Yesterday weather was to nice to go sit in the duck marsh. So my son and I took the rifles for a morning walk. Went to a farm I trap walked along bean field with oak woods on the edge. My son carried my 17 HMR I took my 22 mag.
Was windier than we would have liked, being on ridge seemed worse.
But we managed to score couple nice grey squirrels. I intend to fix them right away yesterday. The wife already had egg rolls on the menu.
So I figured I do the squirrel tonight and bring you all along. My wife hasn't eaten squirrel since she seen one carry and old bandage out of the dumpster where she worked. Guess she doing a pizza. LoL she don't know what is good for her.
So here we go.
My son and his best buddy on edge of woods.
My son shot the first squirrel with the 17 then I scored one with the 22mag. Then my son shot one more giving us a total of three. Not a lot but enough for me to have nice meal.
We field dress squirrels as each is shot so I don't have a tail gate picture of squirrels. Did have one field photo but it says it's to large to load??
Picture of them all cleaned and out of soaking in saltwater overnight. We try to make head shot and managed to shoot all three that way. Look nice and clean shot like that.
From there I quarter them into our small pressure cooker.
Then 10 minutes at 10 psi in the cooker they looked like this. The meat is not quite falling off the bone. My mother never had a pressure cooker and would have probably par-boiled them couple hours.
From the Cooker they got rolled I flour with just some salt and pepper. Just like my mother used to do.
From the flour they go into the hot oil in fry pan.
Once they were browned up nice it on to some paper towels.
Was thinking I would nuke a potato to go with my fried squirrel. Wife says I have some mushrooms in fridge. Well their you go I grabbed couple them and a onion. Fried them up in little butter and olive oil.
When got my plate made up looked like this.
This is how it looked after chowed down watching Gold Rush.