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Mmmmmmmmm!
 
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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).
 
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A friend of mine told me today that squirrel stew is the way she usually goes.

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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 .
 
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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.
 
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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.
 
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