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Epicurean Kentuckian Critique: Old Squirrel should be boiled

Larry Joe advises Billy Joe - Comment on Kentucky Color: You fry the greys and boil the fox squirrels

Larry Joe Murray writes:
I think that a fox squirrel that age would have to be boiled and make dumplings . We always fried the greys and boiled the fox squirrels - Larry Joe Murray
Comments re article 56568 Kentucky Color Fox Squirrel

Thanks, Larry Joe : BJ did say young squirrels, I think. I had wondered about this myself, remembering that a whole grey fried up wasn't but enough to kindle the appetite of a growing boy. An I was intrigued by the size of the Fox Squirrels: Up to 3 pounds, or 75% of the optimum weight of a frying rabbit. A four rabbit dresses out to 2 pounds, and for some reason, that much rabbit could feed a multitude. I'm hoping there be a trend of eating more wild food, and that groundhog will catch on. I know they are cute, but for some good reason, the Almighty must have put them here for a purpose. We hope it's found and everyone will Eat More Groundhog. I hope some readers will send in favorite Groundhog recipes soon, and start a trend. -EW

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