Want a new recipe? How about Possum and sweet taters?
I was looking through a old 1914 cookbook and found this recipe so here goes-
Pour a large kettle full of hot water in a convenient vessel and add a small shovel of ashes and then put the possum in. Turn the possum around until the skin is loosened and you will have no trouble in skinning him perfectly clean. Remove head, feet and entrails, wash in cold water,salt the outside and let hang overnight. In the morning wash again and put in a baking pan with a little water. Cover and put over the fire. When tender remove the lid and put the possum in the oven to brown. Dust with black pepper and baste with lard.While that is cooking peel and slice potatoes and cook in a skillet over the fire with salt,pepper and a little lard . Cover and steam till tender. By that time the possum will be nice and brown.Turn the potatoes over him, return to the oven and when brown put possum on a platter, arrange the potoes over him and serve.
And we think cooking is a lot of work !!!!!