|3 squirrels, skinned and cleaned||6 thin slices ham|
|½ tsp salt||2 large onions, sliced|
|½ tsp paprika||¼ lb mushrooms, sliced|
|1 cup flour||4 potatoes, sliced|
|2 Tbs butter||1 tsp fresh ground black pepper|
|3/4 cup dry red wine|
1. Cut squirrels into serving pieces. Add paprika and salt to ﬂour and dredge squirrels pieces in ﬂour mixture.
2. Heat oil and butter in a skillet and brown squirrel piece on all sides.
3. Butter a casserole and line bottom with two pieces of ham. Place a layer of squirrel on top of ham, then a layer of onion, mushrooms, and potatoes. Sprinkle with pepper and repeat until all ingredients are used up, ending with a layer of ham.
4. Add wine and cover.
5. Bake for 1 1/2 to 2 hours in a moderate oven (350°F) or until meat is tender.
Serve hot from casserole.
Nero Wolfe Cookbook
[Archie] “When I have to wait until nearly midnight for my dinner and then it’s squirrel stew…” ~ League of Frightened Men