Monday, February 11, 2008

Fried Squirrels

Is there anybody in the United States who is having more fun right now than Mike Huckabee? He gets to go around the country playing his bass, answering questions with alarming honesty, and surprising everyone by winning primaries. Yesterday, he went on Meet the Press and told about frying squirrel in a popcorn popper in his college dorm--who wouldn't want to tell that story on nationwide TV?

I actually remember eating fried squirrel as a young girl in Mississippi after my father had, shall we say--harvested some bushy-tailed protein. My children often look at me askance when I say something such as, "I kept my squirrel tail collection in a cigar box on the bookshelf in my room, I wonder where it is today?"

There are lots of things from my childhood that I don't recognize as unique until they pop out of my mouth and people stare, nod knowingly, and say, "That explains alot."

5 comments:

The Texican said...

Hush yo' mouf. I'll bet somewhere in the northeast a squirrel eater could be found. Range fed, organic squirrel. I used to go and spend the night with a friend in high school because his mother served fried squirrel, homemade biscuits and gravy for breakfast. I have a good little short story about squirrel hunting. You just can't hide the genetics.

Beth said...

oh, check this out--I just saw it on TV http://www.comedycentral.com/motherload/player.jhtml?ml_video=156269&ml_collection=&ml_gateway=&ml_gateway_id=&ml_comedian=&ml_runtime=&ml_context=show&ml_origin_url=%2Fmotherload%2F%3Flnk%3Dv%26ml_video%3D156269&ml_playlist=&lnk=&is_large=true

beckie said...

Beth, I now what you mean about unique experiences. I was born in S. Indiana at a time when there were very few jobs to be had for returning vets. My Dad always provided for us and we thought we ate like royalty. I don't think I could eat like that now though. Thans for the memories.

Larry said...

I had squirrel that my brother-in-law cooked in a crockpot with barbecuse sauce.-Didn't care for it much though.-From Mississippi to Maine-have you got a thing for all the "M" states?

Beth said...

Larry, there have been a lot of states and the District of Columbia in there, too. Squirrel in a crock pot--that seems so civilized!