texashuntingforum.com logo
Main Menu
Advertisement
Affiliates
Advertisement
Newest Members
Duckhuntermann, Raven7, Hhl89, sully1212, Jtashen
65763 Registered Users
Top Posters(All Time)
dogcatcher 94,307
bill oxner 57,378
stxranchman 55,166
SnakeWrangler 47,027
RKHarm24 44,585
rifleman 44,436
BMD 41,029
Big Orn 37,484
Facebook
Forum Statistics
Forums45
Topics437,636
Posts6,350,868
Members65,763
Most Online16,728
Mar 25th, 2012
Print Thread
Page 1 of 3 1 2 3
Fixen and Eaten Squirrels #7333635 10/31/18 11:54 PM
Joined: Sep 2004
Posts: 61
C
CB327 Offline OP
Outdoorsman
OP Offline
Outdoorsman
C
Joined: Sep 2004
Posts: 61
Okay guys I’ve tried squirrel 3 different ways: fried, baked, and grilled. Problem the meat has been tough and dry. The next ones will be in the pressure cooker. Any suggestions how to tenderize?

Re: Fixen and Eaten Squirrels [Re: CB327] #7333639 11/01/18 12:00 AM
Joined: Jan 2011
Posts: 47,027
S
SnakeWrangler Online Content
THF Celebrity
Online Content
THF Celebrity
S
Joined: Jan 2011
Posts: 47,027
Tree rat n dumplings...... 2cents


Originally Posted By: skinnerback
Milf does the trick.

"You're statistically more likely to be killed by Hillary Clinton than an NRA member. - PolitiDiva

"You Cannot Simultaneously Be Politically Correct And Intellectually Honest!"
Re: Fixen and Eaten Squirrels [Re: CB327] #7333652 11/01/18 12:11 AM
Joined: Dec 2015
Posts: 483
N
nyalubwe Offline
Bird Dog
Offline
Bird Dog
N
Joined: Dec 2015
Posts: 483
Stick them in chicken broth in the crock pot till the meat falls off the bone. Peel the meat and use it in your favorite pot pie recipe.


Just had some for supper!

Re: Fixen and Eaten Squirrels [Re: SnakeWrangler] #7333653 11/01/18 12:12 AM
Joined: Sep 2012
Posts: 571
M
MoTex Online Content
Tracker
Online Content
Tracker
M
Joined: Sep 2012
Posts: 571
Pressure cooker works great for tenderizing

Re: Fixen and Eaten Squirrels [Re: SnakeWrangler] #7333654 11/01/18 12:14 AM
Joined: Sep 2004
Posts: 61
C
CB327 Offline OP
Outdoorsman
OP Offline
Outdoorsman
C
Joined: Sep 2004
Posts: 61
Have not been crazy about dumplings but may have to try it again with the squirrel.

Re: Fixen and Eaten Squirrels [Re: CB327] #7333663 11/01/18 12:18 AM
Joined: Sep 2004
Posts: 61
C
CB327 Offline OP
Outdoorsman
OP Offline
Outdoorsman
C
Joined: Sep 2004
Posts: 61
Wife said the pressure cooker with bbq sauce is the ticket for the next batch. She also liked the pot pie idea too.

Re: Fixen and Eaten Squirrels [Re: CB327] #7333725 11/01/18 01:08 AM
Joined: Aug 2008
Posts: 146
R
roughneck266 Offline
Woodsman
Offline
Woodsman
R
Joined: Aug 2008
Posts: 146
Sous vide that rascal then fry it. Or pressure cook it first. Usually only fried young ones, the older ones always ended up in dumplins.

