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Squirrel Legs

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"This is my own recipe for the greatest tasting squirrel legs. This gourmet recipe makes a great main dish on any occasion."

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  • PREP

    30 mins
  • COOK

    1 hr
  • READY IN

    1 hr 30 mins

Directions

  1. Cook the bacon in a large skillet over medium heat until crispy; drain on paper towels, cool and crumble; set aside. Reserve grease in the skillet.
  2. While the bacon is cooking, season the squirrel with salt and pepper, and set aside. In a resealable bag, mix together flour and cornstarch. Whisk together eggs and milk until smooth. Dredge the squirrel in the flour mixture, shake off excess flour, then dip into egg mixture, shaking off excess egg. Dredge again in the flour, and set aside.
  3. Pour all but two tablespoons of bacon fat from the skillet, and place over medium-high heat. When the fat is hot, cook the squirrel pieces until golden brown, 3 to 4 minutes per side, then set aside.
  4. Turn heat down to medium; add the onions, garlic, and shallot and cook for 3 minutes, until soft. Pour in the chicken stock, and add the bay leaf and minced thyme. Increase heat to medium-high and bring to a simmer. Add the squirrel, return to a simmer, cover, then turn heat to medium-low. Cook until very tender, about 30 minutes.
  5. Remove the squirrel legs to a serving platter and spoon the sauce over them. Sprinkle with crumbled bacon and serve.
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Reviews More Reviews

Aug 18, 2007

Wonderful recipe--with chicken legs! Just happened to be out of squirrel ;)

 
Jan 03, 2011

I love squirrel. Great recipe. My ultimate favorite will always be with biscuits & gravy.

 

6 Ratings

Oct 30, 2007

Sorry.... I didn't like this recipe. I think it was the garlic. I nornally love garlic, but in this case it clashed with the flavor of the squirrel. I think I'll stick to braising my squirrel in a can of rotel. The tomatoes and the peppers just make the flavor pop.

 
Aug 06, 2007

Awesome recipe. I recommend everyone tries it.

 
Jul 23, 2015

I used chicken legs because to me squirrels are not a food item, and leeks because I had no onions. The next time I make this I'm going to skip the breading - unfortunately (as I suspected would happen) once the legs are in the liquid the breading gets soggy. Plus it really doesn't add anything to the flavor or texture. I would fry the legs without breading. Otherwise the flavor is good, especially once you add the bacon, which lends a smokiness to the sauce.

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 416 kcal
  • 21%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 33.8 g
  • 11%
  • Cholesterol
  • 203 mg
  • 68%
  • Fat
  • 14.2 g
  • 22%
  • Fiber
  • 1.4 g
  • 6%
  • Protein
  • 36 g
  • 72%
  • Sodium
  • 590 mg
  • 24%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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