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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Slate Run Squirrel Stew

3 squirrels, cut in serving pieces 1 tsp salt
Flour 1/4 tsp tarragon
4 Tbs butter Dash of red pepper
2 large onions, sliced 3 carrots, sliced
2 large tomatoes, chopped (2 cups) 2 stalks celery, chopped
2 cups beef bouillon  

Douse squirrel pieces in flour and brown in butter in a Dutch oven. Add onions and saute for a few minutes. Add tomatoes, bouillon, salt, tarragon, and pepper and simmer, covered, for 30 minutes. Add carrots and celery, cover and simmer another 40 minutes or until meat and vegetables are tender.

Bounty of the Earth Cookbook

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Scallop and Shrimp Stew

This wonderful dish is from Chile

1 pound scallops 1 tsp Spanish paprika
1 pound shrimp, peeled and cleaned 1 cup cream
1/2 cup water 2 tsp salt
1/2 cup white wine 1/2 tsp pepper
1 1/2 cups bread crumbs 1/8 tsp dried ground chili peppers
1 cup milk 3 hard-cooked eggs, quartered
1/4 lb butter 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
4 onions, chopped  

Combine the scallops, shrimp, water and wine in a saucepan. Bring to a boil and cook over low heat for 6 minutes. Strain, reserving the stock. Reserve 3 scallops and 3 shrimp, and chop the remainder coarsely. Soak the bread crumbs in the milk. Melt the butter in a saucepan. Add the onions and paprika and saute for 10 minutes, stirring frequently. Squeeze the excess milk from the bread crumbs and discard. Add the bread crumbs to the onions. Add the reserved stock, mixing well. Add the chopped scallops and shrimp, cream, salt, pepper, and chili peppers. Cook over low heat for 10 minutes, stirring frequently. The stew should be placed in individual earthenware or casserole dishes, garnished with the eggs, and sprinkled with cheese. Cut the reserved scallops and shrimp in half and place some in each portion.

Round-the-World Cookbook

[Archie] “Wolfe had once remarked to me that the orchids were his concubines: expensive, parasitic and temperamental.” ~ League of Frightened Men

[Wolfe] “A|l genius is distorted. including my own. But so, for that matter, is all life, a mad and futile ferment of substances meant originally to occupy space without disturbing it.” ~ League of Frightened Men

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