Squirrels can be cooked like rabbit or even chicken. In the United States, where wild squirrels are classified as game, their flesh is esteemed.
Squirrel meat if properly prepared is truly delicious. The flesh is light red or pink in color and has a pleasing flavor. The slight gamy taste present in most game meats is not so pronounced in the squirrel. The young ones can be fried or broiled the same as rabbits.