Squirrel Fricassee

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READY IN: 1hr 10mins
SERVES: 2-3
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Wash squirrel thoroughly inside and out in warm water.
  • Drain well and cut into serving pieces.
  • Never wash after cutting up.
  • Combine salt, pepper, and flour.
  • Dredge meat in mixture and coat well.
  • Heat shortening in a heavy skillet.
  • Brown meat slowly on all sides to a rich brown, about 15 minutes.
  • Add 1/4 cup of water, cover tightly.
  • Reduce heat and simmer gently until tender, approx about 30 minutes.
  • Add remaining water as needed.
  • Squirrel should be very tender when done.
  • Remove squirrel to a hot platter, cover and keep warm.
  • Blend leftover seasoned flour into the fat remaining in skillet.
  • Add milk gradually and cook until gravy boils and thickens, stirring constantly.
  • Serve at once with squirrel.
  • Add the minced onion for additional flavor, if desired.
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