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This is a discussion on Squirrel Season within the Hunting forums, part of the Firearm Forum category; Haven't been back here for a while. For those still interested, here's what I do to prepare them for frying. I do parboil them, but ...

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Old February 6th, 2016, 04:48 AM   #46
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Haven't been back here for a while. For those still interested, here's what I do to prepare them for frying.

I do parboil them, but just until I can stick a fork in them. I have been adding garlic powder, onion powder, and a chicken bouillion cube to the water.

When they are done, I drain them, and pat them dry.

Next, I put a scoop or two of flour in a quart baggie. I then add a tblsp each of garlic pepper, black pepper, and onion salt to the flower.

I throw the squirrel pieces in the bag and coat. I then dredge each piece in a bowl of whisked eggs, then coat again in the bag of flour, then drop them in a cast iron skillet of hot grease. I cook 3-4 minutes on a side, or until they are a nice golden brown. Any oil will work, but I really like saved bacon grease.

To make gravy, I add the remainder of the flower to the grease and whisk until the flower soaks up the grease. I then add milk and keep stirring until it hits the right consistency. Put the gravy over taters, bread, or cornbread[my favorite].

Lastly: ENJOY!!!

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The ketchup on the gravy is a hoosier redneck culinary thingy.......

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Old February 29th, 2016, 06:26 AM   #47
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When cleaning remove the small gland that is in their armpits and hips for better flavor. Move the muscles around between your thumb and finger and it will pop up.

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Old October 21st, 2016, 03:39 PM   #48
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Head shoot's to boot well done and the sq pie looks tummy.
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Old October 22nd, 2016, 03:48 AM   #49
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I have the Ruger 77/22, 17 MK2, dialed in. I hunt the Alberts Squirrel in the Arizona Kaibab forest. Big, meaty fellas.
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Just bagged my first one of the year today !!!!! I use a 20 gauge pump, Mossburg. Nothing special but its plenty of gun for small game. Still a lot of leaves on the trees so you have to catch them on the ground right now, otherwise I'd be using a .22.

Certainly would not use anything bigger than a 20 for squirrels.
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