Originally Posted By Milo5:
It tastes like what it is, tree rat.
Depending on what environment the squirrel lives in and what it has been eating has a lot to do with what it will taste like.
Squirrels living in pine forrests have a distinct pine pitch/turpentine flavor while squirrels living in the oaks have a bitter tannic acid kind of flavor.
The best eating squirrels come from forrests of hardwood nut trees, hickory, walnut, beechnut.
Soak your squirrels in a brining solution overnight, it really does remove a lot of the off flavors and the "gamey taste".
My wife brines the squirrel pieces overnight then bakes them up using Shake and Bake for Pork, delicious.
She also seasons the pieces, wraps them in bacon, tents them in foil and slow cooks/smokes them on the grill, outstandingly tasty!
City squirrels live off piles of bread that old ladies leave out and raiding trashcans, I don't know how they taste.