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    jmcquown Guest

    Default Squirrel, anyone?

    Some people actually eat them. I prefer to watch them. I won't let my cat
    go out to eat them but she can plot all she likes:

    http://icanhascheezburger.wordpress....good-forks.jpg

    Of course, if I have to eat one I *will* use the good forks

    I'm making crab cakes to take to my mother for lunch. She'll be done with
    her physical therapy by lunchtime. She surely won't eat the hamburger she
    ordered for lunch. But it was that or more tough baked fish. She's never
    liked fish. She might eat the (baked) fries that come with the burger,
    though. I think fries will go perfectly well with crab cakes Remind me
    to take tartar sauce.

    Crab Cakes (from an old recipe book my mother no longer has, first posted
    back in 2002):

    3 c. cooked crabmeat (about 1-1/2 pounds)
    1/3 c. breadcrumbs
    2 Tbs. mayonnaise
    2 tsp. minced parsley
    1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
    1/4 tsp. pepper
    1/2 tsp. salt
    1/2 tsp. dry mustard
    1 large egg, lightly beaten
    3 Tbs. butter

    In large bowl, shred the crabmeat. Mix in remaining ingredients except
    butter. Divide into 8 cakes. In large skillet over medium heat, melt
    butter until hot. Fry cakes in butter, flattening gently with spatula as
    they are added , until golden brown on each side (turn once). Serves 4 @ 2
    cakes each.

    Jill


  2. #2
    Sqwertz Guest

    Default Re: Squirrel, anyone?

    jmcquown <[email protected]> wrote:

    > Some people actually eat them. I prefer to watch them. I won't let my cat
    > go out to eat them but she can plot all she likes:


    I've never had a cat that caught a squirrel. Chipmunks, birds,
    lizards, ducklings, rabbits, etc... but never a squirrel that
    I know of.

    -sw

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    Michael \Dog3\ Guest

    Default Re: Squirrel, anyone?

    "jmcquown" <[email protected]>
    news:[email protected]: in rec.food.cooking

    > Some people actually eat them. I prefer to watch them. I won't let
    > my cat go out to eat them but she can plot all she likes:
    >
    > http://icanhascheezburger.wordpress....ny-pictures-ca
    > t-asks-ted-to-get-the-steak-sauce-and-good-forks.jpg
    >
    > Of course, if I have to eat one I *will* use the good forks
    >
    > I'm making crab cakes to take to my mother for lunch. She'll be done
    > with her physical therapy by lunchtime. She surely won't eat the
    > hamburger she ordered for lunch. But it was that or more tough baked
    > fish. She's never liked fish. She might eat the (baked) fries that
    > come with the burger, though. I think fries will go perfectly well
    > with crab cakes Remind me to take tartar sauce.
    >
    > Crab Cakes (from an old recipe book my mother no longer has, first
    > posted back in 2002):


    <snip for space>

    You're rambling this morning A squirrel would probably have Persia
    for lunch instead of the other way around. Even Bart doesn't mess with
    the squirrels, 'coons or opossums. Bart does find rabbit and various
    types of fowl (for lack of a better word The house cats all sit on
    their perch in the kitchen plotting against the birds that use the bird
    bath

    I'll have to look but I think the recipe you posted is the one I finally
    was able to make with good results way back when I was going through my
    crab cakes crisis. They are very good and I was able to finally make
    them without them falling apart using your recipe.

    Michael
    --
    "Don't you always feel bad when they take away one of the spoons? It's
    like you ordered wrong."
    ~David Hyde Pierce

    Find me at: - michael at lonergan dot us dot com

  4. #4
    Omelet Guest

    Default Re: Squirrel, anyone?

    In article <[email protected]>,
    "jmcquown" <[email protected]> wrote:

    > Some people actually eat them. I prefer to watch them. I won't let my cat
    > go out to eat them but she can plot all she likes:
    >
    > http://icanhascheezburger.wordpress....ures-cat-asks-
    > ted-to-get-the-steak-sauce-and-good-forks.jpg
    >
    > Of course, if I have to eat one I *will* use the good forks


    That's a FAT squirrel! ;-)
    None of the ones around here are quite that big, but nobody nearby feeds
    them either.

