• 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 skip experiences global resources cider press projects digital market permies.com private forums all forums
this forum made possible by our volunteer staff, including ...
master stewards:
  • Anne Miller
  • Pearl Sutton
  • r ranson
  • Nicole Alderman
stewards:
  • Joseph Lofthouse
  • paul wheaton
  • Mike Haasl
master gardeners:
  • jordan barton
  • John F Dean
  • Carla Burke
  • Greg Martin
gardeners:
  • Jay Angler
  • Leigh Tate
  • thomas rubino

squirrel melts

 
steward
Posts: 32902
Location: missoula, montana (zone 4)
hugelkultur trees chicken wofati bee woodworking
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7RlK0Xd4c2c
 
Posts: 736
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Mmmmmmmmm!
 
paul wheaton
steward
Posts: 32902
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
7
  • 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
106
  • 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: 6356
Location: Carnation, WA (Western Washington State / Cascadia / Pacific NW)
1726
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
41
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.
 
We've gotta get close enough to that helmet to pull the choke on it's engine and flood his mind! Or, we could just read this tiny ad:
1st edition of Living Wood Magazine--Now free for a while
https://permies.com/wiki/150455/st-edition-Living-Wood-Magazine
reply
    Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic