Appetizers

An alternative to the usual bacon-wrapped venison-on-a-toothpick recipe, this one combines smokey canned oysters, scallions and, of course, bacon. Also, try it with fresh, “unsmoked” medium-sized oysters, preferably from Apalachicola, Fla,  — home of the world’s best oysters. Partially cooking the bacon before wrapping will keep the meat from overcooking while waiting for the bacon…

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bacon-fried-squirrel

Anything fried, squirrel included, tastes pretty good. In this recipe, the squirrel is first fried and then simmered in liquid until tender. Pro tip: young squirrels taste much better than old ones. If you are worried about fat and cholesterol, eat a carrot. Looking for more ways to prepare squirrel? Give these recipes a try.…

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Fish and game cooks love to wrap stuff in bacon. “OK, here’s the deal, you take your goose and cut it into little strips. Then, you soak it in a combination of Worcestershire, ketchup, Italian dressing, garlic, onion and Coca-Cola for…oh, about 3 days. Then, you wrap ‘em up in jalapeño pepper and bacon and…

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Here’s one of the winners of the 2004 Best of Bacon Contest, submitted by Tim Cross of St. Charles, MO. Thanks Tim! Enjoy your prize package that included Ducks Unlimited Seasonings and Rubs, Marinades and Seasoning Blends by Lawry’s.

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