    >
    > I'm making crab cakes to take to my mother for lunch. She'll be done with
    > her physical therapy by lunchtime. She surely won't eat the hamburger she
    > ordered for lunch. But it was that or more tough baked fish. She's never
    > liked fish. She might eat the (baked) fries that come with the burger,
    > though. I think fries will go perfectly well with crab cakes Remind me
    > to take tartar sauce.


    It's good to hear she's in physical therapy already! Wow.

    >
    > Crab Cakes (from an old recipe book my mother no longer has, first posted
    > back in 2002):
    >
    > 3 c. cooked crabmeat (about 1-1/2 pounds)
    > 1/3 c. breadcrumbs
    > 2 Tbs. mayonnaise
    > 2 tsp. minced parsley
    > 1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
    > 1/4 tsp. pepper
    > 1/2 tsp. salt
    > 1/2 tsp. dry mustard
    > 1 large egg, lightly beaten
    > 3 Tbs. butter
    >
    > In large bowl, shred the crabmeat. Mix in remaining ingredients except
    > butter. Divide into 8 cakes. In large skillet over medium heat, melt
    > butter until hot. Fry cakes in butter, flattening gently with spatula as
    > they are added , until golden brown on each side (turn once). Serves 4 @ 2
    > cakes each.
    >
    > Jill


    Wonder how that'd work with shrimp?
    --
    Peace! Om

    "Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them humanity cannot survive." -- Dalai Lama

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    Pete C. Guest

    Default Re: Squirrel, anyone?


    jmcquown wrote:
    >
    > Some people actually eat them. I prefer to watch them. I won't let my cat
    > go out to eat them but she can plot all she likes:
    >


    A cat I had many years ago used to chase squirrels and sometimes caught
    them. One time I watched him chasing one through a tree and out to the
    end of a large branch. The squirrel tried to jump to another branch and
    missed, and the cat skidded to a stop at the end of the branch and
    looked down smiling as the squirrel fell some 30' onto a rock. The cat
    then nonchalantly turned around and strolled back down out of the tree.
    The squirrel recovered while the cat was coming back down and ran off,
    but the cat was quite pleased

    I've tried squirrel and it's not bad. Stewed with tomatoes and peppers
    it's a bit like gamier chicken wings.

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    jmcquown Guest

    Default Re: Squirrel, anyone?

    Michael "Dog3" wrote:
    > "jmcquown" <[email protected]>
    > news:[email protected]: in rec.food.cooking
    >
    >> Some people actually eat them. I prefer to watch them. I won't let
    >> my cat go out to eat them but she can plot all she likes:
    >>
    >> http://icanhascheezburger.wordpress....ny-pictures-ca
    >> t-asks-ted-to-get-the-steak-sauce-and-good-forks.jpg
    >>
    >> Of course, if I have to eat one I *will* use the good forks
    >>
    >> I'm making crab cakes to take to my mother for lunch. She'll be done
    >> with her physical therapy by lunchtime. She surely won't eat the
    >> hamburger she ordered for lunch. But it was that or more tough baked
    >> fish. She's never liked fish. She might eat the (baked) fries that
    >> come with the burger, though. I think fries will go perfectly well
    >> with crab cakes Remind me to take tartar sauce.
    >>
    >> Crab Cakes (from an old recipe book my mother no longer has, first
    >> posted back in 2002):

    >
    > <snip for space>
    >
    > You're rambling this morning A squirrel would probably have Persia
    > for lunch instead of the other way around. Even Bart doesn't mess
    > with the squirrels, 'coons or opossums.


    Persia weighs 16 lbs. so she could certainly take on a squirrel. That's if
    I let her outside. And assuming some ass* hadn't front declawed her before
    she came to me.

    > Bart does find rabbit and
    > various types of fowl (for lack of a better word The house cats
    > all sit on their perch in the kitchen plotting against the birds that
    > use the bird bath
    >

    Of course they do! Down here Persia is on constant lizard watch. They love
    to tease her by running up and down the screens.

