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Squirrel-stuffed pasties from Cornwall?

Polonius3 1,000 | 12,446
30 Oct 2011 #1
Anyone ever try these? In Michigan and other states (esp. in hilllbilly country) people go squirrel shooting and roast squirrel is quite nice.
hythorn 3 | 580
30 Oct 2011 #2
I have eaten grey squirrel - tasted a bit like rabbit.
took a lot of skinning though so it was not really worth the effort

in Cornwall and the States they are grey
In Poland they are red of course - dear little squirrel nutkins with not a lot of meat on them

they make hedgehog flavoured crisps (potato chips for our American cousins) in the UK too
OP Polonius3 1,000 | 12,446
30 Oct 2011 #3
The Cornish Truro company , producing the so-called traditional stuffed pastry. Cornish pasty (a type of baked large pie), introduced the variety of fillings from the gray squirrel

Gray squirrels imported from United States prevailed in the UK and displace native species of red, which are under protection. The proportion of gray to red is 70 to 1

In contrast to the red and gray squirrels are less fastidious in eating, are not particularly shy and quickly multiply. Also adapt well to life in the city. They are the terror of domestic gardens, where the empty bird feeders and dig up the seedlings.

The Cornish Food Box Company advertises its new product as a healthy and environmentally friendly. Lucy Jones, owner of the company claims that the Cornish meat pie with a squirrel fell to the customers taste.

- Some think that the gray squirrel is sweet and cute, but the same can be said about lambs for example, and no one except the vegetarians there is reluctance to eat them - he adds.

Part of the profit from the sale of new product Cornish has spent on the protection of endangered red squirrels.

hythorn 3 | 580
30 Oct 2011 #4
Some think that the gray squirrel is sweet and cute

there is nothing cute about them, they are rats with bushy tails
they raid song bird nests and ring bark sycamore trees - destructive bastards

they do not ring bark sycamores in the States only in the UK - it is truly amazing but true

I seem to remember that you can only eat the meat at certain times of the year.
I think spring is the only time that they are fit for eating
isthatu2 4 | 2,702
30 Oct 2011 #5
Well, they cull grey squirrels so why waste them...personnaly I think they are both cute animals and these days I wouldnt eat a pie,and Ive eaten my share of bush tucker , Kangaroo burgers, water buffalo burgers, ostrich steak.........and more than my share of beaver...........budum tisshhhh.
beckski 12 | 1,617
31 Oct 2011 #6
esp. in hilllbilly country

Sounds like something Granny would cook up for Jethro & Ellie May. YUCK!

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