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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1 h 30 m servings 416 cals
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  • Calories:
  • 416 kcal
  • 21%
  • Fat:
  • 14.2 g
  • 22%
  • Carbs:
  • 33.8g
  • 11%
  • Protein:
  • 36 g
  • 72%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 203 mg
  • 68%
  • Sodium:
  • 590 mg
  • 24%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
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  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.



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

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

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...

Awesome recipe. I recommend everyone tries it.

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...