How to Make Pan Fried Squirrel
If you’re trying to figure out how to make pan fried squirrel, you’ve come to the right place! This article contains a recipe, cooking instructions, and serving suggestions. Purchasing from a reputable source is key, too! It’s not as difficult as it seems, and you can be sure that you’ll enjoy this tasty delicacy. So, let’s get started! We’ve compiled a few tips to help you prepare this tasty delicacy.
If you’ve always wanted to try making pan-fried squirrel, here’s how. First, marinate the squirrel in the ingredients of your choice. Then, dredge it in flour or egg wash. Once coated in flour, place it in the hot oil until golden brown. Flip the fried squirrel over and repeat the process to crisp up the other side. If you want to serve pan-fried squirrel at a party, consider serving it with apple sauce.
Next, soak the pieces of squirrel in salt water for about an hour or so to remove the gamey taste. This will also make the meat tender and juicy. Drain them on paper towels before serving. Serve the pieces with mashed potatoes, corn, or green beans. If you want to make this dish healthier, try using grapeseed oil instead of butter or ghee. It’s delicious both ways! Just remember to eat the pieces carefully because they are full of tiny bones.
To make this delicious dish, you will need peanut oil, lard, lemon juice, crushed bay leaf, and dried vermouth. You will also need a little flour and a squirrel. The squirrel should be cleaned and seasoned before you start cooking. Then, you can cut it into bite-sized pieces. To cook the squirrel, first you must heat up the oil and then add the flour. Once the oil reaches 350 degrees, the squirrel is ready to be fried.
Cut each piece of squirrel into manageable pieces. Place them in a large, nonreactive bowl and add a few teaspoons of salt. Place the bowl over medium-low heat and cover the pieces with the water. You may also place the pieces on a metal skewer or clean sticks over an outdoor fire and cook them that way. For a more traditional meal, you can add some vegetables and seasonings.
You can serve pan fried squirrel as a stand-alone meal or you can pair it with bbq sauce and biscuits and gravy. This dish is made from the leftover seasoned flour and goes well with buttermilk biscuits. Depending on the size of your pan, you can also serve more than one serving of the same dish. However, the whole family will love the taste and texture of pan fried squirrel.
Before frying, you should first prepare the meat by soaking it in a solution of vinegar and salt. Then, you can coat the squirrel with the mixture and fry it until golden brown. During this process, you can also saute onions and pepper in butter. Once the squirrel is browned well, you can bake it for an hour at 375 degrees. Once the squirrel is fully cooked, you can serve it with potatoes or vegetables.
Buying a reputable source
Purchasing pan fried squirrel from a reputable food company can be a challenge. While it is available in many areas, it is unlikely to be available in your local butcher shop or even many online retailers. You can occasionally find some squirrel meat at The Wild Meat Company, but you’ll likely pay a pretty penny for the shipping. A better bet is Exotic Meat Market. Although they sell expensive squirrels, it’s worth the cost.
Aside from being a delicious and nutritious meal, eating squirrel is environmentally friendly. This meat is naturally low in fat and has a distinctive flavor. It has a mildly nutty flavor, similar to chicken, but with a slightly different texture and a slightly nuttier taste. For this reason, it’s an excellent choice for vegetarians and for those concerned about animal welfare.
Jessica Watson is a PHD holder from the University of Washington. She studied behavior and interaction between squirrels and has presented her research in several wildlife conferences including TWS Annual Conference in Winnipeg.