The Fuzzy Nutter

Go Eat . . . Squirrel?

Posted by MSeech on November 1, 2007

R.L. Stine scared kids with Goosebumps: Go Eat Worms. Thomas Rockwell’s How to Eat Fried Worms was turned into a movie. Now, the Oct. 31 edition of the NY Post gave us another stomach-churning delicacy, not to mention another reason to pick on New Jersey.

Not that he’s squeamish. He explains that he skins squirrels, pulls the fur off, then guts and cleans the animal. Then he puts it in salt and lets it sit overnight.

“I boil it in water and then toss it in a pan,” DeGroat said. “I serve it with rich or mashed potatoes. I like my squirrel with barbecue sauce, garlic, mustard and ketchup,” he said. “It’s not a whole lot of meat. You have to put three or four squirrels together for a good meal.”


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