Simple rice and gravy squirrel dish.

What wine do you pair with squirrel? Since it is still a game meat, and a dark meat at that, a red wine would work best – especially with this heavier dish of gravy and rice. But really, even a great Chardonnay would go well with this dish. Try Michael David Winery Chardonnay 

Simple Squirrel (Hillbilly squirrel & gravy over rice)


  • 2 squirrels cut into 6 pieces each
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 11/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 oz vegetable oil +/-
  • 2 cups milk
  • 2 cups cooked rice white , brown , wild chose your favorite


  • Mix flour salt pepper in bag
  • Drop in squirrel parts 6 at a time shake well
  • Heat oil in # 8 cast iron firing pan
  • Brown/sear squirrel well over med-high heat 4 minuets per side remove to paper towels (will cook through during simmer)

Make gravy with pan drippings

  • Add flour from bag to oil in pan just enough to absorb most oil stir well (can remove some oil if necessary)
  • Add milk to pan stirring a lot (can be thin/watery for gravy , can add water to thin)
  • Salt & pepper as necessary
  • Add squirrel simmer with on low approx. 2 hours with lid ( until tender)
  • Cook rice as directed
  • Place squirrel back leg over rice spoon gravy over...EAT !

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