    > I'll have to look but I think the recipe you posted is the one I
    > finally was able to make with good results way back when I was going
    > through my crab cakes crisis. They are very good and I was able to
    > finally make them without them falling apart using your recipe.
    >
    > Michael



    That's good to know! I wish Mom hadn't thrown out the cookbook the recipe
    came from. There was probably lots of other good stuff in it I didn't
    bother to write down.

    Jill


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    jmcquown Guest

    Default Re: Squirrel, anyone?

    Omelet wrote:
    > In article <[email protected]>,
    > "jmcquown" <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> Crab Cakes (from an old recipe book my mother no longer has, first
    >> posted back in 2002):
    >>
    >> 3 c. cooked crabmeat (about 1-1/2 pounds)
    >> 1/3 c. breadcrumbs
    >> 2 Tbs. mayonnaise
    >> 2 tsp. minced parsley
    >> 1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
    >> 1/4 tsp. pepper
    >> 1/2 tsp. salt
    >> 1/2 tsp. dry mustard
    >> 1 large egg, lightly beaten
    >> 3 Tbs. butter
    >>
    >> In large bowl, shred the crabmeat. Mix in remaining ingredients
    >> except butter. Divide into 8 cakes. In large skillet over medium
    >> heat, melt butter until hot. Fry cakes in butter, flattening gently
    >> with spatula as they are added , until golden brown on each side
    >> (turn once). Serves 4 @ 2 cakes each.
    >>

    >
    > Wonder how that'd work with shrimp?



    Well, it's not a recipe for shrimp cakes so I wouldn't bet my life on the
    results.

    Jill


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    Ted Campanelli Guest

    Default Re: Squirrel, anyone?

    Ted shuffled out of his cave and grunted these great (and sometimes not
    so great) words of knowledge:
    > Some people actually eat them. I prefer to watch them. I won't let my cat
    > go out to eat them but she can plot all she likes:
    >
    > http://icanhascheezburger.wordpress....good-forks.jpg
    >
    > Of course, if I have to eat one I *will* use the good forks
    >
    > I'm making crab cakes to take to my mother for lunch. She'll be done with
    > her physical therapy by lunchtime. She surely won't eat the hamburger she
    > ordered for lunch. But it was that or more tough baked fish. She's never
    > liked fish. She might eat the (baked) fries that come with the burger,
    > though. I think fries will go perfectly well with crab cakes Remind me
    > to take tartar sauce.
    >
    > Crab Cakes (from an old recipe book my mother no longer has, first posted
    > back in 2002):
    >
    > 3 c. cooked crabmeat (about 1-1/2 pounds)
    > 1/3 c. breadcrumbs
    > 2 Tbs. mayonnaise
    > 2 tsp. minced parsley
    > 1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
    > 1/4 tsp. pepper
    > 1/2 tsp. salt
    > 1/2 tsp. dry mustard
    > 1 large egg, lightly beaten
    > 3 Tbs. butter
    >
    > In large bowl, shred the crabmeat. Mix in remaining ingredients except
    > butter. Divide into 8 cakes. In large skillet over medium heat, melt
    > butter until hot. Fry cakes in butter, flattening gently with spatula as
    > they are added , until golden brown on each side (turn once). Serves 4 @ 2
    > cakes each.
    >
    > Jill
    >


    Many people will not eat squirrel because they are "cute" (AKA "Bambi"
    for venison). Others will not eat squirrel because they are basically a
    rat with a bushy tail.

    However these same people eat lobster and crab (scavengers and bottom
    feeders), and appear to enjoy pheasant and quail (cute).

    Go figure

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    sf Guest

    Default Re: Squirrel, anyone?

    On Sat, 8 Nov 2008 07:29:23 -0600, Sqwertz <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    >jmcquown <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> Some people actually eat them. I prefer to watch them. I won't let my cat
    >> go out to eat them but she can plot all she likes:

    >
    >I've never had a cat that caught a squirrel. Chipmunks, birds,
    >lizards, ducklings, rabbits, etc... but never a squirrel that
    >I know of.
    >

    I had a cat that not only caught one, he ate everything except the
    tail.



