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Old 10-18-2010, 09:18 AM   #31
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Don't forget to save and cook the heads, especially in braising type recipes...Use the back of a soup spoon to 'pop' the head open (right between the eyes is your best target) Use your finger or the handle end of the spoon to scoop out the brain...very flavorful

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Old 10-18-2010, 09:18 AM   #32
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Do you make the gravy like you would make with fried chicken?
Yes, exactly.
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Old 10-18-2010, 12:28 PM   #33
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Don't forget to save and cook the heads, especially in braising type recipes...Use the back of a soup spoon to 'pop' the head open (right between the eyes is your best target) Use your finger or the handle end of the spoon to scoop out the brain...very flavorful

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Our DC forum is possibly the only hit you'll get if you google "yummy squirrel brains."
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Old 10-18-2010, 12:35 PM   #34
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You know I have had squirl while back and it was actually yummy, but reading all of this kind f makes me sick, brrr yuk.... Don't know why. It's not any different than any other anymal.
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Old 10-18-2010, 01:06 PM   #35
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Old 10-18-2010, 05:30 PM   #36
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Our DC forum is possibly the only hit you'll get if you google "yummy squirrel brains."
Wow, there actually were a couple. I most cases the "yummy" and the "squirrel brains" were seperate, but it seems squirrel brains have their fanbase, albeit small.
I've had teryaki squirrel and pan-fried, flour-and-egg dipped squirrel. It wasn't terrible, but I wasn't a big fan. I have no idea what type it was, the college freshman boys who I brought to hunt in the woods behind our neighborhood were slightly less than discerning. It was a few years back though, and my palate has widened immensely since then, so I'd try it again if I had the chance.
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Old 10-18-2010, 06:30 PM   #37
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I have never eaten squirrel.I would if given the chance and didn't have to butcher it.

If any of you want some please come to my house.You can have all you want.
I used to shoot them to keep the population down but the wife freaks when I do it so I stopped.They drive me nuts!
They dig up my lawn and pots too.They tore up a outdoor swing the same week I bought it.I am surrounded by them!

Squirrle in the day...Rats at night.I prefer the rats!They just run across the wires at dusk and don't make a mess of my yard.
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Squirrels are just rats with fuzzy tails!
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Old 10-18-2010, 08:17 PM   #39
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last time I had squirrel it was the big gray ones not red squirrel ,tasted like spotted owl or whooping crane ,I couldn't decide.
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That's exactly like my grandma cooked it. She usually served it with biscuits to sop up the gravy or sometimes over rice with some type of (vinegar/sugar and bacon grease) scalded greens. sometimes she browned the squirrel in bacon grease. I really don't understand how grandpa lived to be 90!
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