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  • Got pesky rabbits eating your garden? annoying squirrels? SOLUTION!

    I have an opossum living in my garage, which makes the entire building smell worse than a barn. I also can't grow beans, because the rabbits eat them as soon as they sprout. Luckily, I found a solution in my mom's original edition Joy of Cooking (first published in the 1930s).





    SO HELPFUL. Now, how's the omega-3 profile of possum?
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    Last edited by Cathartes; 06-13-2013, 12:56 PM.

  • #2
    Time to cook up some burgoo!

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    • #3
      I stand corrected, possum should be roasted for best results. WILD GAME: FROM FIELD TO TABLE

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      • #4
        That would be Cajun cookin'.
        "Right is right, even if no one is doing it; wrong is wrong, even if everyone is doing it." - St. Augustine

        B*tch-lite

        Who says back fat is a bad thing? Maybe on a hairy guy at the beach, but not on a crab.

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        • #5
          i have an updated version of joy of cooking and it doesn't have those recipes i feel so deprived now
          beautiful
          yeah you are

          Baby if you time travel back far enough you can avoid that work because the dust won't be there. You're too pretty to be working that hard.
          lol

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          • #6
            I've got a # of my Mom's cookbooks from the 1930-40's. Lottsa lard cookery as well as hard-to-find game and nasty bits.
            Starting Weight: 197.5
            Current Weight: 123
            Far healthier!

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            • #7
              Originally posted by bloodorchid View Post
              i have an updated version of joy of cooking and it doesn't have those recipes i feel so deprived now
              The new editions are a giant fail. I accidentally bought the 1998 edition, realized, and took it right back.

              If it doesn't have an illustrated guide on how to skin and gut a rabbit, I don't want it. I read those sections for entertainment when I was 7 or 8.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by JoanieL View Post
                That would be Cajun cookin'.
                It's how my great-grandparents cooked in the boonies of New England in the 20's or '30s. Their mom turned the fur from the rabbits into mittens for all the kids. Good times.

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                • #9
                  I've had both rabbit and squirrel. The rabbit was good, but the squirrel was a little tough (maybe it was an old one). Never had possum, though. I suppose if you seasoned and roasted it, it might be ok.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Penady View Post
                    I've had both rabbit and squirrel. The rabbit was good, but the squirrel was a little tough (maybe it was an old one). Never had possum, though. I suppose if you seasoned and roasted it, it might be ok.
                    I think that it's sometimes easier to either braise or stew game animals, since (depending on the time of year) they can be very lean and dry out easily. It helps to keep the meat tender.

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                    • #11
                      Too much trouble to go through to strip the opossum... just skin it.
                      Braising preferred.

                      They can be quite tasty like any small game.
                      “You have your way. I have my way. As for the right way, the correct way, and the only way, it does not exist.”
                      ~Friedrich Nietzsche
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                      • #12
                        I have a copy of JoC from 1973. The page shown above is similar, but mine doesn't have porcupine; bear follows possum. I am not in to killing my own food, at least not at this stage of my life. I wouldn't mind fishing and preparing it, but mammals are tougher for me to handle (hypocritical, I know!)
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by PBNewby View Post
                          I have a copy of JoC from 1973. The page shown above is similar, but mine doesn't have porcupine; bear follows possum. I am not in to killing my own food, at least not at this stage of my life. I wouldn't mind fishing and preparing it, but mammals are tougher for me to handle (hypocritical, I know!)
                          I know what you mean. I fish, and have gotten over being squeamish about gutting them, etc, but I don't hunt, and am not actually planning on opossum-cide. But even my grandparents grew up in a time where they'd visit their relatives in the country for a Sunday dinner, and that meant wringing the neck of an old hen, plucking it, and roasting it up. You'd take care of the bird from the time it was an egg until it was on the table.

                          Now, my chicken is plastic-wrapped in my grocery store, and I don't even have to think about it as anything other than something I eat.

                          We live in interesting times.

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