    --
    I never worry about diets. The only carrots that
    interest me are the number of carats in a diamond.

    Mae West

  10. #10
    Gregory Morrow Guest

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    Sqwertz wrote:

    > I've never had a cat that caught a squirrel. Chipmunks, birds,
    > lizards, ducklings, rabbits, etc... but never a squirrel that
    > I know of.



    In your case, Steve, your cats have a squirrel for an *owner*...

    :-)


    --
    Best
    Greg

    " I find Greg Morrow lowbrow, witless, and obnoxious. For him to claim that
    we are some
    kind of comedy team turns my stomach."
    - "cybercat" to me on rec.food.cooking



  11. #11
    Mark Thorson Guest

    Default Re: Squirrel, anyone?

    Sqwertz wrote:
    >
    > jmcquown <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    > > Some people actually eat them. I prefer to watch them. I won't let my cat
    > > go out to eat them but she can plot all she likes:

    >
    > I've never had a cat that caught a squirrel. Chipmunks, birds,
    > lizards, ducklings, rabbits, etc... but never a squirrel that
    > I know of.


    When I had cats, gophers were the most common,
    but they'd take an occasional squirrel. Once
    I was cleaning up the house and found two squirrel
    tails right next to each other in a corner.
    No sign of the rest of the squirrels.

    A few minutes ago, I saw a coyote or coydog
    in the backyard for the first time in about
    two years. This one was all gray.

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    Omelet Guest

    Default Re: Squirrel, anyone?

    In article <[email protected]> ,
    "Gregory Morrow" <[email protected]> wrote:

    > Sqwertz wrote:
    >
    > > I've never had a cat that caught a squirrel. Chipmunks, birds,
    > > lizards, ducklings, rabbits, etc... but never a squirrel that
    > > I know of.

    >
    >
    > In your case, Steve, your cats have a squirrel for an *owner*...
    >
    > :-)


    Okay, that was funny. ;-D
    --
    Peace! Om

    "Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them humanity cannot survive." -- Dalai Lama

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    =?iso-8859-1?B?VEZNrg==?= Guest

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    "Sqwertz" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    > jmcquown <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> Some people actually eat them. I prefer to watch them. I won't let my
    >> cat
    >> go out to eat them but she can plot all she likes:

    >
    > I've never had a cat that caught a squirrel. Chipmunks, birds,
    > lizards, ducklings, rabbits, etc... but never a squirrel that
    > I know of.
    >
    > -sw


    I had one. Jasmine was her name.

    I came home and saw her with jaws clinched on the squirrel's neck.

    When I approached her, she got skeered I was gonna steal her squirrel..

    I backed off and went back to the truck for the camera. I have the pictures
    on one of these hard drives...

    Just take my word for it.


    TFM®


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    =?iso-8859-1?B?VEZNrg==?= Guest

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    > Of course they do! Down here Persia is on constant lizard watch. They
    > love to tease her by running up and down the screens.


    Our cats are on lizard patrol 24/7

    I know when a lizard is up high on the screen door when I hear "the retard"
    (her name) is stuck at the top of it.

    TFM®


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    PeterLucas Guest

    Default Re: Squirrel, anyone?

    TFM® <[email protected]> wrote in
    news:49161ba4$0$31562$[email protected] com:


    >
    > I had one. Jasmine was her name.
    >
    > I came home and saw her with jaws clinched on the squirrel's neck.
    >
    > When I approached her, she got skeered I was gonna steal her
    > squirrel..
    >
    > I backed off and went back to the truck for the camera. I have the
    > pictures on one of these hard drives...
    >
    > Just take my word for it.
    >



    We will.......... until you find the photos ;-)


    --
    Peter Lucas
    Brisbane
    Australia


    If we are not meant to eat animals,
    why are they made of meat?

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    Margaret Suran Guest

    Default Re: Squirrel, anyone?

