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Squirrel Recipe #7344018
08/31/21 06:30 AM
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Weíre going to be doing a squirrel hunting weekend at our camp next month and I am looking for squirrel cooking recipes


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Re: Squirrel Recipe [Re: vermontster] #7344025
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https://www.themeateater.com/cook/recipes/watch-buffalo-hot-legs-recipe

It's like buffalo chicken wings, but with squirrel. I tried it and loved it. Great to cook for a crowd. Little tougher than a chicken wing but still very good


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Re: Squirrel Recipe [Re: vermontster] #7344048
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I consider it a sin to make squirrel nay other way! LOL
Flour, salt, pepper, quick fry, then oven until done. Side salad, and sweet potato. Oh so good.
I like to taste the meat I eat. Thtas all to much seasoning I simply do not like. Have fun and enjoy!

Re: Squirrel Recipe [Re: vermontster] #7344049
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Fricase or a gravy with taters.

Re: Squirrel Recipe [Re: vermontster] #7344056
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Like bear tracker we pan fry to get the scald on em then we put in bottom of pyrex an make a green bean casserole over the top an finish in the oven or crockpot

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Re: Squirrel Recipe [Re: vermontster] #7344057
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Guess I'm old school.. Pretty much always just parboiled with onion in pot, rolled in flour and pan fried with Salt & Pepper. Only thing I've changed is use pressure cooker now shorten up boil time.

Mac


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Re: Squirrel Recipe [Re: vermontster] #7344095
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I always loved squirrel and dumplings

Re: Squirrel Recipe [Re: salemtrapper] #7344170
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Originally Posted by salemtrapper
I always loved squirrel and dumplings


What I wouldn't give for a pot of Mamaw's squirrel and dumplings!

Re: Squirrel Recipe [Re: vermontster] #7344185
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Salt/cayenne/garlic powder/onion powder on meat.


Thin layer of oil in a good gravy pot. Brown well on medium/medium high.

Add a splash of water and scrape free what stuck on the pot, that makes the gravy good. Add chopped onion, yellow or white plus green onions, bell peppers... wilt them. Donít be stingy, the onions are a big part of the gravy. Add maybe 1Ē of water, and cook down either on stove or oven until tender. Add a little water as needed.


You can shave a potato into it if you want to tone down the pepper or thicken it a bit. Serve over rice, potatoes, toast, etc.

Re: Squirrel Recipe [Re: vermontster] #7344325
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Squirrel pot pie is what we always have.

Re: Squirrel Recipe [Re: vermontster] #7344326
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Brown in skillet with crisco and some bacon grease, salt and pepper, dump a can of mushroom soup over the top. Cover then in the oven for aprox 90 min at 350*, then lay some sweet potatoes on top and along the sides. Return to the oven until sweet potatoes are done and squirrel falls off the bone.

Re: Squirrel Recipe [Re: vermontster] #7344388
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Crock pot cream of mushroom soup stick butter put on before work Ready when you get home

Re: Squirrel Recipe [Re: vermontster] #7344417
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Put in instapot for 20 minutes, then flour, salt, pepper, and fry them up in lard or oil. Tender and good!

Re: Squirrel Recipe [Re: vermontster] #7344434
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Watching.

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Re: Squirrel Recipe [Re: vermontster] #7344441
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the kids really like foil squirrel

1 skinned and cleaned squirrel , 2 sheets heavy duty aluminum foil , a drizzle of oil , some seasoning and a bit of barbecue sauce fold in first foil , flip fold in second foil , roast slowly on the coals or a frill or oven.

easy an each kid can make their own squirrel it is done when you open it and the meat falls off the bones


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Re: Squirrel Recipe [Re: vermontster] #7344447
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fry in lard with salt and pepper in a cast iron skillet


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Re: Squirrel Recipe [Re: vermontster] #7344451
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You guys are making my mouth water with all the great recipes. The season starts tomorrow and i am going to go and hopefully start trying your recipes. Thanks and keep them coming if you have more.


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Re: Squirrel Recipe [Re: vermontster] #7344502
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squirrel and dumplings , I have not had them since I was a kid , I will have them this fall , smile

Re: Squirrel Recipe [Re: vermontster] #7344679
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The boy and I are going this weekend. I'm hoping to try some of your reciepts. Keep em coming.

Re: Squirrel Recipe [Re: vermontster] #7344728
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Ive shared this here before in previous thread, I will paste it again below. If you are camping and cooking outside, this is not only easy, but I promise you will not be disappointed with the results. I used to eat around 50 squirrels a season, and cooked them every which way, and the first time I tried this, I was skeptical. I was so wrong. Best. Ever.
I kearned this watching old silent footage of Potawatomi folks from the 1930ís. A good deal of the footage was cooking for a feast, and they showed squirrels being prepared like this in the first part. I was woefully ignorant of the process, and having cooked lots of squirrels by skinning and then cooking all the various ways I had come across over the years, I just assumed that since the were cooking like this they must not have had kettles to boil in. Well, the footage goes on to show the squirrels being cooked right next to other foods boiling in pots. Scratch that theory. So then I thought, that is going to be like chewing rubber, they must not care!? Well I decided I had to try it, because Iíve been wrong beforeÖ
Here is the copy from an earlier thread:


I highly recommend trying this at least once. It is by far the most delectable way to prepare a squirrel. Iíve done public demonstrations of it, and had seasoned squirrel eaters saying ďno way that will be anything but rubberĒ. 30 minutes later, they say ďthatís the best squirrel Iíve ever eaten, i would never have believed it!Ē Canít always do it though, it requires an open fire and outside only for the first part.
1. Take gutted squirrel, unskinned, DRY (meaning the fur is dry) squirrel and toss in a campfire. Roll it around a bit, then remove and scrape with back of a knife and toss back in a roll or two to burn off stubble. You will see what I mean when you do it.
2. Roast squirrel in the skin. Open fire on a grate, impales on a stick, doesnít matter. Donít be afraid to chat the skin a bit, it bubbles and protects the meat under it. Roast 25-35 minutes until done. OPTION: roast in the oven at 375-400 for 25-30 minutes.
3. Peel the skin off and eat.

I know, I know, you donít believe me. Iím just offering it. I donít blame you, I didnít believe it either...


So I've given it a lot of thought, how this could result in tender sweet tasting meat so simply and quickly. What i think is that squirrels have very tasty fat, just not much of it and it stays with the skin when the skin is removed. This method cooks the fat into the meat. As for how it ends up so tender, im not sure so I just call it magic.

If you cook them fresh, without freezing, it is actually much easier to burn the fur first and then gut them. Not only does the skin become much easier to cut, but the guts and vitals cook just a little and the firm up (the blood firms up a bit too) so the innerds are easier to remove and significantly less mess after burning off the fur.

The reason I said gut them is that most of the time I freeze most of my squirrels. If you freeze them, be sure to gut them first because when they thaw, the non-vitals will bloat as soon as you put it in the fire to burn the fur, and it will be difficult to gut them without the old yuk-yuk spewing forth.

So when they are fresh, gut after burning fur. But always gut before freezing.

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