Roast Squirrels


3 small squirrels
3/4 cup cooking oil
1/4 cup lemon juice
2 cups bread crumbs
1/2 cup milk or cream
1 cup sliced mushrooms, sauteed
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
1/2 teaspoon onion juice
4 tablespoons olive oil or bacon fat

Dress and clean squirrels, wash in several waters and dry. Cover with cooking oil mixed with lemon juice and let stand for 1 hour. Combine crumbs, with just enough milk to moisten, mushrooms, salt, pepper and onion juice. Stuff squirrels with this mixture, sew and truss. Place in roaster. Brush with olive oil or bacon fat. Roast uncovered in slow oven (325 degrees F.) until tender, 1-1/2 to 1-3/4 hours. Baste every 15 minutes with fat. Serve wtih pan gravy. Serves 6.