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#3328199 - 08/19/13 04:34 PM Squirrel recipe
Hunting Daddy
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Anybody got a good squirrel recipe. When my Grandfather fixed them they were good, when I try......well lets say even the dogs snub their noses at it.

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#3328221 - 08/19/13 04:59 PM Re: Squirrel recipe [Re: Hunting Daddy]
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Just ask Poser....he's the king of squirrel cooking lately.
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#3328230 - 08/19/13 05:04 PM Re: Squirrel recipe [Re: Hunting Daddy]
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Fried in an Iron skillet with gravy and yeast biscuits is hard to beat but if you can't fry a chicken right the squirrel will probably be kind of dry and tuff.

you might try

quartered 4 squirrels and marinated in 2 table spoons of sesame oil and 1 1/4 cup of cooking oil 1 cup orange juice 1/4 cup of black pepper and 1/4 cup of garlic powder 1/2 cup of teriyaki sauce.
then grill over hot coals or camp fire for 3 minuets per side.

-gm-

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#3328256 - 08/19/13 05:33 PM Re: Squirrel recipe [Re: Grant]
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The key to squirrel, especially older ones, is to brine them first. 1 to 4 ratio of salt to water, heat the solution until the salt dissolves, cool to room temperature, then put the squirrels in for 8 hours. Rinse the excess salt off.

From there, I usually marinade them, but you could just cook them on a skillet for a basic dish. I like to use a bit of lard, salt, pepper and smoked paprika. Butter or bacon fat work, too, but bacon can sometimes be a little too salty, to season carefully if using bacon.

I also have this "Squirrel Hunter's Breakfast" dish: xhttp://gocarnivore.com/2013/01/13/squirrel-hunters-breakfast/

I have been cooking squirrel all summer in preparation for the World Squirrel Cookoff and have learned a lot about working with squirrel. At some point, I intend to do a detailed write up of the things I have learned.
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#3329045 - 08/20/13 10:15 AM Re: Squirrel recipe [Re: Poser]
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I always though the secret to squirrel was low and slow. My favorite way to cook it is to quarter it and wrap in bacon. Throw on the grill for about 45 minutes to an hour and then coat in your favorite bbq sauce and cook another 15 minutes. At this point you can eat it. If you think it is still too tough, wrap in foil and bake another 30 minutes to an hour in an oven at 350 degrees.

The best fried squirrel I had was fried in flour and spices and the a gravey was made and poured over the squirrel. It was then baked in an oven for an hour at 350 degrees.

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#3329054 - 08/20/13 10:18 AM Re: Squirrel recipe [Re: JimFromTN]
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Whoops. Here is the corrected link: http://gocarnivore.com/2013/01/13/squirrel-hunters-breakfast/
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#3329481 - 08/20/13 04:00 PM Re: Squirrel recipe [Re: Poser]
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My fried chicken is pretty good as for the fried squirrel ..O well. Will try the "brine" way and also the grillin way. Also, seemed like he boiled it before he fried it.

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HD

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#3329543 - 08/20/13 04:49 PM Re: Squirrel recipe [Re: Hunting Daddy]
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 Originally Posted By: Hunting Daddy
My fried chicken is pretty good as for the fried squirrel ..O well. Will try the "brine" way and also the grillin way. Also, seemed like he boiled it before he fried it.

Thanks,
HD


Boiling squirrel is a common way to the around the toughness, problem is, that it zaps the meat of any flavor. I would recommend frying it, then finishing it in the oven over boiling.

That being said, I'll admit to having not much experience with the most common techniques for cooking squirrel (fried etc). In preparation for the squirrel cookoff, I've been focusing on more "unapologetic" recipes. I don't think anyone is going to roll in there and win with fried squirrel or squirrel & dumplings.


Edited by Poser (08/20/13 04:55 PM)
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