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Squirrel stew for slow cooker

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Posted 30 January 2011 - 11:00 AM

Seems to be that time of year where the only squirrels im getting are big old bucks who i come accross digging on the forest floor trying to remember where they buried that cash of nuts a couple months ago. These bruisers are tough to skin and tough to eat unless cooked very slowly. This recipe works equally well on those "Woundwort" style rabbits that seem to make up any bunnys im getting at the moment.
You will need a "Slow cooker". Fantastic bit of kit that can be picked up for peanuts at boot sales etc.

1 squirrel and a couple of rashers of bacon, plus whatever veg takes your fancy, I always buy local produce from farm shops plus i trade rabbits for veg with some allotment holders.

Boil the squirrel for 2 hours

Drain off the stock into a jug and leave the squirrel to cool. I use my bathrrom window but have to leave the saucepan lid on due to local cats ...

When cool remove all the meat from the squirrel and put it back into the saucepan

Chop all the veg and add to the squirrel meat in the pan, season with salt/pepper add some herbs and mix well with your hands.

Put some gravy granules into the slow cooker enougth to cover the bottom

Add the squirrel/veg and fill up with the stock you saved. Plug it in and leave. My slow cooker will take 4 hours on high and 8 hours on low.

Serve and enjoy

#2 Mike Lykins

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Posted 31 January 2011 - 02:36 PM

I will have to have a go at this one
Thanks for posting

Edited by Mike Lykins, 31 January 2011 - 02:36 PM.

#3 Whitey1234

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Posted 02 February 2011 - 09:28 AM

sounds good!

#4 Darrell.john

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Posted 28 February 2011 - 09:16 PM

Hello Can someone please tell me what a squirrel taste like? i'll try most food but squirrel i'm not too sure about smile.gif

#5 adez

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Posted 25 August 2011 - 07:50 PM

Looks a nice recipe mate - good post.
I've eaten many things but never bothered with squirrel.
A shame really as I have shots loads of them!
I hear they are good eating but just not tried one.
I am a bit dubious I must admit!!!
Are they like rabbit???

#6 hughgoldsmith

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Posted 30 August 2011 - 07:12 AM

It tastes somewhere between pheasant an chicken to me.


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