Teresa Malkemus Recipe

Squirrel Stew for a Crowd

By Teresa Malkemus Cake_Nonny


Recipe Rating:
Serves:
Makes 15 gallons
Cooking Method:
Stove Top

Teresa's Story

Granny used to say this stew was a perfect way to feed a lot of people without a lot of fuss. A one-dish meal that will serve a whole neighborhood.

Ingredients

70
squirrels, cut up
2 large
stewing chickens, cut up
6 gal
water
2 1/2 lb
salt pork
2 1/2 gal
lima beans
3 1/2 gal
cubed peeled potatoes
4 gal
chopped peeled tomatoes
1 gal
cubed peel carrots
2 1/2 gal
freshly cut corn
1 gal
shredded cabbage (optional)
1
pod red pepper, chopped
3/4 c
black pepper
1 3/4 c
salt
2 1/4 c
sugar

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Clean, dress and cut up squirrels and chickens. (If your hunter are not ardent squirrel hunters you can increase the number of chickens used. If using all chickens you will need 24)
2
Bring 4 gallons of water to boil in 30 gallon kettle. Add squirrel and chicken pieces. Cook stirring often, until meat fall off the bone. Remove bones and add remaining water.
3
Chop salt pork, fry out and add pork drippings to boiling mixture.
4
Add beans, potatoes, tomatoes, carrots and corn in order. Continue cooking and stirring until vegetables are tender.
5
Add cabbage and seasonings, and cook 1 hour, until stew is thick and flavors well blended.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Chicken Soups, Other Soups
Main Ingredient: Wild Game
Regional Style: American

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4 Comments

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gaynel mohler gaynel
Jun 12, 2012
Oh my goodness. you'd be days trying to get meat off them squirrels ( poor ROCKY ) Fun to read tho :)
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Sandy Mika mikasldy
Jun 11, 2012
some of those old cook books are just so interesting.
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Sandy Mika mikasldy
Jun 11, 2012
oh no, next yer gonna post for bambi stew LOL
I think I might try it with maybe some pork in place of them cute little critters :)
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Brian Matthews sparkalow
Jun 11, 2012
Wow that is a lot of squirrels!