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Bacon-Fried Squirrel

Anything fried, squirrel included, tastes pretty good. The squirrels are first fried and then simmered in liquid until tender. Young squirrels taste much better than old ones. If you are worried about fat and cholesterol, eat a carrot.

Courses: Main Course
Serves: 4 people

Recipe Ingredients

4   Young squirrels - each cut 6 to 8 pieces
1/2 teaspoon 2.5mlSalt
1/2 teaspoon 2.5mlFreshly-ground black pepper
1/2 teaspoon 2.5mlGarlic powder
1/4 cup 15g / 0.5ozAll-purpose flour
8 slices  Bacon - chopped
1/4 cup 15g / 0.5ozOnion - sliced
2   Celery stalks - sliced
1 tablespoon 15mlFresh rosemary leaves - minced
2 teaspoons 10mlLemon juice
1 cup 237mlChicken broth
4 cups 640g / 22ozWarm cooked rice

Recipe Instructions

Combine salt, pepper, garlic powder and flour. Dredge squirrels in flour mixture. Cook bacon in a heavy skillet over medium heat until browned. Fry squirrel pieces in bacon grease until medium brown. Add remaining ingredients and reduce heat to simmer. Cover and cook for about 1 1/2 hours or until squirrel pieces are tender. Serve with warm rice.

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