Don't laugh ...too hard.
Dad and Mom's family and our 1st American Ancestors ate Opossum.
Grand Mother's receipts are in a cousin's care and they can't find them.
This year's family reunion, I though I would take and Opossum dish.
Never have tried it but since it has been eaten for eons it must have something going for it.
Anyone have a tried and proven receipt?
Another one is Persimmon Pie? I've eaten it but don't have a clue of what condiments etc were in it.
On Saturdays, when I was a kid, I would travel over the mountain to a local farmer who wanted the groundhogs cleared out of his pastures. I would shoot four to six and deliver them to my Uncle Charlie. He could tell the juveniles (more tender than the older ones) by squeezing their thighs. He would field dress (skin and gut) them and put them in a bucket of salt water overnight to get rid of the gaminess.
The next morning, Aunt Gertie would rinse the groundhog in fresh water and fill the body cavity with seasoned stuffing. She would then roast the groundhog for Sunday dinner. Sorry, but I never asked the times or temperatures.