Squirrel Dumplings


This is an excellent way to cook old squirrels which are too tough for frying.


  • 2 dressed squirrels, 2 to 2½ lbs
  • 2½ cups water
  • 1½ tsp salt
  • Dash of black pepper
  • 2 tbsp
  • Parsley
  • Dumpling Recipe



Wipe thoroughly with a damp cloth and pick off any hair . Remove any shot Then wash well inside and out with warm water Cut into serving pieces Put squirrel into a kettle, add water and salt heat to boiling, then reduce heat cover tightly and simmer until very tender, from 2 to 3 hrs the time depending on age of animal The meat should be almost ready to fall from the bones Add pepper and butter Increase the heat until liquid boils Lay the rolled dumplings over the top of squirrel, cover tightly and cook for 12 to 15 minutes Do not lift cover during cooking


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