Posted 14 October 2012 - 02:34
A torch seems like a bit of overkill, lol. A good sharp pocket knife is all you need. Chop off the head, tail, feet and hands, cut a circle around his midsection through the skin, making sure to cut the extra tough "belly string". Dig your fingers in between the skin and meat and pull it apart and the skin will come off just like a sock from either side, taking the fur with it and keeping most if not all of the fur from accidentally getting on the meat. Then all you have to do is cut through the sternum up and out of the neck, then down through the groin, grab the innards and pull and most if not all of them will come out attached to the membranous sack that they are all attached to. At that point you're ready to fry or do whatever you want to prepare the meat. I've eaten plenty of squirrels, in fact I ate my last kill about 2 days ago, and never have I used a blow torch to prepare the little guy, lol.