Looking for something new for Dinner?

How about roasted Squirrels!

Plenty in TO all year round and given that the unholy bitch at Queen’s Park has driven many into energy poverty a handy solution to replace what used to be your food budget. I really missed the Norge.

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  • k1962

    I have like a herd of them grazing under a tree in front of my house 🙁 I just wonder where they go home to sleep after eating all day. Hope it’s not my roof.

  • huron

    Itake my pooch to the fields she snags bunnies and squirels. Watch for parasites they usually vote left.Tthe prey make good stew. ps that cook book looks like one grandma had. I may goto the book stack and find it.

  • mobuyus

    Some of the best dang old eating I had I done scraped off a road tell ya what.

  • JoKeR

    Shouldn’t you clean the squirrel before you dress her?
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    • Yo Mama

      Pervert! Now you are gonna get all the muzzies all worked up with excitement over that picture!

      • huron

        It hink i bought her a drink l last friday night

    • Ha!

    • mauser 98

      you assume gender?

  • How tedious a recipe. Truss up? Really?
    Clean the squirrel (32 seconds maybe – If you don’t know, ask)
    Quarter the squirrel. (15 seconds)
    Brown the squirrel in olive oil at high heat. Remove it from the pan. (~3 minutes)
    clarify chopped onions/ serrano peppers (3 minutes)
    Add 1 can spicy RoTel Tomatoes
    Add water to 1/2″ deep.
    Add in squirrel.
    Braise 40 minutes on low heat.
    Cold beer, cold beer.
    Cold Beer, Hot squirrel.

    The hard part of this recipe is the 6 minutes you don’t have the beer in your hand (again, maybe). This recipe is complete in 4 beers and delicious Tex-Mex style.
    NIck Nick Nick

  • john700

    Hey, what happened to the roasted cat recipe?

    • I will look for it- carefully

      • john700

        Try a Chinese cookbook.

        • JoKeR

          Which one? How to Wok the Dog?

      • Tooth&Claw

        I hear deep fried tarantula tastes like lobster. Once you burn all the hair off.

        • bob e

          yummy

  • David Murrell

    In Newfoundland they make squirrel pie.

  • Justin St.Denis

    About 30 years ago, my wife and I owned a big old Victorian home in the west end of Toronto. We had one apartment in the house to rent, and needed the money to make our mortgage at the time. Finding tenants was always a high stress undertaking. No margin for error whatsoever when you rent an apartment in your own home. So we thought we had found the perfect tenant until we got home early one day and found her “gutting and cleaning” a RACCOON to roast for supper. I kid you not…..

  • Editor

    Isn’t Toronto the raccoon capital of North America? A lot more meat on one of those trash pandas. Any raccoon recipes in that book?

  • db

    I actually own that cookbook! There are recipes for raccoon and opossum in there too. Yack. Although, I hear squirrels are quite tasty!

    • It’s a great book!

      • db

        I’d draw the line at opossum. I’ve had them as pets. Dumb as dirt but sweet and good natured.

  • Mal

    Hassenpfeffer?
    Heh.
    Fifty years down the road, and Warner Bros. dialogue still makes me laugh.

  • db

    This fat Yosemite squirrel could feed a family of four. He hangs out at the bridge before the Mist Trail and gets fed, a lot.
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