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How do you cook squirrel?

Discussion in 'The Powder Keg' started by chewy4480, Sep 11, 2008.

  1. chewy4480

    chewy4480 G&G Newbie

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    The only way I have cooked it was fried it in soy sauce but I know there must be other ways and probably better ways.


     
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  2. K75RT

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    I cook squirrel and rabbit exactly the same, once cleaned I skin them and then remove the front legs , the hind legs and then I halve the back and have the torso. I cut some potatoes, vidalia onions, salt, pepper, a bit of oregano and some parsley. Put it in a lasagna pan and add some olive oil, cover the contents for 20 minutes and bake at 425, remove the coving and bake at 350 or until the potatoes are soft and browned. The meat will certainly be cooked and it will be nice and tender. You might have to turn the contents in the pan a time or two...
     
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    I used to soak squirrels overnight in saltwater, especially the big old boars. Then coat them in seasoned flour, put them in a good skillet with (now-a-days) EVO. Turn up the heat a little, brown the pieces on both sides, add a cup of water, cover and simmer for 30-40 minutes. Good gravey, good eating. Do rabbits the same way, but they aren't tough and don't need the saltwater soak. Makes me hungry for some good ole cotton tail. Used to shoot the heck out of them in Missouri, but they aren't to plentiful around north central Georgia. Least ways, I haven't found a WMA with a shootable population.
     
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    Fry it real good in a pan then throw it away, go out and buy a burger and fries.
     
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    sautee in a nice garlic butter
    oh wait
    How do you cook squirl?

    i thought it said squid!
    we are talking about squirrel!
    spell check is your friend!
     
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    To me the best and most simple way is to coat them with a mixture of pepper, salt and flour. Then put some grease in a skillet and fry till its done. Not healthy but hey, you can't live forever. :)
     
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    I love em in a stew.
     
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  9. Big Dog

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    My family has always either Southern Fried the little buggers or slow-cooked them in brown gravy and serve with rice.

    Good eatin'! :)
     
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    I guess my favorite way is to slow fry with biscuits and gravy.I also like them fixed in cooking sherry with plenty of garlic and mushrooms.I pressure cook the old ones and then fry or barbecue them.They can be fixed a lot of different ways and as far as I am concerned,they are all good.Heck,I have even had them cooked on a stick cave man style and they were o.k.(LOL).
     
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    Treerat....YUMMY! It's what's for dinner! :)
     
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  12. andrew cochran

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    Slow fried ain't bad either.
     
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    Could you shoot them with the Incendiary shotgun shells and achieve two jobs in one go??
     
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    Up close with a Mosin might do the trick too:09:
     
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  16. andrew cochran

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    Yeah ain't that called cooked squirrel mush!
     
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  17. CalifgirlinOk

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    I'm not that **** hungry that I need to eat Rocky The Squirrel..:nono:
     
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  18. andrew cochran

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    Squirrels are good fer ya! And they taste good!
     
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    +1 Califgirl. I wouldn't mind cookin' up Bullwinkle though:silly:
     
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    Stewing them is the best way to make them tender. Sometimes I'll boil them until tender, pick out the bones, and then serve the meat with gravy, mushrooms and sauteed onioins, cerlery, and bell peppers over rice.
     
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