Re: [CH] Don't Waste That Possum

Inagaddadavida (
Wed, 29 Apr 1998 19:14:13 -0500

Twas Writ:
>Rael, your comments are needed for improving this recipe!

Uh, honestly, I'd probably say go for a crawfish stuffing and leave the
roadkill to Brother Crow...yet you asked.
>                     *  Exported from  MasterCook  *
>                             POSSUM STUFFING
> Categories    : Meats
>  Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
>--------  ------------  --------------------------------
>   1                    Onion, large, finely chopped
some celery...say, a couple of stalks (match the amount of onion; or
less/more, according to your taste..)
>   1       tb           Fat
use butter for the flavor
>                        Possum liver (optional)
hmmm...I'd go for chicken liver maybe...a good smoked sausage,
mebbe...possibly cook the above down and add some tart apples,
chopped...not sure what fruit would go good with Mr. Possum, but apples
seem to be safe for most stuffings...
>   1       c            Bread crumbs
>   1       t            Red peppers, chopped
more, more..."to taste" in other words...and not bell peppers, mon...<g>..
>                        Worcestershire sauce, dash
>   1                    Egg, hardboiled, finely chop
yuck...I hate hardboiled eggz in anything...personally, I'd skip this, add
in some oregano and thyme, parsley (cilantro? could be weird..could be
wunnerful...), some breadcrumbs and a raw egg or two to bind...wait, maybe
I'm thinking of crabcakes..damn...
>                        Salt to taste
>  Brown onion in hot fat, add finely chopped liver. Cook
>  until tender. Add other ingredients plus enough water
use a good chicken stock or veg stock...water sucks...
>  to moisten mixture. Mix, stuff possum and skewer or
>  sew the opening shut. Suggestions: Some parboil the
>  possum before roasting. Others remove the skin and
>  fat. Try rubbing possum with a little sage before
I'd omit and rub the possum with chile powder...
>  roasting. Sweet potatoes are absolute requirement to a
>  Southerner.
Naturally...and make 'em mashed chipotle sweet taters...

I had a recipe for cooking possum.  Can't find it now.  All my cookbooks
are packed up too.  But if you're gonna eat possum, I'd parboil the ugly
critter (ha..who am I to talk..) REAL well.  Cook the hell outta him.  I'm
a redneck, but I gotta admit, possum just ain't, well, I ain't got much
desire to eat one.  The more I read about animal processing/"growing", the
mad-cow biz in the EU, etc...the more I'm prone to a vegetarian diet....but
that's an off-topic topic, different list, etc...

Thank El Grande for the Chile!  Man *can* live by tortilla, salsa, and
water alone...more or less <g>...

Peace, Hendrix, and Chiles.......

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