posted on Dec, 19 2005 @ 12:07 PM
From my Grandmother......who swore a possum would never set foot in her kitchen......here are some tips for fixin' possum, if you ever
have the misfortune to get that hungry!!
Catch a live possum......you must put it in a cage and feed it for a couple of weeks. This will allow it's system to clear out what ever god
forsaken nasty mess it's already eaten. This will also improve the taste, and give it a chance to fatten up a bit....( if times are hard, possums
can get skinny too.)
Possum should be baked whole (like a turkey), or boiled ( if it's an older, tough specimen). Taking off the head is optional.....but please remember
to skin it first!! ( My uncle used to swear he was invited to eat with some people he had been plowing for......and they had boiled one,
skin, hair and all!! Needless to say, depression era starvation not withstanding, he refused!!)
When baked, it can be served with gravy made from the pan drippings, also like a turkey. The meat is quite fatty and should not need basting. It was
traditionally served with sweet potatoes and greens.
Bon appetit !!