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 a 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.
Here are the steps:
- Build a fire by a flat rock to heat it up.
- Use a rock or hatchet to pound the squirrel meat into a pulp.
- Add some wild onions and wild garlic and keep pounding until it’s thoroughly mixed together.
- Place the squirrel meat on the hot rock to cook.
- 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.