Win a copy of The Tourist Trail this week in the Writing forum!
  • Post Reply Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic
permaculture forums growies critters building homesteading energy monies kitchen purity ungarbage community wilderness fiber arts art permaculture artisans regional education experiences global resources the cider press projects digital market permies.com private forums all forums
this forum made possible by our volunteer staff, including ...
master stewards:
  • Nicole Alderman
  • r ranson
  • Anne Miller
  • paul wheaton
stewards:
  • Joseph Lofthouse
  • Jocelyn Campbell
  • Mike Jay
garden masters:
  • Steve Thorn
  • Dave Burton
  • Joylynn Hardesty
gardeners:
  • Carla Burke
  • Pearl Sutton
  • Greg Martin

squirrel melts

 
master steward
Posts: 28359
Location: missoula, montana (zone 4)
hugelkultur trees chicken wofati bee woodworking
 
Posts: 736
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Mmmmmmmmm!
 
paul wheaton
master steward
Posts: 28359
Location: missoula, montana (zone 4)
hugelkultur trees chicken wofati bee woodworking
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
I thought the first 30 seconds was pretty freaky.  And then I thought the perky cooking rubbed me the wrong way.  But i thought the idea of normalizing rodents as food was great stuff.

Here I am, living on a wilderness survival campus and I still have never tried squirrel.

Although two days ago Steve caught a small snake, cooked it and shared it.  But it was so small, it ended up tasting like butter crisp (Steve fried it in butter).
 
Posts: 1093
Location: Western WA
6
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
A friend of mine told me today that squirrel stew is the way she usually goes.

Sue
 
steward
Posts: 1748
Location: Western Kentucky-Climate Unpredictable Zone 6b
104
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
I like the way she makes hunting and cooking game so normal and All-American. Nice change from Ted Nugents ' The one with the biggest balls brings home the protein ' approach . Way to go Soccer Mom ! That young man will see squirrel as comfort food without all the testosterone rage .
 
steward
Posts: 5959
Location: Missoula, MT
1257
hugelkultur purity forest garden books food preservation
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator

paul wheaton wrote:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7RlK0Xd4c2c


I think that video is no longer available though it seems someone copied and reposted it here.



Having grown up in the suburbs (actually a very city-like childhood in a lot of ways) this normalizing of squirrel hunting and the perky cooking cracked me up! Just sooo different from anything I was raised with, even though my grandma drowned squirrels to keep them out of her garden. Eating them is far more resourceful than just composting them as my grandma did.
 
Posts: 567
Location: Mid-Michigan
37
duck forest garden trees hunting books food preservation bee solar
  • Likes 1
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
I enjoy them.

Like wild rabbits, they tend to be lean and tough.

So I always take a meat tenderizing seasoned salt like this one, rub them down, and grill them.
https://www.amazon.com/McCormick-Meat-Tenderizer-Seasoned-Ounce/dp/B0005XOPP8

Definitely one of my favorite things to hunt. Super easy to clean.
 
He does not suffer fools gladly. But this tiny ad does:
permaculture bootcamp - learn permaculture through a little hard work
https://permies.com/wiki/bootcamp
  • Post Reply Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic
Boost this thread!