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    how to cook a tree rat

    any one have a good way to cook a tree rat?

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    If all you want is squirrel, try it in a pressure cooker with dumplins' and gravy. mmmhhh, good! But my favorite is cooked off the bone in a cast iron pot, over a wood fire and then add chicken, beef, taters, corn, tomatoes, butter beans, onion, sugar, salt, pepper and red pepper to taste and you have Brunswick Stew! Makes my mouth water!
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    Set the tree on fire.
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    Quote Originally Posted by waksupi View Post
    Set the tree on fire.
    Might get a little well done but I like your thinking!
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    I leave them whole after cleaning them.
    I sear them on a Hot grill (I use wood coals, but brickets or a gas grill work too)
    while on the grill, I flaten them and hold them flat using a cast iron pan.
    I sear both sides.
    then in a crock pot half full of beef buillion for a fwe hours.
    seasonings, I like sage and cummin, and maybe rosemary....OH and a bay leaf.
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    We used to quarter em and then roll the quarters in flour and pan fry. Like you would a chicken, MMMMM good. Especially with some Morels and biscuits and gravy.

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    I agree with RKJ !
    Flour and fry just like chicken ! +Red eye gravy and biscuits ! Wash down with Guinness !

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    Pressure cook then shred the meat for tacos and such.
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    Another vote for dredging in flour and pan frying. The young tender ones. Make squirrel and dumplings with the tough old ones.
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    thanks for all the replys.we have a bunch of them around here i will have to try all them

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    I second the fried like chicken, then smothered in gravy.eees delicious.
    The old ones make great squirrel and dumplins, like noted above too.

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    Debone, grind with a bit of Crisco, brown in a skillet and use in chili.
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    Brown, then simmer them in a sauce made with onions and garlic. Add a small stone. When the stone is tender, throw the squirrel out and eat the stone and gravy.

    Sorry... I would eat squirrel to survive, but I'm not going out of my way to cook one...

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    (who, ironically, thinks that crustaceans dredged from a drainage ditch are just fine...)

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    You gotta be the only guy in louisiana that don't like squirrels. lol

    I didn't think anything that moved was turned down there, I have been fishing there and accused of throwing back a drum that couldn't have been over 3 inches long. The idea was if it bit the bait it was a keeper. lol

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    Quarter and fry the tender young squirrels, give the tough old males to the dogs!

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    I'm still not tired of squirrel. In camp we would just roll one up in heavy foil with salt/pepper and a stick of butter, set behind some rocks at the fire and wait. An occasional flare-up from the butter was expected. Not gourmet, but tolerable.
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    starmac--

    Oh, I'll eat it, I just won't go out of my way to get it. Sort of like alligator. Everybody wants to try alligator. I've had it prepared by some fine cooks, and it's, well, if you're gonna waste a lot of time and effort, then waste it on something good...

    And you're right about the fish. The "big enough to bite, big enough to keep" rule was in effect when I was a kid.

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    Really Southern Style

    I grew up in Southern CA, and still think that Wonder Bread is ethnic food. Ate beans and tortillas all my life. Squirrel in Mexican mole (pronounced molay) sauce is really good!. Just use the stuff in a jar; you can get it at WalMart, even in PA. Brown the squirel pieces in oil, then add a few spoonfuls of the mole sauce. Add water or chicken broth to thin it. I suppose the adventurous could use beer. Simmer until tender, serve with rice, beans, tortillas. Works for duck, too.

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    I had it 30 years ago and i think the man that cooked it dint know how to cook it or the squirrel 40 or 50 years old it was VARY tuff.
    Dale in Louisiana do you go out and get Alligator?


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    Dang and I like gator too. lol

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