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Does anyone know any good **** and possum recipes. Shame to just sell the fur and chuck the rest.....Hellbilly
 

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My mom makes a BBQ out of **** like you would pulled pork and in my opinion it's better....**** has a sweeter taste to it. I'll get with her soon and get back to you on how to make it.
 

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I grew up in the Florida swamps where 'possum was a common meal.
If possible, keep the 'possum alive a week or two and feed it good wholesome stuff, grain and fruit, to clean it out. Possums can be kinda funky, if you know what I mean (especially if they just came running out of a dead cows butt).
Parboil the critter for about 30-45 minutes, then bake at 350 for about 1-1/2 hours, depending on the size. My great uncle, who basically lived off the land, actually preferred 'possum to squirrel, rabbit or anything else. He would often roast the possums in a dutch oven surrounded by sweet potatoes.
Good luck.

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BBQ **** (like pulled pork)

Ok here goes, be advised that my mom doesn't measure any of her ingredients.....she goes by looks and taste as she makes it. All ingredients are approximate and you should add amounts for your own taste and likings.

-Put your **** (skinned of course) in a crock pot and fill with water 1/4 to a 1/3 way, add garlic powder or freshly chopped and chopped onions.
(The garlic gets rid of the gamey taste as with all game I use garlic for this)
Cook on high all night.

- The next morning take the **** out let cool (cool enough so you can handle it with your hands) and de-bone and cut excess fat off and also drain all the juice left in the crock pot because it will be all grease.

-Put the **** back in the crock pot once de-boned.

-Add approx :
(I'd mix all ingredients below 1st so you can taste it and add accordingly except the water...go ahead and add that to the **** now)
2 cups water
More garlic powder
More onions (chopped)
1 large bottle ketchup
1/4 cup mustard
1/2 to 3/4 cup brown sugar (Splenda now makes a brown sugar for Diabetics)
optional; Tabasco hot sauce...just a little for flavor
Above is homemade bbq sauce, (I guarantee you'll like this better than a store bought sauce) everyone I know that has tried this loves it and wants to know the recipe, she's just a good ol' country girl that knows how to cook without measuring things and never makes anything from a box at the supermarket!!!

- After adding all the ingredients above put your crock pot on low and cook all day stirring occasionally and get ready to serve on hamburger buns
Enjoy!!!! **** makes some of the best bbq I've ever had
 

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what ever yu do, be sure before yu start to cut off all the fat yu can and any glands yu can see externally.im not experienced with the possum but young ***** are best. when i was a kid and i ketched a nice "young of the year" lil **** my gma would bake it up and dang it was good!when i caught one i wanted to eat i would kill it then cut its jugular thru its mouth with a fillet knife and bleed it out good.dont know if this is necessary or not just what we always did.
 

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I try to kill them with varmint bullets at reasonable velocities so there is not enough to even think of eating.

I will stick to pork and beef raised locally
 

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**** is delicious when cooked correctly, ive experienced it myself many times.i get sik of beef all the time as i live on a cattle ranch and pork is not really good for yu no matter how yu look at it. wisht my granny was still aroun to cook me some nice yung ***** dureing trapping season.
 

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Mom always roasted our ***** on a rack, and then removed the meat from the bones.The meat that was left over she ground and mixed ground pickles,onions and mayo for a ham type salad.The mixture made a great sandwitch.
 

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**** and possum are a little over the top for me. When the SHTF I may change my mind, but for now my freezer is full of quality meats and fish. BTW, I have tried **** BBQ at a game feed and it was one of the most vial tastes I have ever encountered. I'll try anything and like most everything, but that was too much.
 

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I have eaten **** lots of ways and like it every way i've had it.
I refuse to try posum, just seen too many eating things that had been dead
too long.
 

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***** are a lot cleaner animal than a possum. But then we eat chickens. They are very filthy birds. And pigs, ever notice them pigs going through their crap getting out the leftovers.

Well anyway we would boil our *****, cut up into pieces, until tender and finish them off on the charcole grill. Serve with BBQ sauce, baked beans, and fresh bisquits. Mighty tasty. Wash down with big glasses of sweet tea. Alrighty now, when do we eat!
 

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I am getting ready to start puling corn in my garden in about a week/ 10 days. '**** tracks everywhere. I set the live trap with Peanut butter, and i finally caught a little kit. Hated to put it down, but....If i let it go, it will eat more corn than I do. I skinned it and out it in the freezer. Going to try the BBq recipe above and let you all know how it urns out. We like vinegar bBq here in NC, too, so I 'm not married to the sweet style. I hate to kill any of the Lord's critters unless I have to. THis is a have to. '***** will ruin my corn crop. I will feel a lot better if I can find a way to enjoy eating them. BBq sounds like a good idea.
 

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I have tried **** prepared several ways, but like the BBQ method best. I use to do it similar to the way described here.

As for possum, the best way I found is to cut a slab of hickory wide and long enough for the carcass to rest on, season it with salt, pepper and lots of hot sauce, place it in the oven a 350 degrees for two hours, take it out, throw the possum away and eat the board.

Growing up we ate a lot of ***** and posssums, wild game was the only meat we had. Several years ago I lost a young Pinto mare in a thunder storm, lighten struck the fence and fried her, we pulled her over to a pit and pushed her in, several weeks later we were hunting one night and a friend asked what I had done with the dead horse, I turned my headlight towards the pit and said I put her there, we walked closed and seems like every possum in the county and gathered there and was feasting on the rotten meat…………no more possum for me unless it gets to a purely survival mode.

 

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**** can be fair, to damn that was good eatin. Possum is a buzzard that can't fly,and seldom ever pukes up what it eats. And it eats like a buzzard. I tried one year to skin everything with hair that would sell back in the mid 70s. Skinnin a possum was like skinnin a greasy rat.
 

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Hi Folks

I have eaten possum and sweet potatoes by someone who could clean and cook it right. Before trying to clean a possum two things needs to happen. Go on line and google how to clean and remove the smell glands. Also pen up the possum and feed it good clean scraps for about six weeks before killing. Really not all that bad this way.

Don Jackson Remington Magnum/Ultramag
 

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RemingtonMagnum said:
Hi Folks

I have eaten possum and sweet potatoes by someone who could clean and cook it right. Before trying to clean a possum two things needs to happen. Go on line and google how to clean and remove the smell glands. Also pen up the possum and feed it good clean scraps for about six weeks before killing. Really not all that bad this way.

Don Jackson Remington Magnum/Ultramag
No offense, but that seems like quite the hassle to prepare a "not all that bad" meal....
 

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Indeed it is Buckskin. For all that trouble, why not eat the **** and be done with it. As I said, the possum is a scavenger without wings, and without the propensity to puke the roted flesh he has eaten. i.e., a ground bound buzzard.
 

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Hi Folks
Trust me I have no wish to become a consumer of opossum. However I would really enjoy the opportunity to have one more possum meal with that delightful old man. Sometime people eat strange things out of cultural respect and adoration of another. "no I did not take offense, none was intended" I am getting to an age where I look back at life in a total different mind set than in early years. It appears that many of the ideas and values in respect has vanished from us as a people.

Suppose this idea of mine is like possum eating, each must make up their mind.

Don Jackson Remington Magnum/Ultramag
 

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Many years ago I learned a person will eat whatever necessary to survive. That said, if circumstances presented themselves where it was a must to survive, then I’d say dish me up a plate of that possum.


Since I don’t have to rely on it to survive…….where is the nearest Burgher King? ::)
 
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