first time squirrel eter

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delmarskid1 posted this 02 October 2012

This isn't an exotic recipe but my wife just loved these guys cooked this way. I cleaned and quartered my squirrels and placed them in my pressure cooker with two slices of bacon draped over them and a half inch of water in the bottom. I was intending to precook them before frying because we know how tough the old ones are.  Well I got on this forum and let them go for a half hour. When I got the cover off they were falling off of the bone tender and tasted a lot like roasted pork. My wife had had them fried as I was attempting to do but said these were delicious and the other was too tough.

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mike morrison posted this 02 October 2012

wraped in bacon then wraped in tinfoil and baked in the oven will give you simular results. tasty.

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CB posted this 02 October 2012

Nothing beats a big ol pot of squirrel & dumplings!

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CB posted this 02 October 2012

Jeff Bowles wrote: Nothing beats a big ol pot of squirrel & dumplings!

Squirrel n dumplins with pressure cooked meat....mmm!

Sqirrel and milk gravy over hot biscuits, mmm!

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delmarskid1 posted this 03 October 2012

Now we're talkin' brother!

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Dale53 posted this 03 October 2012

As a child I spent several years on a farm. One of the things I learned is how to harvest, dress, and cook squirrels, rabbits, and ground hogs as well as chickens, turkeys, beef, and hogs.

I taught my children from the time they were small about the proper use of wild game. We had lots of it. Edible small game as well as deer and bear.

We owe it to our future to train our children where food comes from in it's entirety.

FWIW Dale53

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gunarea posted this 03 October 2012

Hey Guys

   Gotta get in this thread. Now working on my next generation with regard to the respect of nature in general and thanks to God for our bounty. This is my ten year old grandson, “Bugger". He is already very respectful of the creatures we stalk and will pass on opportunities he deems marginal for clean kills.

   He took two limb rats that particular day. Both were clean head shots and he came home with eight rounds unfired of the ten alloted. Yeah, we cleaned, cooked and consumed them. We also, together, tacked up and salt cured the hides. Moving up a rung on the predator ladder, in his mind, was rabbit.

 

   The instruction taken was to make a heart/lung shot on the rabbit in preparation for his continuing path toward deer hunting. Again, this animal was not wasted including the hide. His Grandma was not impressed with our cooking efforts, but him and me ate it with great satisfaction.

   This boy is a “city boy” by any definition, but shooting has driven him to understand a little bit of how tough it might have been for his ancestors. That 10-22 Ruger was bought for him while he was in uterine and sex unknown. I am so proud of what a great sportsman he is becoming.

                                                                                                         Roy 

Shoot often, Shoot well

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delmarskid1 posted this 03 October 2012

Nice work by Grandson and Grandfather. I still remember how my heart pounded when I pulled my first rabbit out of a brush pile. I love my deer hunting but I like putting those bushy tailed wise guys on the plate.

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Dale53 posted this 04 October 2012

gunarea; Coongratulations on the good job you are doing with your grandson.

That training you are giving him will do him in good stead (AND the community) for the rest of his life.

Dale53

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Riposte1 posted this 27 November 2014

Squirrels were the first game I hunted. I've had them fixed many ways but I never really acquired a taste for them until I started my son out hunting and we fixed one over an open camp fire - the difference between that and the stuff made at home was like night and day....then again, stuff sometimes just seems to taste better when you are camping.

That said, the pressure cooker and bacon thing is tempting, never tried that!!!!

Riposte

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delmarskid1 posted this 27 November 2014

If I ever shoot a squirrel as old as this thread you can BET! I'll use the pressure cooker.

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TRKakaCatWhisperer posted this 01 March 2015

delmarskid1 wrote: If I ever shoot a squirrel as old as this thread you can BET! I'll use the pressure cooker.
Hmmm.  How long in in the p.c.?  

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