Good Squirrel Recipes

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

  1. KYBOY

    KYBOY 12 pointer

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    Season meat, salt, pepper, garlic powder. Cook down pull off bone. Brown in skillet . Wrap in a croissant shell with sour cream. Bake until croissant is done and brown.
     
  2. TripleGee

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    Bump to top for squirrel season coming up.
     
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  3. patiodadio

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    Tim Farmer has a good crock pot recipe for squirrel.
     
  4. OLE RASPY

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    I likem fried but another way I’ve tried and liked is put ur squirrels in a pan and cover them with Italian dressing salt and pepper and cover in tin foil and put in oven. Pretty tender even the foxes.
     
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  5. mudhole crossing

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    Looking forward this weekend to contributing some meat to our annual squack feast in oct. usually the menu consists of pressure cooked squacks, gravy, fried taters,cornbread, and cooked sweet taters in heavy syrup. Last yr we cooked 40 and wasn’t a bite left. Lol
     
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  6. Bone_Chaser

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    I like them KFC chicken style. Egg wash, breaded, and pan fried. Then to the pressure cooker on the top rack with just a little water on the bottom to steam for 15-20 minutes until they fall of the bone. Pull them out and place on a rack in a 450 oven to recrisp.
     
  7. I like the sound of that for the big tough ones.
     
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  8. beauhunter41031

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    I had two big fox squirrels tempting their fate infront of my truck this morning, I looked behind me and guess they got lucky but that Recipe might coming to play soon
     
  9. davers

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    I find that Fox Squirrels have a lot more meat then the smaller Grays. As far as taste and tenderness, they both require a bit of time cooking to tenderize them. Fox Squirrels are the better of the two species.
     
  10. Huh???? The flesh of a young, tender grey is the sweetest and possibly the best tasting source of protein on the planet. I’d turn down a prime rib for a perfectly fried young grey, especially the back! I’ve tried a few fox squirrels and they were tough and tasted like baked wood.
     
  11. beauhunter41031

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    I agree that little grays are number one. But having very little around I have adapted to the bigger fox. Last time I prepared them i used a cornstarch batter on high heat for seven or eight minutes then reduced heat, applied lid and let go for another 15 or 20 and I was pretty happy with those results.
     
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  12. The couple of fox squirrels I tried were probably older ones, but I don’t know much about aging them compared to greys and even older greys aren’t my favorite when fried. They gotta be younguns.
     
  13. davers

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    Nothing against favoring the smaller grays, as I really don't see much difference in taste. Fox Squirrels do require a bit more cooking sometimes, in a 350* oven, after browning in vegetable oil, but there is far more meat on them compared to Grays.
     
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  14. I’m not debating their size, just the fact that fox squirrel flesh can’t hold up a grey squirrel’s underwear in the taste department. Not even close lol!
     

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