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#4527871 - 10/24/10 03:36 AM What is the best way to make tough old squirrels tender?
hotsoup Offline
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Registered: 11/07/05
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i do a lot of squirrel hunting, and usually salt/pepper/flour/brown them good, then 30 minutes in a pressure cooker. they are great eating.

i like rice and gravy with squirrel, so how do you get those older squirrels tender (as in "falls off the bone"), and still have soemthing for gravy?

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#4527891 - 10/24/10 03:44 AM Re: What is the best way to make tough old squirrels tender? [Re: hotsoup]
Spotshooter Offline
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Registered: 05/10/03
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I run mine over with the truck, saves on ammo too.

- marinate maybe
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#4527909 - 10/24/10 03:49 AM Re: What is the best way to make tough old squirrels tender? [Re: hotsoup]
Savage_99 Offline
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Registered: 09/01/03
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Meat can be 'stewed' until its soft. Start with enough water to cover just the meat and simmer it til its tender. This may take hours.

When the meat gets soft then add the vegetables in the order that they need to cook. Carrots usually go in first.
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#4528359 - 10/24/10 12:44 PM Re: What is the best way to make tough old squirrels tender? [Re: Savage_99]
Mannlicher Offline
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Registered: 11/08/03
Posts: 48749
Loc: N. Central Florida, and Miami
Braising is the traditional method to tenderize tough cuts. Works great with squirrel as well.

.....and then there is GRAVY laugh
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#4529618 - 10/24/10 09:40 PM Re: What is the best way to make tough old squirrels tender? [Re: Spotshooter]
Rancho_Loco Offline
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Registered: 12/06/04
Posts: 19924
Loc: MONTANA/WYOMING
Originally Posted By: Spotshooter
I run mine over with the truck, saves on ammo too.



Yep.
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#4529624 - 10/24/10 09:43 PM Re: What is the best way to make tough old squirrels tender? [Re: Rancho_Loco]
cutNshoot Offline
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Registered: 05/25/09
Posts: 2402
Sounds like you never hunted for a meal.

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#4530279 - 10/25/10 12:59 AM Re: What is the best way to make tough old squirrels tender? [Re: cutNshoot]
CAMONICK Offline
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Registered: 06/13/09
Posts: 136
parboiling is the best thing to do with a old fox or gray rat

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#4530291 - 10/25/10 01:03 AM Re: What is the best way to make tough old squirrels tender? [Re: CAMONICK]
Spotshooter Offline
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Registered: 05/10/03
Posts: 11674
parboil or butter milk marinate
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#4530320 - 10/25/10 01:11 AM Re: What is the best way to make tough old squirrels tender? [Re: Spotshooter]
eh76 Offline
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Registered: 12/17/06
Posts: 52674
Loc: North of Liberalism in Wyoming
meat tenderizing mallet.........
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#4530416 - 10/25/10 01:36 AM Re: What is the best way to make tough old squirrels tender? [Re: hotsoup]
chas1 Offline
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Registered: 10/10/08
Posts: 102
Loc: pa
Make BBQ sandwiches. Slow cook them in BBQ sauce until they are soft and cooked. Thats how my buddies mother always did ours and I ahve continued that tradition ever since. If it isn't broke don't fix it. As for the truck hunting guys, try it you might like it.

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