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    How To Cook A Squirrel

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    How To Cook A Squirrel

    Have you ever eaten a squirrel before? The taste is hard to describe. Some people say it tastes like chicken, only darker and tastier. Others say it tastes like rabbit, or even pork, but not quite. I'd say it's a blend of chicken and rabbit. But the fact is, squirrel has its own distinct flavor, so you won't know what it really tastes like until you try it yourself.

    There are two reasons why you might want to eat squirrel: 1) You're curious, and 2) It's the end of the world as we know it and you need to eat wild game to survive. Either way, you'll have to learn how to cook a squirrel.

    In this video from Mike Reed Outdoors, Mike makes cooking a squirrel in the wild look easy. At the beginning of the video, he has already skinned the squirrel and deboned the meat. He shows what to do after that to make sure it tastes good.

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    Here are the steps:

    1. Build a fire by a flat rock to heat it up.
    2. Use a rock or hatchet to pound the squirrel meat into a pulp.
    3. Add some wild onions and wild garlic and keep pounding until it's thoroughly mixed together.
    4. Place the squirrel meat on the hot rock to cook.
    5. Continuously turn and stir the meat until it's brown.

    Optional: You can take the bones, which will still have some meat attached, and pulverize them until they are powdered. Mix it with the rest of the meat, and that's how you can get some calcium into your meal.

    Watch the video below to see it done.

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      12 thoughts on “How To Cook A Squirrel”

        • Yea squirrel hair is difficult to get out from between your teeth; oh, but think of the EXTRA PROTEIN you get from the fleas.

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        • A. Killing the squirrel
          How to do this.
          B.Are you usung a gun, a snare, bow & arrow, ect?
          C. Not everyone knows how to skin animals say city dwellers, those whom are dwelling in the suburbs and those whom have never hunted. So this information is important. Next question can you post a how to on this matter and if the skins can be curred for making items to survive?
          Thank you.

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          • You can kill them any way you like. If you can throw a rock accurately that will work. Most people use a 22 rifle. Any skin can be tanned but you aren’t gonna get much hide from a squirrel. As for the cooking part, I suppose the way this person shows is good if you are in the wild and have no utensils. My mother fried them in a cast iron skillet and then let them simmer or steam for a while to tenderize them. She also made gravy from the drippings. Good stuff 🙂

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      1. Nice of you to leave out the most important parts like how to skin and remove the entrails from the squirrel. If this isn’t done correctly, the meat is ruined. Next time, please start from the beginning of the process. It is a process isn’t it?

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        • Actually a squirrel isn’t like a deer. The guts won’t spoil the meat. You just wash the cavity out good. The easiest way to skin them is to make a cut all the way around the middle. and then pull the skin back from the middle over the head and tail and feet. Cut the head, feet and tail off , throw away the hide and then Make a cut long ways in the stomach and pull the guts out whole. Pretty simple.

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      2. The title says “how to COOK”. Nothing about “take, catch, kill, trap, hunt”, nor “skin, dress, butcher”. Most folks can read. But can they pay attention? Perhaps some of you readers should start your own blogs.

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