Saturday, November 5, 2011

Redneck Gourmet

Lip Smacking Possum

Baked Possum with Sweet Taters:

Serves 4

1 possum

2 large sweet taters

2 large stalks of celery

1 white onion

1 teaspoon of salt

1 teaspoon of pepper

¼ Cup of paprika

¼ Cup of oregano

¼ Cup of basil

Olive oil

Optional: 4 old fashion clothes pens.

Skin and clean the possum. Save the hide because you can sell it or make a nice possibles bag from it.

Peel the taters and cut them into thin slices. Cut the celery into thin slices and quarter the onion. Line a roasting pan with tin foil. Rub the possum all over with the oil. Add salt, pepper, paprika, oregano, basil and place in the pan. (Add lots of stuff, it helps hide the flavor of the possum). Add the taters, celery and onion then place in a pre heated oven set at 350 degrees for about an hour and a half.

When it’s done the meat should pull away from the bones. Serve it on a platter along with the veggies on a night when the family is really, really hungry. The clothes pens are for your nose if you need them.