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Small Game Recipes: Squirrel: Braised Squirrel
Ingredients
  • 2 squirrels, quartered
  • 1/2 cup red or white wine
  • 4 tbsp. Butter
  • 1 can mushrooms, drained
  • 1 large onion, sliced
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 pcs. celery, thinly diced
  • Pinch of sage
  • Pinch of thyme
  • 1 chicken bouillon cube
  • Salt and Pepper

Directions
Place water, 1/2 of the wine, pepper and squirrels in frying pan on medium-low heat. Cover, cook slowly for 45 minutes to 1 hour. Watch carefully to keep water level up. You will have to keep adding water, also turn meat occasionally. Remember squirrels lead an active life so they are tough; they must be cooked slowly. The wine will help tenderize the meat and add a nice flavor to the game. After 45 minutes, add the remainder of the wine, a little water, marg. or oil, celery and onions, Simmer 5 minutes. Add bouillon cube, spices, simmer until celery and onions are partially cooked. Now turn heat up a little more to let water boil off. As water disappears, add mushrooms. Just before it starts to fry, remove from heat.

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