Since squirrel season is here and my youngest thinks we need to go every weekend, my freezer is filling up with squirrels. So after this mornings hunt I put 2 of the 3 squirrels in the crock pot to start the squirrel stew he wanted me to make when we started hunting last weekend. I have always just fried everyone I have shot so this was something new for me. I have made stews before but not with these little dudes.
I decided I would use the crock pot to cook them up nice and tender so the meat would fall off the bones. Season salt and garlic powder and six hours later all is well(and very good as is). I deboned them and put them right back in the crock pot with all the juice. I added onion, carrots and spuds, just covered it all with water and put it in the fridge for tomorrow.
I will put it back on the heat in the morning and add a few things when I get home after work(corn starch to thicken) and see what I end up with. The wife thinks I should add a brown gravy mix, it will thicken it plus add some more wanted favor and color(I couldn’t even get her to even try the squirrel meat so why is she even worried about how it taste is beyond me, she’s not even going to try it)
On a good note I couldn’t keep my 10 year old out of it while I was deboning the meat, he wants me to just cook some in the crock pot and eat it as is.
If this turns out like I hope it will I know what I’m making for deer camp this year, big ol pot of it!