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Easy Squirrel Brown Gravy
« on: May 07, 2018, 07:14:13 PM »
Per Mike's (Bicycleman) request. Here's an easy way to make a squirrel gravy. Measurements don't need to be precise and the only essential ingredients are squirrels, onions, oil, flour, and seasoning.

Squirrels (any number depending upon number of guests/pot size)
Seasoning (black pepper, red pepper, onion powder, garlic powder, salt)
1 medium white or yellow onion (chopped)
1 bell pepper (chopped)
Oil (enough to almost cover the bottom of pot)
1/4 cup flour

Cut up squirrels, dry off, season
Heat oil over medium to medium high and add squirrels (we're browning them not trying to cook thoroughly) - First picture
Once squirrels are browned, remove, lower heat to medium low to medium, then add onion, bell pepper, and flour, stir
Important - stir almost constantly for the next 5 to 10 minutes until the flour and oil is brown. - Second picture (note flour on utensil and bottom of pot)
Add water to almost cover squirrels - Third picture
At this point you can cover it and leave on stove top at low simmer or do like I do and stick it in the oven at 300 degrees (both for 2 to 2.5 hrs) until
squirrels are tender and water has cooked down to a respectable gravy. - Last picture
Serve over rice.

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Re: Easy Squirrel Brown Gravy
« Reply #1 on: May 07, 2018, 09:03:04 PM »
John, now you have gone and done it - I am homesick for some Louisiana cooking. 
That look very tasty. 
One little question:  Do you do sticky rice or the flaky style?
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Re: Easy Squirrel Brown Gravy
« Reply #2 on: May 07, 2018, 09:25:27 PM »
Sticky. I noticed my recipe is basically the same as yours. But as you know, everyone makes gumbo and brown gravy pretty much the same way, but everyone's gumbo and gravy tastes different.
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Re: Easy Squirrel Brown Gravy
« Reply #3 on: May 07, 2018, 09:34:17 PM »
Looks absolutely fantastic!
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Re: Easy Squirrel Brown Gravy
« Reply #4 on: May 07, 2018, 09:35:24 PM »
Looks absolutely fantastic!


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Re: Easy Squirrel Brown Gravy
« Reply #5 on: May 07, 2018, 09:41:13 PM »
. . . but everyone's gumbo and gravy tastes different.  <---  That is very true.
When we moved, the essential things came along and other things stayed in Louisiana until later.  And some things were overlooked:  My favorite rice cooking pot is one thing overlooked in the excitement.  Another thing I left behind was a 5 gallon bucket with about 3,000 rounds of 22LR, some targets, some special sizes of allen keys, etc.  I also left a pair of dress shoes - I missed those on Easter Sunday.  And there are many other things I have missed since we came here.  But we should be going back in June for finish packing up.
Can you guess which of all these left behind items I miss the most!  >:(
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Re: Easy Squirrel Brown Gravy
« Reply #6 on: May 07, 2018, 09:48:12 PM »
I'd have to guess the rice cooking pot. I should of mentioned I added chicken only because I married a city girl who won't eat squirrel. The next squirrels I cook I'll make a sauce piquante (tomato sauce /medium roux), take pictures, and post recipe.
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Re: Easy Squirrel Brown Gravy
« Reply #7 on: May 07, 2018, 10:28:18 PM »
Looks delicious John!  Thanks for posting the recipe.  What type of oil do you prefer to use?

Mike,
If I had to guess I 'd say you miss the rice cooking pot the most, but that's only a guess because nothing really sticks out in your post ;D

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Re: Easy Squirrel Brown Gravy
« Reply #8 on: May 07, 2018, 10:33:31 PM »
Please put a picture of some biscuits next to that last picture. 
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Re: Easy Squirrel Brown Gravy
« Reply #9 on: May 08, 2018, 09:59:37 AM »
Ray, this is the recipe I used an hour ago when I made biscuits for my Judy and me.


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Re: Easy Squirrel Brown Gravy
« Reply #10 on: May 08, 2018, 09:16:40 PM »
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Please put a picture of some biscuits next to that last picture.
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Harry, I used canola oil, but vegetable oil or even olive oil will do.
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Re: Easy Squirrel Brown Gravy
« Reply #11 on: May 17, 2018, 11:36:09 AM »
I make biscuits from memory as a must with wild game-n-gravy!
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Re: Easy Squirrel Brown Gravy
« Reply #12 on: May 17, 2018, 11:43:43 AM »
Simple......and looks yummy!

Thanks for sharing, John!
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Re: Easy Squirrel Brown Gravy
« Reply #13 on: May 17, 2018, 01:19:11 PM »
Man that looks good! Need to try that real soon! Wonder if it works with rabbits too??? :D
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Re: Easy Squirrel Brown Gravy
« Reply #14 on: May 20, 2018, 07:56:26 PM »
He's basically browning the rue to take the floury flavor out of it and give it a pleasing color and a bit of nutty flavor.
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Re: Easy Squirrel Brown Gravy
« Reply #15 on: December 23, 2018, 11:13:13 PM »
I'd have to guess the rice cooking pot. I should of mentioned I added chicken only because I married a city girl who won't eat squirrel. The next squirrels I cook I'll make a sauce piquante (tomato sauce /medium roux), take pictures, and post recipe.
Anyone know how to make this?
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Re: Easy Squirrel Brown Gravy
« Reply #18 on: December 24, 2018, 04:48:33 PM »
Hey, John, those other guys need a recipe for a "sauce piquante".  I am from Acadia Parish and I have made many "sauce piquante"(s); I made that sauce with chicken, pork, Catfish, and squirrels.
That stuff really looks good in your pictures.  YUMMMMMY!






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Re: Easy Squirrel Brown Gravy
« Reply #19 on: February 20, 2021, 10:30:31 AM »
I tried something like this last night but I think I need to try the real thing.  I had some Heinz turkey gravy in a bottle left over from Christmas dinner.  It wasn't too good with the turkey and it wasn't too good with the squirrel either.  I didn't have any rice so I used some egg noodles I had on hand.  I am not a rice fan but I may buy some anyway.  But I might make it again with "real" gravy instead of the store bought first still using noodles.  But it is certainly edible.

I am not patient enough to cook squirrel for 2 to 2.5 hours.  I browned it and then simmered it but only for less than 45 minutes.  The squirrel was still pretty tender.  I tried a front leg at about 20 minutes and it was not very tender.  My conclusion is 45 minutes to an hour is enough for me. 
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