I went on down the hollow a bit and got two more...
That was all I needed to make a batch of my squirrel stew.. so I went on back home them.
I will take you thru my recipe for squirrel stew in case any of you want to give it a try.
If I kill young squirrels (1/2 grown, to 3/4 grown) I fry those up like chicken (my wife does)... but older squirrels like these I make stew out of them.
Dumplins are good too, but I am not a big dumplin fan myself.
Below is what they look like after being cleaned and quartered...
Below is a pic I took of them in my slow cooker...
I put half a stick of butter in the slow cooker and had it set on High Heat... Once that melted a bit, I added chopped onions and celery, and two cloves of garlic minced.
I let that cook for 20 minutes or so, until the veggies had softened and caramelized some.
I then seasoned the squirrel pieces with salt and pepper, and some McCormics seasoning... and placed then in the pot...
I added 1 pint of homemade bone broth (I make my own).. and that near covered the meat. Perfect.
I let it cook on high 1 hour, then turned down to low, where it just simmers... and let it simmer for another 4 hours.
after 1 hour of high heat adn 4 hours on low... the meat was very tender and just fell off the bones easily.
I removed the squirrel pieces from the pot, took the meat off the bones and added the meat back to the pot.
Then I added potatoes, carrots, 1 pint of my homemade canned tomatoes, a little broccoli and chopped green onions and some pasta - seasoned with salt and pepper to taste... letting all that cook a while longer until the veggies were nice and tender.