Just say no: squirrels belong in trees!
January 15, 2011
Today I had my first ever encounter where squirrel was on the menu. It came in the form of squirrel stew, delivered by a customer at work. The stew steamed and warmed my hands as I carried it to my car. When I asked the customer how one prepares squirrel, he said something, if I understood him correctly, about boiling it and then broiling it and then frying it. That should have been my first warning!
I got home and zealously took my first spoonful of the stew . . . I will now end this story, except for telling you that the squirrel stew is in the trash can outside by orders from my wife who now refuses to tolerate the smell in her house, EVER!
If you’re tempted to eat squirrel, wonder how it might taste, or want to make a warm squirrel stew on a wintry day, resist the urge! Squirrels belong in trees, not in soups. They’re cute to look at, not to eat. There’s a reason you’ve never seen squirrel-noodle soup in the grocery store; stick with chicken.