How to make it

  • In a large pot, bring water to a rolling boil and add squirrels. *IMPORTANT* Do not add salt to the water at this time! Wait till the meat is tender, then add salt or the meat will be tough. It's OK to add pepper now, it will add some flavor to the meat.
  • Reduce heat, cover and simmer slowly till meat is tender, 2 hours more or less, depending on the age and size of the squirrels.
  • If you wish, remove cooked meat, let cool, debone and return meat to the pot, some people don't debone the meat and that's fine, too. It just adds more flavor to the finished dish.
  • Now, bring the pot back to a boil and add onions and potatoes.
  • Stir, add water at this time if needed. There needs to be enough hot broth in the pot when the veggies are al dente (almost tender) to cook the rice.
  • Add rice, stir, cover, reduce to low heat, cook 14 minutes.
  • Remove from heat, stir and add more seasonings to taste.
  • Serve with hot sauce.

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    " It was excellent "
    wttothemax ate it and said...
    Very good! Red squirrel is the best for this.
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  • sunflower48386 9 years ago
    I Love Squirrel! favorite is stew. didnt think to add rice. yum. My husband and I both hunt. So does our dog natalie.
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  • michelle73 9 years ago
    Oh my! Now that's one thing I've never eaten before!
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  • petunia97 9 years ago
    I actually cooked squirrel and rabbit last week. My husband is an avid squirrel hunter. The squirrels are kinda scarce here since the hurricanes. But he got a couple of them! I'm going to put my recipe on here and you can see the difference in the way we cook. HAVE A GREAT DAY!
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  • brendab 10 years ago
    I'm English and love squirrel. Recipe is lovely
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    " It was excellent "
    jimrug1 ate it and said...
    My mom made squirrel for us as kids. Had not had it for a long time until last summer when my brother a couple. They were delicious. This recipe sounds great... Thanks... Jim
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  • jenniferbyrdez 10 years ago
    I grew up eating squirrel, rabbit, pheasant, quail also. And it was sooo goood. I don't think I could eat squirrel or rabbit anymore-but that's just me. Great recipe.
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  • lor 10 years ago
    I personally could never eat squirrel but, I know people who have and still do. They say it's great if prepared with the right ingredients and cooked properly. Thank you for sharing your recipe and if you don't mind, I will share it with my friends. We have a neighbourhood full of squirrels - feel free to come on over!!!
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  • gingerlea 10 years ago
    Grew up on squirrel, rabbit, pheasant, quail, fish. It has been a long time since had squirrel (the 80's) since in the South they get whorls so don't eat them. Now, here in Tampa, they come in my house to eat what my African Grey throws outa his cage.
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  • debbie919 10 years ago
    Wow, this brings back memories!! Very happy ones, I might add...thanks for sharing this...=) I haven't had it in years either!
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  • dawson 10 years ago
    My parents, esp on dads side, had ONLY squirrel (and possum) for months at a time in winter, that, biscuits and collard greens. By the time I came along we ate it only occasionally, and now I consider it a rare and yummy treat. I still hunt, but mostly with a camera these days...
    nice, simple recipe,
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