    TFM® wrote:
    >
    >
    > "Sqwertz" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]..
    >> jmcquown <[email protected]> wrote:
    >>
    >>> Some people actually eat them. I prefer to watch them. I won't let
    >>> my cat
    >>> go out to eat them but she can plot all she likes:

    >>
    >> I've never had a cat that caught a squirrel. Chipmunks, birds,
    >> lizards, ducklings, rabbits, etc... but never a squirrel that
    >> I know of.
    >>
    >> -sw

    >
    > I had one. Jasmine was her name.
    >
    > I came home and saw her with jaws clinched on the squirrel's neck.
    >
    > When I approached her, she got skeered I was gonna steal her squirrel..
    >
    > I backed off and went back to the truck for the camera. I have the
    > pictures on one of these hard drives...
    >
    > Just take my word for it.
    >
    >
    > TFM®


    When I still lived with my parents in The Bronx, before I got married, I
    had a squirrel that lived on my fire escape in a little house that a
    carpenter made for it. It was a wild animal, but learned to trust me
    and came into the apartment when I opened the window, to get nuts and
    other foods, as well as to steal anything shiny in the room.

    The building superintendent had the sad chore to tell me that a stray
    cat had killed it, after it had lived safely on the fire escape for
    almost two years.

    In its little home, besides a large cache of nuts and other foods such
    as dry cereals, I also found my watch, a pair of tweezers, a pair of
    eyeglasses and lots of shiny coins.

    I always wondered afterwards, whether it had gotten too trusting and
    whether that had contributed to its death (remember the warning in "The
    Little Prince about taming wild animals?).

  17. #17
    DK Guest

    Default Re: Squirrel, anyone?

    jmcquown wrote:

    > Crab Cakes (from an old recipe book my mother no longer has, first
    > posted back in 2002):


    > Jill


    You already stole her recipe book, vulture?

    -dk

  18. #18
    jmcquown Guest

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    "Margaret Suran" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:gf5c6o$73s$1@registered.motza[email protected]..
    > When I still lived with my parents in The Bronx, before I got married, I
    > had a squirrel that lived on my fire escape in a little house that a
    > carpenter made for it. It was a wild animal, but learned to trust me and
    > came into the apartment when I opened the window, to get nuts and other
    > foods, as well as to steal anything shiny in the room.
    >
    > The building superintendent had the sad chore to tell me that a stray cat
    > had killed it, after it had lived safely on the fire escape for almost two
    > years.
    >
    > In its little home, besides a large cache of nuts and other foods such as
    > dry cereals, I also found my watch, a pair of tweezers, a pair of
    > eyeglasses and lots of shiny coins.
    >
    > I always wondered afterwards, whether it had gotten too trusting and
    > whether that had contributed to its death (remember the warning in "The
    > Little Prince about taming wild animals?).



    Sounds a bit like a cat I heard about, Margaret The programming manager
    at work had a cat that used to steal her rings and her watch when she took
    them off to wash dishes. She'd find them hidden away in the strangest
    places. Let's face it, animals are strange and also wonderful.

    Jill


  19. #19
    Omelet Guest

    Default Re: Squirrel, anyone?

    In article <49161e8f$0$31634$[email protected]> ,
    TFM® <[email protected]> wrote:

    > > Of course they do! Down here Persia is on constant lizard watch. They
    > > love to tease her by running up and down the screens.

    >
    > Our cats are on lizard patrol 24/7
    >
    > I know when a lizard is up high on the screen door when I hear "the retard"
    > (her name) is stuck at the top of it.
    >
    > TFM®


    That's too funny. ;-) Lizards on the west side window screens drive our
    cats nuts too.
    --
    Peace! Om

    "Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them humanity cannot survive." -- Dalai Lama

  20. #20
    Blinky the Shark Guest

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    jmcquown wrote:

    > Some people actually eat them. I prefer to watch them. I won't let my cat
    > go out to eat them but she can plot all she likes:


    Midwesterner, here. We hunted squirrels (there was a fall season on
    them). We ate 'em. Just fried 'em up not fancy.


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