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#3308047 - 07/31/13 06:35 PM Favorite way to cook possum
Wes Parrish
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I like to remove all the bones, then cut the meat into "chicken strip" size pieces. Dip in milk, then roll in a 50% mix of regular flour and Aunt Jemima pancake mix. Then fry it up much like you might chicken or catfish. Salt & Pepper to taste.

Delicious!

If at all possible, the possum usually tastes better if you can feed him nothing but corn for about 3 days before "harvesting". Never really know what they've been eating, and the "corn fed" ones are usually the better eating.

So next time you set a trap for the neighborhood cat and catch a possum, ENJOY! \:\)

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#3308081 - 07/31/13 07:03 PM Re: Favorite way to cook possum [Re: Wes Parrish]
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seen too many coming out the back end of dead cows to ever eat 1,first time I seen 1 come out of a cows butt was bad,blood & gore covered ,#6 out of a 12 sxs added to the mess lol
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#3308870 - 08/01/13 01:05 PM Re: Favorite way to cook possum [Re: mike243]
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I have a 1960s edition of The Joy of Cooking which has an entire chapter of wild game dishes (these chapters were cut out of the later editions). Anyway, the possum recipe calls for keeping it in a cage on a diet of oats for 2 weeks.
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#3309235 - 08/01/13 08:46 PM Re: Favorite way to cook possum [Re: Poser]
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You can purge a wild animal with several foods.I wouldn't eat a nasty [censored] possum if he ate lobster for a year.A groundhog is another matter.
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#3309260 - 08/01/13 09:17 PM Re: Favorite way to cook possum [Re: diamond hunter]
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the African Americans nor the buzzards in Haywood County will not eat a possum, think about it, just saying
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#3309489 - 08/02/13 07:13 AM Re: Favorite way to cook possum [Re: Chaneylake]
diamond hunter
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Yes yes yes.Watch,dead rabbit on the road,gone overnight.Dead possum greasy for days on end.
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#3309567 - 08/02/13 08:15 AM Re: Favorite way to cook possum [Re: diamond hunter]
Wes Parrish
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 Originally Posted By: diamond hunter
You can purge a wild animal with several foods.I wouldn't eat a nasty [censored] possum if he ate lobster for a year. A groundhog is another matter.

Possum is better than groundhog. Groundhogs have an "earthy" dirty taste to them.

And you'd be surprised what you might enjoy eating if you were hungry.

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#3309654 - 08/02/13 09:29 AM Re: Favorite way to cook possum [Re: Wes Parrish]
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Ill never believe that a possum tastes better than a groundhog.
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#3309762 - 08/02/13 11:43 AM Re: Favorite way to cook possum [Re: diamond hunter]
Wes Parrish
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We've been socially conditioned to only eat or not eat certain things. But when you get right down to it, other than size, not a whole lot of difference between a possum and a pig.
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#3311016 - 08/03/13 08:07 PM Re: Favorite way to cook possum [Re: Wes Parrish]
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If granny got an opossum, it went in with dumplings.
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