Squirrel recipes ?

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  1. duckheadforge

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    I have been browning them in skillet and then bake them for hour or so at 350 in covered pan. Sometimes they are a little chewy, Is there a better way ?
     
  2. bondhu

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  3. davers

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    I coat Squirrel portions in "Kentucky Kernel" seasoned flour and fry in oil until brown. Remove browned portions and place in Dutch Oven (I use one of those Copper Red pots) place one can of chicken broth, and bake @ 350* until fork tender.
     
  4. Luther's Feist

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    I boil em and then barbecue em on the grill rps20170908_173136_641.jpg
     
  5. xbokilla

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    Looks good. How long do you boil? BBQ? I have boiled em literally off the bone and made squirrel gravy.
     
  6. Luther's Feist

    Luther's Feist 6 pointer

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    I boil them until you can poke a fork through them not sure of the time. When I BBQ them I just do it like I would chicken. When the sauce starts getting thick I pull em off. Best way I ever ate em and I rarely eat any. I usually just give what I kill to older folks around that like them
     
  7. duckheadforge

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    I will try the broth next time and i like the dumpling method. When i was a kid my grandpa would fry them and they were as tender as could be. Don't know what the trick was but I wish i had paid attention. I guess that applies to allot of aspects in life.
     
  8. bondhu

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    Mom always flour,salt & pepper, browned them in electric skillet and once they were brown. She would pour water about half way up on squirrel and turn down temp, lid on and let them go for about an hour or so.
    Sliced Tomatoes,mash potatoes and biscuits, and what ever green out of the garden.
     
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  9. barney

    barney 12 pointer

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    There's a big difference between young frying squirrels, and old dumplin' squirrels.
     
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  11. bondhu

    bondhu 8 pointer

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    This is true
     
  12. davers

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    Young Squirrels seem to be on the "low side" this year. Of the 14 Squirrels harvested, I've only taken two young Gray Squirrels. The remainder were 3-4 years old and males.
     
  13. barney

    barney 12 pointer

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    The young ones should start showing up in a few weeks from the last litter.
     
  14. bgkyarcher

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    I used to make gumbo out of them using Panola gumbo mix. Very good. But Panola got so dang high I quit buying it. So I just fry, make gravy, put squirrel in gravy in covered skillet, bake at 350 for an hour. Pretty good, and usually very tender. Big old squirrels may need 1.5 hours.
     

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