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3 Possum Recipes to Fool Your Taste Buds

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Try one of these possum recipes and you’ll be surprised at the result.

June and July are dead months where hunting concern. Most animals are out of season, but not all of them.

This summer, branch out and try something new. After all, possum is still in season!

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You’ll be looking at the critters differently after whipping up one of these favorites. Most would think no good could come out of such a varmint, but now’s your chance to prove them wrong.

Try one of these three recipes adapted from around the Web, and let us know how they turn out!

Possum Pot Pie

Via tngenweb.org

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup glazed huckleberries
  • 3 shots gin or moonshine
  • 1 possum, skinned and cut into bite size pieces
  • 1 pie crust
  • sliced carrots & cabbage

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Line the bottom of a pan with half of your pie crust, and place the possum in it.
  3. Add the huckleberries and carrots, and shred the cabbage over the top.
  4. Cover with the second half of the pie crust and bake 30-40 minutes.
  5. Remove pie from oven, slice, and enjoy.

Possum and Sweet Potatoes

Via foodreference.com

Ingredients:

  • 1 possum
  • 2½ teaspoons salt
  • Pepper to taste
  • Flour
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 4 medium sweet potatoes
  • 2 tablespoons sugar

Directions:

  1. Preheat over to 350 degrees F.
  2. Clean possum, trim excess fat.
  3. Wash inside and out with warm water; drain and pat dry.
  4. Rub the possum with salt and pepper inside and out.
  5. Sprinkle inside and out with flour.
  6. Lay the possum on its back in a roasting pan.
  7. Add water, cover and bake until about half done (45 – 60 minutes).
  8. Split peeled potatoes in half lengthwise and place in pan around possum.
  9. Add more water if needed.
  10. Cover sliced potatoes and possum and cook 30 more minutes.

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Stuffed Possum

Via bertc.com

Ingredients:

  • 1 possum
  • 1 quart cold water
  • 1/8 cup salt
  • 5 beef bouillon cubes
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 3 celery stalks (chopped)
  • 2 onions (sliced)
  • 14 oz bag packaged stuffing

Directions:

  1. Soak possum in cold salt water for 10 hours.
  2. Rinse meat in cold water and refrigerate 2-4 hours.
  3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  4. Prepare stuffing according to package directions.
  5. Stuff possum cavity with prepared packaged stuffing.
  6. Close cavity tightly.
  7. Place stuffed possum in roasting pan and add water, bouillon cubes, bay leaves, celery and onion.
  8. Bake for 2 hours then turn meat. Reduce heat to 300 degrees F.
  9. Cook for 1 more hour or until cooked through.

Let us know if you have a better possum recipe in the comments below.

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3 Possum Recipes to Fool Your Taste Buds