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(Some Sub)   For Rednecks: How to clean and cook a Squirrel   ( divider line
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4742 clicks; posted to Main » on 22 Mar 2002 at 8:18 AM (15 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2002-03-22 08:20:57 AM  
Works for Cliche Kitty, too.
2002-03-22 08:22:19 AM  
Interesting that the submitter (sp?) refers to "rednecks", but the actual letter writer in lives in LA. Hmmmm...
2002-03-22 08:23:56 AM  
Squirrels... If they didn't have those cute bushy tails, they'd be exterminated like rats.
Rat [TotalFark]
2002-03-22 08:24:26 AM  

drawn butter?
2002-03-22 08:27:15 AM  
Here's a recipe for squirrel stew!
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2002-03-22 08:28:36 AM  
I've had squirrel, tastes better than rabbit.
2002-03-22 08:30:29 AM  
tastes like chicken
2002-03-22 08:31:07 AM  
i love the illustration on the page. who eats rats with fuzzy tails, anyway?
2002-03-22 08:32:58 AM  
now i'm hungry
2002-03-22 08:34:23 AM  
Can I guess which bits are served as the entree?
2002-03-22 08:35:24 AM  
Dolphin tastes like chicken...mmmmm
2002-03-22 08:39:04 AM  
if I knew HTML I'd post Drew's Squirrel right about now, and he's got the balls to kick your (our) ass
2002-03-22 08:49:21 AM  
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2002-03-22 08:49:32 AM  
dolphin is fine, but i prefer baby seal. freshly clubbed and raw. like baby seal sashimi.
2002-03-22 08:59:19 AM  
Uh oh....
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2002-03-22 08:59:43 AM  
aww Repo... that's not right....

funny as hell, but not right...
2002-03-22 09:05:28 AM  
#2... So funny I had to take a knee.
2002-03-22 09:06:35 AM  
Ohmygod I saw this squirrel run across the road and get eaten by a redneck and he was like "Weeeeeeeeeeeeee!"
2002-03-22 09:07:58 AM  
You've never had REAL brunswick stew unless it's made with squirrel meat. My Grandfather made the best stew you've ever eaten. I might have to go visit before too long...
2002-03-22 09:14:16 AM  
So wrong.
2002-03-22 09:31:02 AM  
Would true rednecks really need this?
2002-03-22 09:37:47 AM  
the ones around the house here are especially tasty since all they feed on is the sunflower seeds put out for the birds.
2002-03-22 09:50:57 AM  
yeah right, what redneck doesn't already know how to clean and cook a squirrel??
2002-03-22 10:17:29 AM  
I love the picture of the squirrel cleaning the human!
2002-03-22 10:30:04 AM  
just don't eat the brains.
2002-03-22 10:33:37 AM  
Not necessary in Kentucky. MickeyDee's offers squirrel on their speciality menu for KY.
2002-03-22 10:46:38 AM  
Clean with water and vinegar? No way, clean with water, then soak in salt water.

I agree with Creeto. Squirrel is better than rabbit.
2002-03-22 10:48:42 AM  
obviously written by someone who does not hunt or skin squirrel :)
2002-03-22 11:10:43 AM  
Pizant yes salt water is better than vinegar but I prefer to let squirrel soak in butter milk makes it just melt in your mouth....mmmmm...squirrel and dumplings....
2002-03-22 11:38:29 AM  
Grammy always used to soak with salt water, then a little marinate with bourbon, oil, and thyme. Buttermilk is pretty mouthwatering too, and chunks of squirrel makes gumbo delicious. You can barbeque too, if you're in the woods and have some tinfoil and make camp packs. Take a bottle of your favorite marinade, and avoid aging--it's not really safe, and it attracts predators you don't want around your house or camp. Be sure you get the glands though, it takes some practice to find them, but if you don't, you've just got nasty meat. Rabbits got similar glands and you've got to get them, and clean too, or it just ruins the meat. A little squirrel goes a long way for other dishes--it's a flavorful meat that does well in chilis, ragouts, and in small doses can really accent a lot of dishes. Porcupine is another story. Porky's are easier to clean, and their meat makes great stew. Sweet, nutty, and full of fats that can render down to make a great roux. Easier to take down in the woods than squirrels. Porky's like to sleep in trees and easy to pot. Just wear gloves. And get the glands.
2002-03-22 12:00:38 PM  
Just don't eat the brains...they can carry something like Mad Cow disease.
And BTW the Dolphin that is people eat is "Dolphin Fish" not the cute mammals. DolphinFish is one mugugly fish. Also known as Mahi Mahi.
2002-03-22 12:27:26 PM  
I thought it tasted more like rabbit than chicken, but only a useful analogy if you've ever eaten rabbit. Just make sure to not bite into the buckshot.
2002-03-22 12:35:06 PM  
repoman:need squirrel with 'eat more chikin" sign....

I'll have to give that a try, what with all the squirrels
in our locale having had a real easy winter... they're FAT too! my guess is they'd taste like either peanuts or pine nuts (town squirrel vs. forest dwelling squirrel.)
2002-03-22 12:35:06 PM  
repoman:need squirrel with 'eat more chikin" sign....

I'll have to give that a try, what with all the squirrels
in our locale having had a real easy winter... they're FAT too! my guess is they'd taste like either peanuts or pine nuts (town squirrel vs. forest dwelling squirrel.)
2002-03-22 01:06:28 PM  
This was highlighted in The Joy of Cooking, vol. 1. Quite frankly I am SHOCKED AND DISGUSTED that the source wasn't quoted.
2002-03-22 01:40:40 PM  

You haven't lived until you've tried Richardson Groundsquirrel (gopher)

And if you are REALLY ambitious, try the Prairie Oysters. You'll love them until you stop and realize that Oysters in this part of the country don't exist.;-D
2002-03-22 03:20:18 PM  
Aww heal. I Awready knows how to cook up a mean squirl. Now if someone has a recipe for Horney Toad I would be right appreciative if you posted it.
2002-03-22 04:45:41 PM  
A true gourmet's delite. Squirrel brains with white gravy and homemade biscuits.
2002-03-23 08:26:25 AM  
for rednecks????

rednecks know how to clean and cook a squirrel from birth.
it's a dna thing, i think.'s a law in alabama ...
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