Good Squirrel Recipes

Discussion in 'Food Preparation, Camp Cooking and Recipes' started by TPHunt2Eat, Aug 18, 2018.

  1. TPHunt2Eat

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    Anyone have any good recipes for squirrel? I like to hunt some squirrels occasionally but I have never found a way I like to cook them. Opening day is today so good luck, squirrel hunters!
     
  2. richief

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    I cook them same as a rabbit. Boil for five minutes salty water. Then pepper n salt and pan fry in butter.
     
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    TPHunt2Eat Fawn

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    I like it. Simple and easy. Last time I tried cooking them, I didn't boil it and it came out real tough so I'll give that a try and see how they turn out.
     
  4. mudhole crossing

    mudhole crossing 12 pointer

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    Salt and pepper them or any seasoning u prefer. Pressure cook them. we usually do 8 at one time. Takes roughly 25 mins till they are falling off the bone. Take them out and make ur gravy in the pot. Fried taters and cornbread. Lord yea
     
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  5. mudhole crossing

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    Or u can pressure cook them about 3/4 that time and take them out, season, roll in flour and fry them. Good way too! However if they are younguns or spring squirrels, u can skip the pressure cook step and just fry them.
     
  6. TPHunt2Eat

    TPHunt2Eat Fawn

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    That sounds good too
     
  7. web splitter

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    Season to your liking and cook in the crockpot 6 or so hours with just enough water to cover the bottom of crockpot.

    In my opinion, this is the easiest way to get all of the meat off the bone.
     
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    Crock pot would be good too. Good way to keep it tender.
     
  9. xbokilla

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    Also boil a bit and grill. Can BBQ or let set in a marinade. I think letting them boil a bit is key to however you cook them. I’m no pro and it isn’t the healthiest but hard to beat mentioned deep fried as above.
     
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  10. TPHunt2Eat

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    I think the boiling part was probably what I was missing in the past. I'm going to try that and do a few different styles. Trial and error is key when learning anything new.
     
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  11. If they’re older and tough I crockpot them or boil and make dumplings. I never fry older ones so no boiling necessary, just a good slow fry. Imho fried young grey squirrel is the best flavored meat on the planet. There’s nothing like it.
     
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    mudhole crossing 12 pointer

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    I love fried fried squacks. U guys ever try young fox squirrels? I've honestly not seen a handful in my whole life. But if I can get them, they are a treat. About big as an adult grey but more meat.
     
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  13. The only fox I ever tried eating was tough as shoe leather.
     
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  14. mudhole crossing

    mudhole crossing 12 pointer

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    Put them a crockpot if they are old ones and they are just like a grey fully cooked only more meat
     
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