Challenged by a couple pregnant women, I was forced to cook a possum. Click over on my silly blog
to read about why I did it and some pictures. I found skinning it to be pretty disgusting, but was amazed about how well it cooked up. If a pig bred a chicken, then that's where I'd rank a slicktail. Here's how I I cooked it.
1 cup of Kosher Salt
1 cup of brown sugar
1 tablespoon ground all spice
1 tablespoon ground nutmeg
1 tablespoon whole cloves
1 grinning possum, quartered
4 sweet potatoes sliced in 2 inch chunks
4 apples cored
2 cups of dry white wine
2 cups of water
1 TBS cinnamon
1 TBS all spice
1 TBS grated nutmeg
Simmer brine to dissolve salt and sugar, allow to cool to room temperature. Add the possum and brine for 24 hours. If necessary, add a plate to keep the meat fully submerged.
Remove from brine, rinse and pat dry.
Combine the flour, salt, pepper and thyme. Coat the possum with flour mix. Place in a roasting pan at 350 degrees, uncovered for an hour and add the wine and water.
At the end of the hour, add the sweet potatoes. If necessary, add more wine and water. Cover and cook another 45 minutes.
Add the cored apples, and the rest of the spices and return and cook covered for another hour.
Have any of you eaten possum? What was your experience?