 hours and 30 minutes to 3 hours or until tender.
Blend flour and 1/2 cup water to- gether.
Add flour mixture and bay leaf to pan drip- pings.
Cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until gravy is thickened.
Remove bay leaf; add chervil.
Serve gravy over beaver.