Frying squirrels is pretty simple. Just lay cut up pieces out on the counter top and sprinkle with salt, pepper and garlic powder on one or both sides, flour and fry in vegetable oil until golden brown.
Missouri bushy-tails make good eating — as long as you clean them properly. Nine illustrated steps show you how.
As always, never eat a wild mushroom unless you're certain of its identity and it has been cooked.
Learn how to cook & serve Missouri's wild bounty
Jan Phillips' award-winning book was published in 1979 and is now out of print. We've preserved it here. Learn how to turn wild Missouri plants into biscuits, fritters, jellies, juices, pancakes, pies, salads, soups, wines and more. Color illustrations help you identify plants that are poisonous or have poisonous parts.