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Any ideas for cooking Possum?

SmokeySmokey Posts: 2,468
edited 2:55PM in EggHead Forum
Last night, one of our dogs (Rhodesian Ridgeback) went into the backyard and started running around wildly. When I went to see what she was doing, I found she had caught a possum. I don’t know of she killed it or not. There was no blood, but the possum was just lying there (maybe playing possum). I’ll go check this morning, but it could be a great cook (friends coming over tonight) … just kidding.[p]smokey.gif


  • SundownSundown Posts: 2,967
    Smokey,[p]Skin him out gut him and hang him for a day or two. Brine the little sucker salt and pepper inside and out and Egg him at 350º to 375º till tender.Or the juices run clear.
    How the heck would you NOT treat yourself to 'possum. The babies (get them in the early spring) can be done at high heat and quickly VERY tender and neat for appetizers.[p];>)

  • Tim MTim M Posts: 2,410
    Smokey,[p]I think Nick @ Nite has the Beverly Hillbillies on every night and Granny has many recipes for possum. None are cooked on a ceramic cooker but maybe you can interpolate. [p]Has your diner been MICHELIN TENDERIZED already?? If so it could be fork tender - yummmm[p]enjoy[p]Tim
  • GloriaGloria Posts: 161
    You guys are sick!!! Don't you know that you cannot eat a possum unless you have penned him up and fed him on corn for about a month? Whoever heard of cooking and eating one just right off the ground? Ya'll are a riot!

  • jwitheldjwitheld Posts: 284
    Opossum eat corn?
  • RRPRRP Posts: 21,300
    the ones around here step right up and eat the shelled corn I put out for deer - difference is possums eat corn - but I don't eat possum!

    L, M, S, Mini
    Dunlap, IL
    Re-gasketing AMERICA one yard at a time...

  • Kelly KeefeKelly Keefe Posts: 471
    Smokey,[p]Lots of laughs here, but possum is pretty good eating although a bit greasy. Never cooked one personally, but have eaten several. Not a hunter so I don't know about skinning/gutting critters but once that's done soak it for 24 hours in milk then treat it like a pork butt.[p]As a kid (first grade) my father was involved in writing a book on possums. We had several as "pets" while Dad did his reasearch. Possums'll eat darn near anything as they are scavengers. That fact will make the meat taste pretty gamey, although the suggestion of "corn fed" (Sorry Cornfed) possum would mitagate that.[p]Now Ladies, skip this part....[p][p][p][p]When and/or if you get the possum dressed, and if it's a male, save the penis bone. Black powder rifle shooters (and yes, Dad was one of those too) love them for making lock picks. They also make necklaces out of them. (And here's a whole new world of weirdness for you: "Are you just happy to see me or is that a possum penis around your neck?") Think I'm kidding? Afraid not.[p]Kelly Keefe
    Jefferson City, MO
    (Afraid that I've set back the state a century)

  • BigfootBigfoot Posts: 154
    Kelly Keefe, I do a lot of black powder shooting and I would love to have that possum penis bone for a vent prick for my .54 Landcaster. You could post it on ebay it would sell.[p]

  • GretlGretl Posts: 670
    First, get yourself a Possum Sitter and a can of beer....

  • Ca_rnivoreCa_rnivore Posts: 120
    Gretl,[p]I seen them possum sitters right next to the left-handed bacon stretchers t'other day! LOL[p]--Kevin

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