FRIED SQUIRREL WITH BISCUITS AND GRAVY
4 squirrels, quartered Crock Pot
3/4 cup all-purpose flour Large Bowl
1 tablespoon salt Medium Bowl
1 teaspoon pepper Large Iron Skillet
4 slices bacon, cut up
1 egg, beaten Baking Sheet
2 tablespoons butter Glass or Cutter
1 white onion
1 cup self-rising flour
1 1/2 cups buttermilk
2 tablespoons shortening
1 teaspoon salt
Cut up apples, onion and orange and place in a crock pot
Cover with water and cook till meat becomes tender
Check frequently since all squirrels do not tenderize at the same rate of time. Do not allow squirrel to over tenderize and fall apart.
After meat is done, remove and allow to cool completely
Mix salt, flour, pepper in a bowl
Dip dry squirrel quarters in well beaten egg and dredge in the flour mixture
Place bacon and butter in large iron skillet and heat, then add squirrel
Fry on very low heat uncovered till brown, about twenty minutes on each side.
Mix dry ingredients and cut in shortening
Add buttermilk and fold dough by hand
Place dough on floured surface and flatten by hand to a thickness of about 1 inch
Cut biscuits with a floured cutter or drinking glass
Bake on top rack at 375 degrees till tops are golden (about 10 minutes), remove and spread butter on tops and replace in oven for another five minutes or till brown.
Remove fried squirrel, pour off most of the grease leaving a little for gravy base
Brown a small palm full of all-purpose flour and grease, add 1 cup of cold water and stir
Salt to taste.
Serve with rice.
NOTE: If one appreciates the natural game flavor of squirrel the apples and oranges should not be added in the parboiling process since these remove the wild taste from the squirrel. Serves four