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Smother - Fried Squirrel
Our thanks to Ryan Waters for submiting this recipe.

~ 6 young squirrels, cleaned & cut into serving pieces, use only the back legs & backstrap
~ 1 cup shortening
~ 3 cups flour
~ salt and pepper
~ 1 cup water
~ 1 cup milk
~ 1 small onion, sliced

Clean squirrels thoroughly, making sure to remove any hair and shotshell pellets.

Salt and pepper the flour to taste.

Heat the shortening in a large skillet.

Dredge squirrel pieces in flour mixture until well coated. Reserve 1/4 cup of the flour.

Fry squirrel in shortening until light brown. Remove, and pat dry with a towel.

Add the onion to the skillet and brown. Add the water, milk and the 1/4 cup of reserved flour. Stir well.

Bring to a boil and add squirrel pieces. Reduce heat and simmer for 5 to 10 minutes.

Serve with mashed potatoes and cornbread or biscuits.


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