Hubby went hunting for quail and brought back something I would have never thought to eat.
It’ve tried some exotic foods in the past – silk worms in Korea (they eat dog there too) – but squirrel, it had never even crossed my mind. I’ll try anything once, and after this first experience, I would most definitely eat it again, especially with hubby cooking it. It was like eating a lean, tough southern fried chicken jerky. Delicious!
Most of our meals are prepared with what ingredients we have on hand so this is how hubby prepared squirrel for dinner:
Country Fried Squirrel and Dirty Asian Rice
- Skin squirrel and gut it, then wash thoroughly
- Marinate in soy sauce, chicken broth, maple syrup, garlic powder, salt and pepper, and one drop ginger essential oil. Season to taste.
- Boil squirrel for 10-15 minutes
- Remove squirrel from sauce and add rice. Cook rice until all sauce is absorbed.
- Douse squirrel with soy sauce and batter lightly with pancake mix. It will be lumpy which is ok. Fry it up!
Backcountry ingredient list:
- Soy sauce
- One drop ginger essential oil
- Krusteaz pancake mix
- Maple syrup
- Chicken stock
- Garlic powder
- Salt and pepper
- White rice
- Sierra Biscuitroot (Lomatium Torreyi) for garnish
- Canola oil (for frying)