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Discussion in 'The Duck Hunters Forum' started by howard s., Aug 13, 2020.
Squirrel brains , nope gonna have to pass.
Squirrel and dumplings, yes mam.
Bud & I went squirrel hunting fairly often. Take em back to his house we would clean em & his mom would fry em up with plenty of pepper. Squirrel brains with scrambled eggs after a hunt was normal, tried it a time or 2 but preferred sausage.
Several years ago I read an article about some folks in Kentucky getting some variant of mad cow disease from eating squirrel brains. I believe I would have to take a pass if ever offered the dish.
We called those "Cathead Biscuits" because they were the size of a cats head,LOL.
Anyway my Mother always fried ours in a cast iron skillet till nice and brown,then she would make gravy using the pan drippings,put the fried squirrel in a baking dish and cover with the gravy she made and bake them until they fell off the bone,add some homemade biscuits and honey,incredible.
Now days I just put them in a crockpot with no water added,season and cook until they fall apart,then either eat them as is or make squirrel pot pies,either way is great.
Also when I was young my father ate them all the time,I tried them once didn't really care for them myself.
Earlier this year I got into a patch of woods with a good population of squirrels. After a couple different recipes I settled on this
Dredge in seasoned flour and fry in a pan. Then add water/stock and let simmer until very tender.
Remove squirrel and add flour to thicken and make a gravy.
Pour gravy over squirrel and enjoy
To the OP, I've ate pig brains but think ill pass on squirrel. Like others I've read about squirrel brain being connected to certain diseases, and i don't want to take that chance
People used to eat a lot of things when starvation was a legitimate concern.
I love squirrel meat but am not eating nervous system tissue unless things get real bad.
Crockpot with no water added???.
Brains? Man, how hungry are y’all??
Some folks truly love them. I was always "meh" when it came to squirrel brains. They are okay, but I never thought worth the trouble. Hog brain and eggs though is some great stuff.
this was my first thought. Lots of rootin around for a real tiny little morsel. Never tried so I couldn’t tell you how big a squirrels brain is lol, but I gotta think pretty small for all the hassle