~ squirrels, amount depends how hungry you are
~ 1 large onion, chopped
~ couple stalks celery, chopped
~ 1 - 2 carrots, chopped
~ water, beer or chicken stock
Clean and quarter squirrels. Add to a large soup pot. Cover with water, beer or chicken stock.
Add the onion, celery, carrots and peppercorns to taste.
Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer until meat is tender.
Remove meat from pot and cool. Remove bones. Keep the meat in nugget size pieces.
In a bowl, mix some flour and beer together to a "gravy consistency". Season to taste with paprika. Dip the nuggets into the batter and deep fry to a golden brown.
Serve with ketchup, ranch dressing or homemade plum jam for dipping.
Recipe by Domenick Ottoviani