Squirrel Stew,

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  1. nineoaks2004

    nineoaks2004 Every meal is a picnic and every Day is a holiday

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    • Squirrel Stew,
    2 squirrels, cleaned, and cut up
    2 c bouillon
    leafy tops of 2 stalks of celery into 6 pieces each
    1/8 lb salt pork, 1/2" cubes
    2 tbs flour
    2 c fresh lima beans
    2 lg ripe tomatoes, peeled
    1 tsp salt
    1 c fresh corn kernels
    1/4 tsp pepper
    1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
    2 lg onions, thinly sliced
    1-2 tbs flour


    Fry salt pork until very crisp, then remove pieces from the pan. Dredge
    squirrel in seasoned flour and sauté in hot fat until brown on all sides.
    When nearly brown, add onions and cook until soft. Place meat in Dutch
    oven, together with broth and celery tops. Cover and bake at 350 for 1
    hour. Remove celery tops, add lima beans, tomatoes, corn and
    Worcestershire sauce. Cover and bake until vegetables are tender-about 30
    min. Skim off excess fat and thicken gravy with flour and 1/2 c cold water.
    Serve hot topped with crisp pork cracklings.
    Serves 4
     
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  2. Matt Benoit

    Matt Benoit Active Member

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    Sounds great! Never tried Squirrel because whenever I get my small game license and go out to public hunting land, I never see any. Then I come home and there are a half dozen in my front yard! .. No hunting in the city :(
     
  3. jnc

    jnc Welcome from New Hampshire

    Squirrel is good eating. It's the other white meat. It tastes like a pork chop.
     
  4. nineoaks2004

    nineoaks2004 Every meal is a picnic and every Day is a holiday

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    It tastes like squirrel to me :) and it is mighty delicious no matter how it is cooked.
     
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  5. SteveP

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    A recipe for squirrel stew. Who'd a thought?
     
  6. nineoaks2004

    nineoaks2004 Every meal is a picnic and every Day is a holiday

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    There are lots of recipes for squirrel, also racoon, possum, and most other wildlife, a lot of us down south hunt during hunting season and we do not waste ammo.
     
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    Dont know about other areas but here you only eat tree squirrels and not ground squirrels.
     
  8. nineoaks2004

    nineoaks2004 Every meal is a picnic and every Day is a holiday

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    We do not have any ground squirrels in this area. It would take a lot more to make a meal , I would presume so anyway.:)
     
  9. WVhillbilly

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    My dogs eat ground squirrels all of the time, I stick to the tree variety myself.
    They are tasty.
     
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  10. phoodieman

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    I tried Armadillo...pretty tough.

    Phodieman
     
  11. SteveP

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    I guess next someone will write a recipe for frying frog legs, or boiling water.
     
  12. nineoaks2004

    nineoaks2004 Every meal is a picnic and every Day is a holiday

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    I do not have one for boiling water, but somewhere I have a couple for frog legs :)
     
  13. tombiasi

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    I don't know what this means. Could you explain it? It kind of appears condescending.
     
  14. nineoaks2004

    nineoaks2004 Every meal is a picnic and every Day is a holiday

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    I do not know, I reckon he doesn't like (or have never tried Squirrel meat)
     
  15. tombiasi

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    That's fine but the boil water comment is suspect.
     
  16. jnc

    jnc Welcome from New Hampshire

    Frog legs are easy, a little Coke a Cola & Butter in a hot pan. Add the Legs & Fry until cola caramelizes. Candied Frog Legs can be served with just about anything.
     
  17. nineoaks2004

    nineoaks2004 Every meal is a picnic and every Day is a holiday

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    Don't forget to sever the leg muscles first. My late wife refused to cook them after the first time because they jumped around in the pan.
     
  18. jnc

    jnc Welcome from New Hampshire

    I always thaught that was part of the fun of Frog Legs.
     
  19. nineoaks2004

    nineoaks2004 Every meal is a picnic and every Day is a holiday

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    Get an air rifle, no sound :).
     
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