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Fried Squirrel With Onion Gravy


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  • 5 dressed squirrels cut serving pieces
  • Flour as needed
  • Salt to taste
  • Freshly-ground black pepper to taste
  • 4 slices bacon
  • 1 cup peanut oil
  • 1/8 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/3 cup chopped onion


Servings 5


Step 1

Season flour with salt and pepper and coat squirrel. Fry bacon in large skillet. Remove bacon and drain on paper towels. Crumble bacon and set aside.

Add peanut oil to drippings in skillet and heat over medium heat. Add squirrel pieces and cook until tender. Remove squirrel from pan; drain on paper towels. Reserve 1/8 cup drippings in the skillet.

Make gravy by adding the 1/8 cup flour to the drippings, stirring until smooth. Cook 1 minute, stirring constantly. Gradually add water, stirring well. Add onion and cook over medium heat, stirring constantly until thickened and bubbly. Season to taste with salt and pepper and top with bacon crumbs.

Serve for breakfast with hot biscuits, hash browns and muscadine jelly on the side.

This recipe yields 5 to 10 servings.

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