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#3289886 - 07/12/13 08:39 PM Squirrel meat anyone?
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I'm wanting to start my little girl off squirrel hunting this fall but I really don't like the meat. I don't like killing if I'm not eating or ridding the world of some pest. I'm located between Chattanooga and Knoxville.
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#3289910 - 07/12/13 09:07 PM Re: Squirrel meat anyone? [Re: Manimal]
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You will be ridding the world of a pest... Tree rat.. Seriously though , I agree with what you are doing, when I take my daughter hunting (she is 1 year old now ) I will make sure I teach her that you need to not let what you shoot go to waste. You should try pressure cooking the squirrels them frying them. It really helps with taste and texture.
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#3290446 - 07/13/13 05:07 PM Re: Squirrel meat anyone? [Re: trealtree]
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Thanks realtree I'll give it a try.
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#3291928 - 07/15/13 10:58 AM Re: Squirrel meat anyone? [Re: Manimal]
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I grilled some last Thursaday with Montreal Steak seasoning and BBQ sauce and they were absolutely delicious!
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#3291994 - 07/15/13 11:50 AM Re: Squirrel meat anyone? [Re: redheadshooter]
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#3292024 - 07/15/13 12:40 PM Re: Squirrel meat anyone? [Re: Poser]
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Looks great poser
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#3292304 - 07/15/13 08:32 PM Re: Squirrel meat anyone? [Re: trealtree]
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 Originally Posted By: trealtree
You will be ridding the world of a pest... Tree rat.. Seriously though , I agree with what you are doing, when I take my daughter hunting (she is 1 year old now ) I will make sure I teach her that you need to not let what you shoot go to waste. You should try pressure cooking the squirrels them frying them. It really helps with taste and texture.



Pressure cooking is the way to go, then fry them
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#3292447 - 07/15/13 10:29 PM Re: Squirrel meat anyone? [Re: LA man]
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 Originally Posted By: LA man
Pressure cooking is the way to go, then fry them

Squirrels are just really "tough" little critters.
If you don't pressure cook them before preparing them however, they're usually "tough" to eat.

But pressure cooked then fried like chicken, delicious. \:\)

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#3292564 - 07/16/13 06:35 AM Re: Squirrel meat anyone? [Re: Wes Parrish]
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 Originally Posted By: Wes Parrish
 Originally Posted By: LA man
Pressure cooking is the way to go, then fry them

Squirrels are just really "tough" little critters.
If you don't pressure cook them before preparing them however, they're usually "tough" to eat.

But pressure cooked then fried like chicken, delicious. \:\)


There are other ways besides pressure cooking. I never use a pressure cooker. I brine them and then marinade them. Pressure cooking zaps the meat of natural flavors as well of minerals.
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#3294177 - 07/17/13 05:07 PM Re: Squirrel meat anyone? [Re: Poser]
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I have not cooked squirrel in a long time. But the last I cooked was pretty good. I boiled the squirrel in water and butter for a few minutes. Then browned them with some bar-b-q sauce on a charcoal grill.

Cant remember for sure but I may have put a little salt on them before boiling.


Edited by Rob R. (07/17/13 05:10 PM)
Edit Reason: Forgot the salt.
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#3294540 - 07/18/13 06:00 AM Re: Squirrel meat anyone? [Re: Rob R.]
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slow cooked in a crock pot = delicious!!!
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#3295524 - 07/18/13 10:21 PM Re: Squirrel meat anyone? [Re: Rob R.]
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love to hunt em, wouldnt eat one. i give them to a feller who loves em.
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#3295551 - 07/18/13 11:14 PM Re: Squirrel meat anyone? [Re: redblood]
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 Originally Posted By: redblood
love to hunt em, wouldnt eat one. i give them to a feller who loves em.
that's strange, you are like the squirrel man around here with a .22. You try Nimrods/Poser's recipe from that vice show, they are good eating that way.
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#3295613 - 07/19/13 05:36 AM Re: Squirrel meat anyone? [Re: redblood]
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 Originally Posted By: redblood
love to hunt em, wouldnt eat one.

You're missing out on something very similar to chicken in taste.
Free-range and organic! \:D

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#3295623 - 07/19/13 05:51 AM Re: Squirrel meat anyone? [Re: Wes Parrish]
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I love them like everyone said pressure cook them especially the big I usually don't bother with pc on the small ones
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#3296290 - 07/19/13 07:03 PM Re: Squirrel meat anyone? [Re: Wes Parrish]
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 Originally Posted By: Wes Parrish
 Originally Posted By: redblood
love to hunt em, wouldnt eat one.

You're missing out on something very similar to chicken in taste.
Free-range and organic! \:D



lol, they dang sure are that.
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#3304180 - 07/27/13 08:23 PM Re: Squirrel meat anyone? [Re: redblood]
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I don't fool with the rib meat. I quarter the squirrel, soak overnight in saltwater and then freeze. When ready to cook I thaw the meat and then soak in a bottle of zesty italian dressing and a small can of pineapple juice. You can wrap with bacon but don't have too. Toss on the grill and get ready for some fine tasting meat.
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#3304296 - 07/27/13 10:56 PM Re: Squirrel meat anyone? [Re: Manimal]
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if they are young and fat then I recommend squirrel and dumplins, fixed the same as you would chicken and dumplins. I also love some bbq tree rat, boil it till the meat falls of the bone then add bbq or bake with bbq in the oven, of course use sweet baby ray's or garland jack's secret six, best two bbq sauces there is lol
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#3304862 - 07/28/13 04:58 PM Re: Squirrel meat anyone? [Re: RecurveShooter]
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 Originally Posted By: RecurveShooter
When ready to cook I thaw the meat and then soak in a bottle of zesty italian dressing and a small can of pineapple juice.

Not sure about the juice but the Italian dressing makes a fantastic marinade. however I bake mine in the oven. I just might have to try adding bacon and grilling them. Sound really good.

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#3310096 - 08/02/13 06:29 PM Re: Squirrel meat anyone? [Re: stik]
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 Originally Posted By: stik
slow cooked in a crock pot = delicious!!!


Amen

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#3325199 - 08/16/13 06:31 PM Re: Squirrel meat anyone? [Re: Fordman]
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Young ones fry.old ones dumplins.When you skin um,if the meat has a blue tint its a older one.I like to try and kill them big ole fox squirrels,get more meet,Dang im hungry now,
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#3325354 - 08/16/13 09:28 PM Re: Squirrel meat anyone? [Re: Fordman]
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 Originally Posted By: Fordman
 Originally Posted By: stik
slow cooked in a crock pot = delicious!!!


Amen


Yep!!!
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#3336309 - 08/26/13 09:56 AM Re: Squirrel meat anyone? [Re: Roost 1]
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 Originally Posted By: Roost 1
 Originally Posted By: Fordman
 Originally Posted By: stik
slow cooked in a crock pot = delicious!!!


Amen


Yep!!!
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#3336466 - 08/26/13 12:01 PM Re: Squirrel meat anyone? [Re: JohnnyBond]
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No boiling, no pressure cooker and as or more tender than either:

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#3337116 - 08/26/13 08:09 PM Re: Squirrel meat anyone? [Re: Poser]
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What's your recipe for those Poser? Looks good.
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