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    Quote Originally Posted by M118LR View Post
    Didn't we have a squirrel recipe thread?
    http://www.cooks.com/rec/search/0,1-0,squirrel,FF.html
    That's about 95 different squirrel recipes on just one cooking site.
    Yeah, had a couple ....but was kinda waiting on some new twist.....
    One...
    http://www.wilderness-survival.net/f...quirrel+Recipe
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    squirrel dinner with rock fireworks will sure add a new twist.
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    They can blow up from the trpped water/moisture... turning to steam.

    Nothing beats a can of cherry pie filling, unopened being tossed into the fire....at night...
    Then when it explodes and hot cherries and juice go flying everywhere...hard to tell what was cherries,... and what was blood.
    Goes onto the....."Never gonna do that again"...List.

    So I don't throw rock into a fire to get hot enough to cook on.....fire ring maybe....fire.....No.
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    if I know anything about wild meat such as squirrel, We dont really have wild squirrels in Southern Africa, but we have Rock dassie, and other type of large rodents...
    you gotta cook the heck out of it, boiling likely the better way... or well well well cooked on a spit... the hot rock method likely wont cook it well enough.... next also be very careful with your rocks man, any rock with some moisture trapped in side, or air pockets, likely to explode like a grenade.

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    I would think being in South Africa......y'all already know about this standard.
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    http://www.dailyvowelmovements.com/2...cipe-joke.html


    Elephant Stew

    1 medium sized elephant (African are best)
    500 bushels potatoes
    200 bushels carrots
    100 kilogram tomatoes
    2 wheelbarrows onions (heaped)
    100 kilogram salt
    100 kilogram pepper
    10 liter vinegar
    1500 gallons brown gravy
    3000 sprigs parsley
    2 small rabbits

    Cut elephant into bite sized pieces(this will take about 2 months).
    Cut vegetables into cubes (another 2 months).
    Place meat in pan, cover with the brown gravy and simmer for 4 weeks.
    Add the salt and pepper to taste.
    When the meat is tender, add the vegetables. Simmer for another 4 weeks.
    Garnish with parsley.

    This will serve 3800 people.....
    But if more are expected, add the 2 small rabbits.

    This is optional, as many people dislike finding hares in their stew.
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    Well, one thing this thread has exposed is the lack of knowledge of granny's squirrel and dumplings recipe, or her fried squirrel and mashed potatoes with gravy, turnip greens and biscuits meal.

    The general consensus that squirrel is not fit to eat and might be dangerous to human consumption is just the result of "rock cooking" and "green stick roasting" too many tree rats without proper treatment or seasoning.
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    The crockpot (or DO) is your fiend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hunter63 View Post
    I would think being in South Africa......y'all already know about this standard.
    This version....from:

    http://www.dailyvowelmovements.com/2...cipe-joke.html


    Elephant Stew

    1 medium sized elephant (African are best)
    500 bushels potatoes
    200 bushels carrots
    100 kilogram tomatoes
    2 wheelbarrows onions (heaped)
    100 kilogram salt
    100 kilogram pepper
    10 liter vinegar
    1500 gallons brown gravy
    3000 sprigs parsley
    2 small rabbits

    Cut elephant into bite sized pieces(this will take about 2 months).
    Cut vegetables into cubes (another 2 months).
    Place meat in pan, cover with the brown gravy and simmer for 4 weeks.
    Add the salt and pepper to taste.
    When the meat is tender, add the vegetables. Simmer for another 4 weeks.
    Garnish with parsley.

    This will serve 3800 people.....
    But if more are expected, add the 2 small rabbits.

    This is optional, as many people dislike finding hares in their stew.
    Hahah hahahaha awesome one
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    Oh sure....another "all you have to do is....use Grannies recipe.....and it's good"
    Where have I heard that lately....LOL

    Quote Originally Posted by kyratshooter View Post
    Well, one thing this thread has exposed is the lack of knowledge of granny's squirrel and dumplings recipe, or her fried squirrel and mashed potatoes with gravy, turnip greens and biscuits meal.

    The general consensus that squirrel is not fit to eat and might be dangerous to human consumption is just the result of "rock cooking" and "green stick roasting" too many tree rats without proper treatment or seasoning.
    Correct......that seem to be the drift...But

    So all you have to do is......
    .....parboil and cook your squirrel with sauerkraut and those dumplings....
    Or bake in pan with rice, and onion soup... w/ biscuits .
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    The thing is that proper tree rat preparation in the farm house kitchen is much different from "rock baking" or "green stick roasting" and renders a different product.

    It does involve scorching all the escaped hair off, soaking in brine overnight, flour and spice coating and cooking in a deep skillet full of bacon grease.

    The gravy is then made using the fry grease and a bit of flour, followed by dilution with raw milk just harvested from the cow.

    You are on your own with the biscuits, mashed 'tatters and turnip greens.

    Now tree rat harvested in a survival situation and roasted on a stick may well be tough and chewy, half burnt, full of #5 shot and generally unacceptable if served by a 5 star eatery, but it will still win my vote over the bugs, grubs, worms and elephant poop eaten by many of our TV and You-tube presenters.

    As for me, here in the wilds of Kentucky, I will wait for dark and follow the orange glow to the golden arches, order a burger and call home for someone to pick me up and help find my lost truck.
    Come to the dark side, we have pudding.

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    alright, time to get serious! ---This is my preferred method of cooking any rodent (ground hog, tree rat, beaver , muskrat, ect. ) Take and thinly slice two large onions ) I like white onions). In the mean time, rinse and drain one or two jars/bags of sour kraut in a collender or strainer. Boil a tea kettle of water, pour boiling water over sour kraut and let drain. Take about a 1/4 # of butter and melt in a large skillet. add the sliced onion and sauté until it starts to brown. push onions to the side of the skillet, add drained sour kraut and brown, mixing in the onion as you brown the kraut. salt and pepper to taste. ( I used smoked herbed sea salt on this last effort - great flavor!) Meanwhile, cut up the meat as desired. place meat in crock pot. ( I added a large handful of dried cranberries to the last effort, got lots of favorable comments on the taste.) Cover the meat with the sour kraut/ onion mixture, Cover and let cook all day on low setting or 3 to 4 hrs on high. I usually serve this over mashed potatoes.
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    THAT! is a recipe.

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    That sure is a recipe.........and nary a "All you have to do, is...."
    Sounds great.
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    Sounds like a good general purpose "whatever meat you have from rodent to reptile" recipe to me.

    You are not going to taste anything but the kraut and onions!
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    But I'm out here in the deep dark forest. Where do I plug in this crockpot thingy?
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    Quote Originally Posted by LowKey View Post
    But I'm out here in the deep dark forest. Where do I plug in this crockpot thingy?
    Currant bush....Duh.
    One of our hunting group plugged in his hairdryer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hunter63 View Post
    Currant bush....Duh.
    One of our hunting group plugged in his hairdryer.
    Had one of those at a campground once. It grew out of the ground next to the water faucet and we plugged the camper into it.
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    try finding the hunters game cook book by jacqueline knight.
    or go to' mountian-breeze.com for game recipies.
    and remember to put jelly and butter on yor grits yum.
    coyotes listen to them, like children of the night what music they make.

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