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Oven Fried Squirrel

Old Fashioned Dutch Oven Cookbook: Complete with Authentic Sourdough Baking, Smoking Fish and Game, Making Jerky, Pemmican, and Other Lost Campfire Arts
Holm
1969

I didn’t realize that “campfire arts” was a thing. This looks like a cool book! Too bad it is falling apart and the pages are starting to fade. The cover has definitely seen better days. There are plenty of more current campfire cooking and dutch oven cookbooks out there.

The author picture (below) just seems wrong. Rather than suiting up, I think Mr. Holm should have had his picture taken wearing flannel and cooking over a campfire.

Oven fried squirrel #FTW.

-Holly

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5 Responses to Oven Fried Squirrel

  • Ewwwww. Filled with line drawings from the period, too. But I’m grateful for that. The fact that he couldn’t stay in the frog leg business because he kept eating the inventory is just ewwwwww…..

  • Brace for a ton of “jerking” jokes …

  • “Wash and wipe the squirrels with a vinegar-soaked cloth” is my favorite sentence. Presumably this is after you’ve skinned them? I wonder what even constitutes cutting a squirrel “into serving pieces.”

  • I really don’t see the big deal with this book. Unless a library is desperate for space or records show it hasn’t been checked out for years, I don’t see the reason to remove. Some things don’t change. The stuff in this book hasn’t. These older books are to the point and easy to understand. A lot of newer books are mostly fluff.

    • The submitter said the content was interesting, but that the book was falling apart. Not worth keeping for that particular copy.