Country Traditions

September 15, 2010

Squirrel Dumplings

Filed under: animals, recipes — Tags: , , , — dmacc502 @ 9:24 am

This is an excellent way to cook old squirrels which are too tough for frying.
2 dressed squirrels, 2 to 2½ lbs
2½ cups water
1½ tsp salt
Dash of black pepper
2 tbsp
Dumpling Recipe
Wipe thoroughly with a damp cloth and pick off any hair .
Remove any shot
Then wash well inside and out with warm water
Cut into serving pieces
Put squirrel into a kettle, add water and salt
heat to boiling, then reduce heat
cover tightly and simmer until very tender, from 2 to 3 hrs the time depending on age of animal
The meat should be almost ready to fall from the bones
Add pepper and butter
Increase the heat until liquid boils
Lay the rolled dumplings over the top of squirrel, cover tightly and cook for 12 to 15 minutes
Do not lift cover during cooking


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