Re: [CH] grounhogs agin

Lorraine Heidecker (
Wed, 6 May 1998 11:01:04 -0700 (PDT)

Daryl's post about eating woodchuck should be takne seriously. My 
ex-husband, as a young man, used to regularly hunt woodchucks and bring 
them home to his Auntie Dorothy.  She was a stalwart women who, honed in 
the privation of rural Germany during WWI lived by the maximum "waste not 
want not".

She would skin 'em, gut 'em, cut them into serving size pieces and 
prepare them as hassenpfeffer (spelling?).  This required marinating them 
in a solution of vineger, water, onions, and spices (cinnamon, allspice, 
bay leaf) for a day or so - no too long as these are tender little 
buggers - and then potroasting them using the marinade as braising 
liquid.  She would thicken the sauce with ginger snaps diluted in a 
little water and serve them with home made spatzele (spelling?) or potato 
dumplines and red cabbage.  They were really tasty!

Peace, love and peppers