Joined: 10 Feb 2007
|Posted: Sun Feb 11, 2007 12:05 am Post subject: mr fluffy....................
|SQUIRRELS IN CIDER.
4oz fat ham diced,
rough scrumpy ,to barely cover,
2 tablespoons butter,
8 oz hot cream,
1/2 tablespoon flour,1 tablespoon butter mixed,
salt and pepper.
skin,clean and disjoint the 3 plump early winter squirrels.soak the pieces in cold salted water for 20 minutes,wipe them dry and dust in seasoned flour.in a heavy skillet,brown the diced ham fat.add the squirrels and prown the pieces well on all sides in the ham fat.add barely enough rough scrumpy to cover the squirrel,cover the skillet and simmer untill most of it has evaporated and the meat is tender.add the butter,increase the heat,and quickly brown the pieces of meat oncemore.remove the squirrel to a warmed serving platter,add the cream to the juices remaining in the skillet to deglaze.stir in,bit by bit, the flour and butter paste,add the seasoning to taste,and strain the sauce into a gravy boat.