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Stacks of waffles on white plates with wooden cutlery.

Fried Squirrel and Waffles

A special way to celebrate a successful small game hunt
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 1 hr
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 1 hr 40 mins
Course Breakfast, Brunch
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 1244 kcal


Fried Squirrels

  • 4-6 squirrels cleaned and quartered
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 2 tbsp sriracha
  • 1 tbsp fresh thyme
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp white pepper
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika


  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • 2 eggs
  • ¼ cup maple syrup
  • 1 cup cornmeal
  • 1 cup flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda

Rum Maple Syrup

  • 1 cup pure maple syrup
  • 2 tbsp rum
  • 1 tsp red chile flakes crushed


For the fried squirrel

  • Mix the buttermilk, sriracha, egg, and thyme together with a whisk and soak the squirrel for at least an hour.
  • Dredge the squirrel pieces in the flour mixture and fry in canola oil at 300 degrees for 7-10 minute per side or until perfectly gold brown

For the waffles

  • Mix the wet ingredients together, and then mix the dry ingredients separately. Pour the wet into the dry and mix together. Cook on a waffle iron until golden brown and slightly crisp.

For the rum maple syrup

  • Heat in a saucepan until well combined.

To serve

  • Place a waffle in the center of a plate and top with fried squirrel. Cover with rum maple syrup and enjoy.


Calories: 1244kcalCarbohydrates: 152gProtein: 102gFat: 20gSaturated Fat: 7gPolyunsaturated Fat: 4gMonounsaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 518mgSodium: 902mgPotassium: 2104mgFiber: 7gSugar: 66gVitamin A: 1026IUVitamin C: 11mgCalcium: 440mgIron: 18mg
Keyword Small game, Squirrel
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