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Squirrels
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kgirl    Posted 08-02-2003 at 14:45:19       [Reply]  [No Email]
Do any of you good folks know how to cook squirrels? We have a bunch of them and wanted some recipes.


Wisereader    Posted 08-04-2003 at 12:13:32       [Reply]  [No Email]
I just noticed this post, now getting to the second page so I'm not sure you'll see my recipe. Actually quite popular among my friends and relatives. It's called...

Rainforth's Dinner:
Clean squirrels well taking extra care to get all of the hair off, making sure that the esophagus is removed and the chest area is rinsed thoroughly. In a deep pan, fry whole squirrels (3-4) in olive oil and finely chopped garlic until brown. Do not drain. Add 1 jar of canned whole tomatoes, 1 sliced green pepper, 1 sliced hot pepper, 2 chopped medium onions, 3-4 more cloves of chopped garlic, basil, a little oregano, and a fair amount of crushed or rubbed sage. Cover and let simmer for about 2 hours, or until tender. On a large dinner plate spread out a bed of cooked egg noodles. Place one of the squirrels right on top then cover all with juice and vegetables.

This recipe works great with venison also. I have made quite a few converts to game meat with this.

Please let me know what you think of Rainforth's Dinner!


Bill (Va)    Posted 08-04-2003 at 06:24:49       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I harvest lots of them during squirrel season. I clean, quarter then pressure cook with no seaonings at all. Pick the meat off the bone and freeze in small plastic containers for later use. One of my favorites is too make a Rue stir in diced Bell pepper,onion and celery (Trinity) and the picked squirrel, chicken or beef broth and whatever seaonings you like.
Let this simmer until it comes together. Serve over Rice. Ca C'est Bon!!!!!!!!


Ladyhawk    Posted 08-02-2003 at 21:10:36       [Reply]  [No Email]
I dont know how to cook them but I have thousands here you can have. Gray squirrels what a pain they constantly dig up my plants, flowers, etc...LOL


ret    Posted 08-02-2003 at 15:24:02       [Reply]  [No Email]
my folks used to soak them in saltwater overnight, mother would brown them in the dutch oven let them cook till tender and then make the most delicious gravy on earth.


Steve from Tn    Posted 08-02-2003 at 15:00:10       [Reply]  [No Email]
My mama fried them just like you'd fry chicken. Batter 'em up with your regular batter and drop 'em in the skillet. It's been many years since I sat down to a plate of squirrels. We always ate 'em at breakfast.


TB    Posted 08-02-2003 at 14:56:28       [Reply]  [No Email]
BBQ Squirrel

6-10 squirrels,cut up
32 oz.Ketchup
16 oz. Water
1Tbsp.season all
10 oz. Light kero syrup
8 oz. Brown suger
2 small onions quartered
Combine all ingredients in a large roaster. Cover and bake at 300 degrees for 3 1/2 to 4 hours. This can be cooked on top of stove by cooking in covered pot on medium heat for 3 1/2 to 4 hours.


~Lenore    Posted 08-02-2003 at 17:28:40       [Reply]  [No Email]
First and foremost get all of the fur and shot out of them.

Cut them up into serving size pieces. soak over night in fridge in milk. Drain and pat dry. Salt & pepper liberally. I like an electric skillet but a nice iron dutch oven on the stove will do, too.

I pour a about half a cup of cooking oil in the hot skillet and when the oil is hot put each piece in and brown on one side. turn over and brown on the other side. Add a bout a cup of water and turn the heat down and cover. Simmer for about 25 mins. Check and turn if needed, they should be getting tender. When they are remove them to a heated plate and cover them with foil. Make a gravy with the drippings in pan, then add squirel back and heat together about 10 mins. Serve with a nice steaming hot pot of white rice.
Yummy!


ret    Posted 08-02-2003 at 19:59:47       [Reply]  [No Email]
loved everything you done to those squirrels except pouring the gravy over Rice. You sure can't be old school. Got to have mashed potatoes or biscuits under all that good gravy. Only way we ate rice was pudding or with raisins in it. Counted 8 of those buggers out front last week. Don't have the heart to shoot them


~Lenore    Posted 08-02-2003 at 21:42:33       [Reply]  [No Email]

Well, ret, I grew up in rice country.
I hardly ever ate a meal without rice somewhere in it. I love rice. I do not think I ever ate a mashed potato till I moved to Texas.

There is a standing joke by Texans traveling through Louisiana.
In a cafe they order like this:
I'll have cup of coffee, light.
A hamburger all the way, but cut the rice.


I think the implication was we drank stout coffee and put rice in everything!!

I am not as tough as most Louisiana folks, I do not like strong coffee. In fact I like mine mild and even iced.


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