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Oven Fried Squirrel



Frying and Seasoning Fresh Veggies in Frying Pan for Oven Fried Squirrel Recipe - Critter Cookbook

Squirrel is very healthy to eat and many food experts suggest that eating squirrel is actually an environmentally responsible meal choice.

As, it’s a sustainable, healthy, and local meat source. Whether you’re cooking squirrel, having a bowl of squirrel stew, squirrel pot pie, or fried squirrel. Squirrel meat has a rustic nutty flavor to the meat. This comes from the squirrels spending their life stuffing themselves on all sorts of nuts. Such as hickory nuts, hazelnuts, walnuts, pecans, and almonds. Now, we know that eating squirrels isn’t something on everybody’s bucket list – but, you must be considering cooking up some squirrel or you could be visiting our squirrel recipe. 😉 Give is great tasting squirrel recipe a try and drop a comment or a photo in our comments section to let us know how you liked or disliked eating squirrel – if that happens to be the case.

Frying and Seasoning Fresh Veggies in Frying Pan for Oven Fried Squirrel Recipe - Critter Cookbook

Oven-Fried Squirrel

Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 2


  • 1 squirrel cleaned
  • 4 eggs
  • ½ cup Fryin’ Magic® seasoned coating mix
  • ½ cup flour
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1/3 cup canola oil or vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup of chicken broth wine, or water


  • Preheat oven to 375°F.
  • Pat meat dry with paper towel to remove any moisture.
  • Crack eggs into a shallow bowl and beat with a fork.
  • In another shallow bowl, combine Fryin’ Magic with flour and any desired spices.
  • Cover the bottom of a skillet with both oils and butter.
  • Dip the squirrel in egg mixture, then into flour mixture. Place in skillet.
  • Brown the meat well on all sides, about 20 minutes over medium heat.
  • Place squirrel in a baking dish. Deglaze the skillet with broth, scraping up any brown bits with a wooden spoon. Pour the contents of the skillet over the meat.
  • Bake for 1 hour at 375°F.
Keyword small game, squirrel, wild game

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