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Sat Nov 21, 2020, 12:46 PM

My squirrel dumplings are delicious..

The wild game has been great in southeast Ky this season. A huge hickory nut bounty has insured that the squirrels are fat and untainted by pine trees or even acorns. Squirrels have the texture of a chicken wing flat and the taste depends on what they eat. My deer this year was a good sized 160 pounds. I was able to donate 26lbs of ground version and twelve pounds of summer sausage. It has been a great year.

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Reply My squirrel dumplings are delicious.. (Original post)
LSFL Nov 21 OP
TEB Nov 21 #1
samnsara Nov 21 #2
watrwefitinfor Nov 21 #3
Wawannabe Nov 21 #4
SeattleVet Nov 21 #5
Demsrule86 Nov 21 #6
Retrograde Nov 21 #7

Response to LSFL (Original post)

Sat Nov 21, 2020, 01:01 PM

1. I haven't had squirrel or venison in years

Enjoy friend

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Sat Nov 21, 2020, 01:09 PM

2. i will not eat squirrel but I love venison

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Response to LSFL (Original post)

Sat Nov 21, 2020, 02:33 PM

3. My Lord.

You've made me relive my grandmother's squirrel fricassee over rice just like it wasn't 60 years ago when I last tasted it. Granddaddy brought them down, fat from the hickory nuts, and she cooked 'em up.

She would fry young, tender squirrel, too, just like fried chicken. That was pretty tasty, but that squirrel gravy over rice just beat everything. With her fresh hot bisquits and plenty of butter slathered on that I had just helped her churn.

How I miss those days and those wonderful people. They said when they were young they would have gone hungry many a winter if not for the game on the farm, and fish in the river.

I live on their farm, and the squirrels are still out there in the hickory trees. But I could never bring myself to shoot or cook one of the little darlings now. Shine, I find I can't even make myself step on a cockroach here in my old age.

Wat

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Response to LSFL (Original post)

Sat Nov 21, 2020, 03:13 PM

4. Nice!

I am getting a pheasant from a friend. Will be my T Day bird.

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Response to LSFL (Original post)

Sat Nov 21, 2020, 03:40 PM

5. Haven't had squirrel in way too many years.

My grandfather in Tennessee used to go hunting, and the freezer was always pretty well stocked.

When I was stationed in northern NY (Plattsburgh) I'd go squirrel hunting, but this was almost exclusively in pine forests for red squirrel. Their diet made them taste like they were pre-seasoned with rosemary. Used to pop one in the crockpot before going to work and have a nice dinner ready when I got home.

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Response to LSFL (Original post)

Sat Nov 21, 2020, 04:28 PM

6. My Great Grandma and Grandpa ate all sorts of game...I despise squirrel...I was forced to eat

it as a child and as a result, I eat no game meat...not even venison ;I never like any of it. In fact, I don't even like grass fed beef...tastes gamey. I know lots of folks do but to do this day I would not eat it.

But, I envy the money you save and hope you really enjoy it. Also, hunting produces meat that is free of all the terrible additives found in commercial food.

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Sat Nov 21, 2020, 07:54 PM

7. Squirrels in California can a number of interesting diseases

including Y. pestis. And fleas. And worse, there's at least one species that is protected. Too bad - avocado stuffed squirrels (they do their own stuffing, the thieving fuzzy-tailed tree rats) would be an interesting dish.

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