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#6257517 - 04/12/16 08:04 PM Squirrel?
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Anyone ever had squirrel? What's the best way to cook them.

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#6257529 - 04/12/16 08:16 PM Re: Squirrel? [Re: TxRedhawk]
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Fry the young squirrels and make stew out of the old ones! food

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#6257534 - 04/12/16 08:19 PM Re: Squirrel? [Re: TxRedhawk]
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We fried them all when I was growing up.
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#6257556 - 04/12/16 08:36 PM Re: Squirrel? [Re: TxRedhawk]
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Marinade, flour, and fry.

I use to eat Squirrel dang near once a week growing up. Its what got me into hunting. Always thought grilled Squirrel sounded great but it never was. Always had good flavor but was so dang tough you couldn't eat it.
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#6257588 - 04/12/16 09:07 PM Re: Squirrel? [Re: TxRedhawk]
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That is probably my favorite game meat! Most squirrels need to be parboiled in salted water until tender before you fry them. The real young ones can be fried directly. Fricasee is great too!
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#6257682 - 04/12/16 10:11 PM Re: Squirrel? [Re: TxRedhawk]
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Marinate in buttermilk, batter & fry young and old. Squirrel & dumplings is also a favorite.
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#6257799 - 04/13/16 05:49 AM Re: Squirrel? [Re: TxRedhawk]
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Thanks guys!

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#6257986 - 04/13/16 08:42 AM Re: Squirrel? [Re: skinnerback]
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Originally Posted By: skinnerback
Marinate in buttermilk, batter & fry young and old. Squirrel & dumplings is also a favorite.

grew up next to a small pecan orchard, old lady told my brother and I to kill as many as we could, so we had squirrel at least once a week for years. Mom would either German fry (low heat, a little oil, covered) or make squirrel dumplings. You just have to cook slow or parboil otherwise they can be pretty tough!
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#6258086 - 04/13/16 09:35 AM Re: Squirrel? [Re: TxRedhawk]
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Don't waste that good meat in the fry pan

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#6258170 - 04/13/16 10:38 AM Re: Squirrel? [Re: TxRedhawk]
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Cook them low and slow, crock pot is great. Throw a squirrel and a rabbit in there with celery carrots potatoes and an onion, little bit of beef stock. food
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#6258416 - 04/13/16 01:44 PM Re: Squirrel? [Re: TxRedhawk]
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Haven't had tree rat since I was a kid growing up on a farm, my mother would make them with dumplings. rifle

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#6258661 - 04/13/16 04:18 PM Re: Squirrel? [Re: PMK]
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Originally Posted By: skinnerback
Marinate in buttermilk, batter & fry young and old. Squirrel & dumplings is also a favorite.

grew up next to a small pecan orchard, old lady told my brother and I to kill as many as we could, so we had squirrel at least once a week for years. Mom would either German fry (low heat, a little oil, covered) or make squirrel dumplings. You just have to cook slow or parboil otherwise they can be pretty tough!


Did she dredge in flour before "German frying"?
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#6259477 - 04/14/16 07:38 AM Re: Squirrel? [Re: skinnerback]
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Originally Posted By: skinnerback
Marinate in buttermilk, batter & fry young and old. Squirrel & dumplings is also a favorite.

grew up next to a small pecan orchard, old lady told my brother and I to kill as many as we could, so we had squirrel at least once a week for years. Mom would either German fry (low heat, a little oil, covered) or make squirrel dumplings. You just have to cook slow or parboil otherwise they can be pretty tough!


Did she dredge in flour before "German frying"?

yep, usually quartered, dredge in flour, into cast iron skillet with just enough grease (usually bacon) to cover the bottom, low-medium heat, cover with lid. Similar to the way she did venison, dove, quail, pork chops, chicken, etc. None of the heavy batter/crust ...
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#6259500 - 04/14/16 07:50 AM Re: Squirrel? [Re: PMK]
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Originally Posted By: skinnerback
Originally Posted By: PMK
Originally Posted By: skinnerback
Marinate in buttermilk, batter & fry young and old. Squirrel & dumplings is also a favorite.

grew up next to a small pecan orchard, old lady told my brother and I to kill as many as we could, so we had squirrel at least once a week for years. Mom would either German fry (low heat, a little oil, covered) or make squirrel dumplings. You just have to cook slow or parboil otherwise they can be pretty tough!


Did she dredge in flour before "German frying"?

yep, usually quartered, dredge in flour, into cast iron skillet with just enough grease (usually bacon) to cover the bottom, low-medium heat, cover with lid. Similar to the way she did venison, dove, quail, pork chops, chicken, etc. None of the heavy batter/crust ...


Pretty much same here, that or like in first post here the older ones in dumplings or stew.
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#6259914 - 04/14/16 11:48 AM Re: Squirrel? [Re: Navasot]
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Don't waste that good meat in the fry pan




this is the way I do em.
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