Re: Fixen and Eaten Squirrels [Re: CB327] #7333810 11/01/18 02:09 AM
Joined: Nov 2009
Posts: 57,378
bill oxner Online Content
THF Celebrity
Online Content
THF Celebrity
Joined: Nov 2009
Posts: 57,378


Quail hunting is like walking into, and out of a beautiful painting all day long. Gene Hill


[Linked Image]




Re: Fixen and Eaten Squirrels [Re: CB327] #7334058 11/01/18 12:32 PM
Joined: Jan 2012
Posts: 4,888
H
hook_n_line Online Content
Extreme Tracker
Online Content
Extreme Tracker
H
Joined: Jan 2012
Posts: 4,888
sear them real good. Add a little water, salt, pepper and flour then let them simmer in a dutch oven for a couple hours.


Sometimes it's hard being me! But somebody has to do it.
Re: Fixen and Eaten Squirrels [Re: CB327] #7334347 11/01/18 04:22 PM
Joined: Sep 2009
Posts: 5,324
P
Pittstate Offline
THF Trophy Hunter
Offline
THF Trophy Hunter
P
Joined: Sep 2009
Posts: 5,324
I toss them in flour (salt and pepper) and fry in olive oil on low for 20 minutes each side. Take out and toss in flour again. Put pieces in cake pan and add milk to the top of meat. Put foil on top, but only seal 2 sides lightly. Bake on 300 for 3 hours. I like to let it cool and take the meat out and peel off bone (it will fall off) and add back to the gravy that was produced. Mix together and put over rice or mashed potatoes (or could do dumplings). Some of the best wild game meat.

Re: Fixen and Eaten Squirrels [Re: CB327] #7334613 11/01/18 07:16 PM
Joined: Sep 2006
Posts: 25,908
kmon1 Online Shocked
junior
Online Shocked
junior
Joined: Sep 2006
Posts: 25,908
The young ones I fry, the older ones either pop pie or stew for about all I cook

Re: Fixen and Eaten Squirrels [Re: CB327] #7334757 11/01/18 09:33 PM
Joined: Jan 2007
Posts: 1,284
M
MO Online Content
Pro Tracker
Online Content
Pro Tracker
M
Joined: Jan 2007
Posts: 1,284
Grandma would fry young ones and the older ones went into the dumpling pot.


Mo



MY BACKYARD , 20,000 ACRES , NO MOWING smile


Re: Fixen and Eaten Squirrels [Re: CB327] #7334911 11/02/18 12:07 AM
Joined: Nov 2014
Posts: 4,446
M
mikei Online Content
Extreme Tracker
Online Content
Extreme Tracker
M
Joined: Nov 2014
Posts: 4,446
Soak 'em in buttermilk for 2 to 3 hours; keep the bones in 'em while they cook; and then slow cook 'em until the meat falls off the bones.

Last edited by mikei; 11/02/18 12:07 AM.
Re: Fixen and Eaten Squirrels [Re: CB327] #7335231 11/02/18 03:34 AM
Joined: Jun 2012
Posts: 394
P
Paralax22 Online Content
Bird Dog
Online Content
Bird Dog
P
Joined: Jun 2012
Posts: 394
I only like them with dumplings


JD

�Living Life One Round At A Time�
Re: Fixen and Eaten Squirrels [Re: CB327] #7335245 11/02/18 03:56 AM
Joined: Mar 2011
Posts: 552
J
JCO Offline
Tracker
Offline
Tracker
J
Joined: Mar 2011
Posts: 552
Pan fry. Use the grease to make a roux and dump in the stew pot with tomatoes and your favorite stew vegetables.

Re: Fixen and Eaten Squirrels [Re: CB327] #7336191 11/03/18 01:24 AM
Joined: Sep 2004
Posts: 61
C
CB327 Offline OP
Outdoorsman
OP Offline
Outdoorsman
C
Joined: Sep 2004
Posts: 61
Curios what does soaking them in buttermilk do for the taste or as a tenderize for the meat.

Re: Fixen and Eaten Squirrels [Re: CB327] #7336210 11/03/18 01:52 AM
Joined: Apr 2007
Posts: 636
Reloder28 Offline
Tracker
Offline
Tracker
Joined: Apr 2007
Posts: 636
Crock Pot with gravy has always made them perfect for me.

