Squirrel Stew ala Fritz

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

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