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    Squirrel Recipes

    Anyone have a favorite squirrel recipe you'd like to recommend?

    I was thinking of this recipe, bacon wrapped squirrel. This will be my first time cooking and eating squirrels.

    http://www.mademan.com/mm/squirrel-recipes.html

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    Re: Squirrel Recipes

    Look for rabbit recipes and substitute it. I've never cooked squirrel sadly so can't comment.

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    Re: Squirrel Recipes

    Quote Originally Posted by Shami-Amourae View Post
    Look for rabbit recipes and substitute it. I've never cooked squirrel sadly so can't comment.
    These little guys are small. I've got 3 of them and that should make only one meal, probably the same amount of meat as one small bunny. I've read you can wrap the whole squirrel in bacon and it's supposed to come out pretty tasty. I think I'll do that tomorrow, instead of turkey on t-day I'll try squirrel.

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    Stew them, carrots, onions,,taters, etc! Batter the meat with flour!
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    Re: Squirrel Recipes

    Quote Originally Posted by Dogman View Post
    Stew them, carrots, onions,,taters, etc! Batter the meat with flour!
    Well if you do it that way cook it with a bit red wine like Merlot. It helps balance out the gamey flavor and makes the meat more tender.

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    Re: Squirrel Recipes

    Quote Originally Posted by Dogman View Post
    Stew them, carrots, onions,,taters, etc! Batter the meat with flour!
    With the whole squirrel, or do I cut off the meat, backstap, etc before making the stew? I've been told all the little bones take away from the enjoyment of the meal, with a stew.

    Basically, I've got 3 fresh squirrels in the freezer. I shot the little bastards, so feel obligated to eat them at least.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hitch View Post

    With the whole squirrel, or do I cut off the meat, backstap, etc before making the stew? I've been told all the little bones take away from the enjoyment of the meal, with a stew.

    Basically, I've got 3 fresh squirrels in the freezer. I shot the little bastards, so feel obligated to eat them at least.
    Done it both ways, whole and cutup, both are good!

    Had a friend that cooked the head also for the brains, I prefer cutting them into chunks!

    Rifle or shotgun?

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    Re: Squirrel Recipes

    Quote Originally Posted by Dogman View Post
    Rifle or shotgun?
    Rifle, Ruger 10/22. I'll admit, squirrel hunting is a kick in the pants. They can be tough to get, they really don't like being shot at. All in all, a great learning experience and good skills for survival. I hope to go for rabbits in the near future.

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    Re: Squirrel Recipes

    I dont know Hitch ..... from what I have learned they might give you some kind of weird disease unless you talk to a old timer who has knowledge about it .
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    Re: Squirrel Recipes

    I have friends who eat squirrel and like it. They only cook the hind quarters. Not much meat on them. Zap is right, they can carry disease, so cook well. I've gone out to hunt them, (there are a lot around here) but I never had the heart to shoot the little bastards because they are so small. Nothing wrong with shooting and eating them, I am just a whimp.

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