Re: Fixen and Eaten Squirrels [Re: CB327] #7337412 11/04/18 09:01 PM
Joined: Sep 2004
Posts: 61
C
CB327 Offline OP
Outdoorsman
OP Offline
Outdoorsman
C
Joined: Sep 2004
Posts: 61
Should’ve taken the shot gun to the deer blind Saturday and I would have had another mess of squirrels to try some of your suggestions. 0 deer seen, 6-8 squirrels within shotgun range.

Re: Fixen and Eaten Squirrels [Re: CB327] #7337712 11/05/18 02:05 AM
Joined: Apr 2007
Posts: 636
Reloder28 Offline
Tracker
Offline
Tracker
Joined: Apr 2007
Posts: 636
Originally Posted By: CB327
Should’ve taken the shot gun to the deer blind Saturday and I would have had another mess of squirrels to try some of your suggestions. 0 deer seen, 6-8 squirrels within shotgun range.


Well, you must not be too hungry.

Re: Fixen and Eaten Squirrels [Re: CB327] #7339733 11/06/18 05:23 PM
Joined: Jun 2017
Posts: 182
T
tailchaser93 Online Content
Woodsman
Online Content
Woodsman
T
Joined: Jun 2017
Posts: 182
Bunch of good ways mentioned on here already but another way i like them is to lightly bread them and fry them for a few minutes on each side then throw them in a pan then make your gravy and pour it over the squirrels and stick them in the oven til the meats tender.

Re: Fixen and Eaten Squirrels [Re: CB327] #7343596 11/09/18 06:05 PM
Joined: Oct 2013
Posts: 557
D
Dave Scott Offline
Tracker
Offline
Tracker
D
Joined: Oct 2013
Posts: 557
Young ones I fry, old ones I make Brunswick Stew.

Re: Fixen and Eaten Squirrels [Re: CB327] #7343633 11/09/18 06:35 PM
Joined: Nov 2011
Posts: 3,040
U
unclebubba Online Content
Veteran Tracker
Online Content
Veteran Tracker
U
Joined: Nov 2011
Posts: 3,040
Red fox squirrels tend to be tough. The grey squirrels are much more tender.


Originally Posted by txhuntingguide
If I choose to hunt in a coon tail hat, a pink tootoo and hip waders that is my fine...
Re: Fixen and Eaten Squirrels [Re: CB327] #7343698 11/09/18 08:07 PM
Joined: Jan 2011
Posts: 47,027
S
SnakeWrangler Online Content
THF Celebrity
Online Content
THF Celebrity
S
Joined: Jan 2011
Posts: 47,027
How do you cook cotton squirrels and pack squirrels.... peep


Originally Posted By: skinnerback
Milf does the trick.

"You're statistically more likely to be killed by Hillary Clinton than an NRA member. - PolitiDiva

"You Cannot Simultaneously Be Politically Correct And Intellectually Honest!"
Re: Fixen and Eaten Squirrels [Re: nyalubwe] #7347065 11/13/18 03:26 PM
Joined: Jan 2005
Posts: 769
T
Triplesnake Online Content
Tracker
Online Content
Tracker
T
Joined: Jan 2005
Posts: 769
Originally Posted by nyalubwe
Stick them in chicken broth in the crock pot till the meat falls off the bone. Peel the meat and use it in your favorite pot pie recipe.


Just had some for supper!


This right here. My wife makes the best squirrel pie! She hates it when I tell people that, especially her city slicker friends . roflmao

Re: Fixen and Eaten Squirrels [Re: CB327] #7356798 11/24/18 04:50 PM
Joined: Oct 2013
Posts: 557
D
Dave Scott Offline
Tracker
Offline
Tracker
D
Joined: Oct 2013
Posts: 557
Well if they don't like the pie don't tell them about the brains.

Page 1 of 3 1 2 3
Previous Thread
Index
Next Thread

© 2004-2019 OUTDOOR SITES NETWORK all rights reserved USA and Worldwide
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.3