Out in the wilderness, small game will be the proverbial bread and butter of your survival. We'll ease you into it with a nice squirrel stew instead of the rat burgers we had planned.
The good thing about squirrels is that they breed like their distant rabbit cousins so there should be an ample supply. Another good thing to note is that tree and ground squirrels both are active year round, although it becomes considerably harder to find them in their nests during the winter months.
Squirrels are pretty easy to hunt considering they may be captured with snares or traps in addition to using small firearms.
For today's recipe, and without further adieu, we proudly present our stew.
These ingredients are somewhat interchangeable, but here are the basics:
- 2 Squirrels
- 2 qt Boiling Water
- 2 Cups of Corn
- 2 or 3 Sliced Potatoes
- 1 Medium Onion, sliced
- 1 tb each of salt/sugar
- 1/2 tb of cayenne pepper
- 4 tb Butter
Clean and prepare the squirrels as you would any other game. Cut the squirrel meat into pieces about the size of a blueberry. Boil with all ingredients (except butter) combined in a pot for about 4-5 minutes, then cover and simmer for 2 hours. Remove lid, stir in your butter and serve to all your happy houseguests. (Which hopefully aren't many considering you only cooked 2 squirrels.)