Your best squirrel

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  1. Vabowman

    Vabowman Die Hard Bowhunter

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    How do you all cook your squirrels? I am going to take my oldest boy on his first squirrel hunt and i want to cook what we kill. it's been 20 years since I ate squirrel. Any ideas?
     
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    Tastes like chicken so I cook it the same ways.
     
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    I do the same to squirrel and rabbit. We skin them and cut the heads off, leaving the body in one piece. Then we boil them until the meat can be easily pulled off the bones. Then we put it all in a crust with gravy, and vegetables to make a big pot pie. You can find a bunch of recipes online. It's delicious and easy and fun to make. Good luck hunting!
     
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    I am seriously considering taking some squirrels, I have a world champion squirrel dog, she trees them, watches them go thru the trees and barks and points when the squirrel stops moving.
     
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    Of course there's the old standby of squirrel gravy and onions. I like BBQ and making chicken salad with them.
     
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    I saw one on youtube where the guy cut them into 1/4 and flash fried them on each side to brown them at 350 and then turned down the heat and covered for 30 mins on each side.
     
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    Scott/IL Die Hard Bowhunter

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    I'm going to try my hot wing recipe on some.

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    I've made rabbit 'n' dumplings. That would probably be good with squirrel.
     
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    When we clean we end up with 4 legs, back and ribs. Not much to the ribs. Water and flour to brown them in pan on stove. Put in a roaster with a little bit of water. Bake all day long at a low heat. Maybe 300?

    Turns out really good. Falls apart. My dad shoots a lot of squirrels and people always say they don't like squirrel until they try it this way. You need to check the squirrel periodically. Different size squirrels will cook slower or faster.
     
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    U used to crock pot them as well, but Im thinking fried will be better for him, he loves chicken nuggets so this may taste the same.
     
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    Skin them and put them in a crock pot pot on low. Squirrel have a little gamey type flavor and can be tough. Slow cooking them allows them to break down and get nice and tender.
     
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    What do you put in the pot? any water? peppers, onions?
     
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    Throw it in burgoo.
     
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    fried, stew, gumbo, or a brown gravy my favorite ways
     

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