Possum recipe might sound like something straight out of a horror movie, but hear me out – this dish is a Southern classic. And let’s be real, if possums were good enough for our ancestors, they’re good enough for us!
How to Cook Possum: It’s Easier Than You Think
So, you want to know how to cook possum? Well, there’s more than one way to skin a possum…literally. But for this recipe, we’re roasting that furry little guy with some yams and apples.
Ingredients That You Will Need Are:
- One large possum
- One fourth of a cup of fresh lemon juice
- Three tablespoons of all-purpose flour
- Dash of salt
- Dash of pepper
- One teaspoon of dried thyme powder
- Two cups of water
- Two tablespoons of unsalted butter
- Six thickly square-cut sweet potatoes or yams
- Four thickly sliced green apples
- One cup of brown sugar
- One teaspoon of cinnamon powder
- Half a teaspoon of ground nutmeg
Method of Preparing Possum and Sweet Potatoes Step by Step:
Step 1: First things first, you gotta skin, gut, and clean that possum. Yeah, it’s a little gross, but trust me, it’s worth it. Give it a good soak in salt water overnight to cure the meat. Rinse it off the next day, and you’re ready to go.
Step 2: Preheat your oven to 350°F (or 180°C, if you’re fancy).
Step 3: Mix together flour, salt, thyme, and pepper in a bowl. Rub that mixture all over the possum, inside and out.
Step 4: Lay that possum on a rack in a roasting pan with some water, cover it with aluminum foil, and let it cook in the oven for 45 minutes to an hour. Trust me, your house is gonna smell…good.
Step 5: After the possum is done, drain most of the water but keep one cup of possum stew broth.
Step 6: Add some yams to the pan with dollops of butter and roast for another 45 minutes. You’re gonna wanna dig in already, but trust me, it gets better.
Step 7: Throw in some apples, cinnamon powder, and nutmeg powder, and let it roast for another 20 minutes.
Step 8: Voila! You’re ready to serve up some possum with your choice of side dishes. Just don’t forget the gravy and meat!
Conclusion: Soul Food for the Brave
Cooking possum might not be for the faint of heart, but it’s a classic Southern dish that’s worth the effort. And hey, if you’re feeling really adventurous, maybe you can even try your hand at possum pot pie or possum gumbo. Just don’t forget to invite me over for dinner!”