Boiled Squirrels and Dumplings

Boiled Squirrels And Dumplings Recipe

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Raven Higheagle


If you can't find squirrel the rabbit will work just fine.


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20 Min
20 Min
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4 c
all purpose flour
3/4 tsp
baking soda
5 tsp
baking powder
1 tsp
3 Tbsp
butter crisco
2 c
1/4 stick

How to Make Boiled Squirrels and Dumplings


  • 1Squirrel
  • 2Skin the squirrel then cut in half. Boil in water seasoned generously with salt and pepper for about 15 minutes.
  • 3Touch with fork to make sure it is tender. Then take out squirrel from the broth and add a large can of evaporated milk and ½ stick of butter. Allow to simmer while making your dumplings.
  • 4Dumplings
  • 5Sift all dry ingredients. Add Crisco and mix with a pastry blender. Add buttermilk a little at a time stirring the mixture until a soft ball forms (like the consistency of biscuit dough).
  • 6Lay out wax paper or a pastry sheet and sprinkle with flour. Make dough into four balls and roll each ball out thin. If dough is too sticky add more flour. Cut into squares with a knife.
  • 7Bring squirrel broth and pet milk to a boil. Make sure there is enough in the pot to fill at least half the pot. If there is not, add more water.
  • 8Drop dumplings into boiling broth a handful at a time. When they are all in, turn down heat to low, put lid on the pot and let simmer for 15 minutes.
  • 9Get out a bowl, add some dumplings and squirrel and enjoy!

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About Boiled Squirrels and Dumplings

Course/Dish: Wild Game
Main Ingredient: Wild Game
Regional Style: Southern
Other Tag: Heirloom

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