Pavement Possum


1 possum
1 favorite bread stuffing
4 mediums parboiled sweet potatoes, sliced halves or quarted
1/4 pound butter
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 salt and pepper to taste


Stuff the carcass with your favorite bread dressing. Salt and pepper to taste, inside and out. Bake in an uncovered pan for 2 to 2 1/2 hours, basting frequently with butter and sprinkling a little brown sugar. Skim grease as it accumulates. 45 minutes before the possum is done, ring the carcass with canned sweet potatoes or parboiled sweet potatoes and sprinkle again with brown sugar. Bake until crusty.




Gina Marie Barone's picture

Really? Wow, I'd like to see a picture of that.


It's not true that possums are born dead on the side of the road. They are a favorite of roadside shoppers in many parts of this wonderful country and most will take the whole animal home for cooking as they are delicious stuffed. Old timers will age this sweetness a couple of days. They are good broiled over a campfire or fried along the railroad tracks! Good ol' boys will often just scald, scrape, and roast the beast like a hog - traditional accompaniment is persimmons.


4.0 servings


Friday, December 10, 2010 - 1:02am


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