Squirrel Pot Pie

Discussion in 'Egg, Chicken, & Other Favorite Recipes' started by darkmatter, Nov 7, 2010.

  1. darkmatter

    darkmatter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Due to all the requests, here it is, recipe for Squirrel Pot Pie. Put two or three squirrels in a crock pot with onions and seasonings to simmer for a time till the meat falls off the bones. While the tree-rats are simmering, prepare the pie crust and pan. Use about a cup of flour or so depending on the size of the pie pan and cut in lard until the flour looks pebblely, also, slip in a tablespoon of butter. Now here's the secret, put in a teaspoon of sugar in the pastry. Once the flour looks pebblely, slowly add small amounts of cold water until it's just right for rolling out. Divide and roll out the pie base and pie top. Fill the pie base with a mixture of the squirrel meat, potatoes, carrots, peas and any other veggies you got from the garden/pantry. Cover the pie with the top crust, being sure to seal the edges and poke vents in the top. Bake at 350 degrees until golden brown (about an hour). Serve and eat----don't tell the kids what the meat is.
     
  2. Liamm_1

    Liamm_1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    do you have to remove the fur first?
     
  3. darkmatter

    darkmatter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Sorry, the recipe assumes one is familiar with game processing and cooking from scratch--------I've had to demonstrate what I do to some friends due to society being out of touch with their pioneer homesteading roots now.
     
  4. MysticScorpio82

    MysticScorpio82 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 2, 2009
    Maine, USA
    That does sound good! I wish I knew how to process squirrels...I heard they have scent gland that I would have to remove first. Is this correct?
     
  5. Liamm_1

    Liamm_1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:Sorry, the recipe assumes one is familiar with game processing and cooking from scratch--------I've had to demonstrate what I do to some friends due to society being out of touch with their pioneer homesteading roots now.

    oops! thought the recipe thread was a joke for some strange reason [​IMG]
     
  6. annageckos

    annageckos Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Skinning squirrels is really easy, just like doing rabbit. There are lots of videos on youtube showing how it's done.
     
  7. resthavenfarms

    resthavenfarms Out Of The Brooder

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    Hmm I might even be able to eat this. I'm not crazy about the taste of fur-bearers, but this I might can do.
     
  8. ultasol

    ultasol Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 30, 2009
    SE Washington
    We used to have squirrels in cream sauce every Christmas. It was a recipe from the french side of my family. I don't see many squirrels out here in the scrubland, which is too bad because they are TASTY.
     
  9. CoyoteMagic

    CoyoteMagic RIP ?-2014

    Quote:Sorry, the recipe assumes one is familiar with game processing and cooking from scratch--------I've had to demonstrate what I do to some friends due to society being out of touch with their pioneer homesteading roots now.

    oops! thought the recipe thread was a joke for some strange reason [​IMG]

    You've gotta be a city girl, lol

    Cut off the head, gutt them, peel the skin off like you would chicken parts, wash them off and you are good to go.

    If you skin it just right you can tan the hide

    Only thing I won't eat is possum. Just too dang greasy for me. Do you know possums don't get rabies??!! Even the rabies virus doesn't want to have anything to do with those ugly things!!
     
  10. Liamm_1

    Liamm_1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    actually a city boy [​IMG]
    so seriously, eating squirrel sounds like a punch line to me [​IMG]
     

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