Stuffed Roast Opossum

Recipe by stonekeeper
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READY IN: 4hrs 30mins
SERVES: 10
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Roast Opossum:
  • The opossum is a very fat animal with a peculiarly flavored meat.
  • It is dressed much as one would dress a suckling pig, removing the entrails, and if desired, the head and tail.
  • After it is dressed, wash thoroughly inside and out with hot water.
  • Cover with cold water to which has been added 1 cup of salt.
  • Allow to stand overnight. In morning, drain off the salted water and rinse well with clear water.
  • Stuff opossum with opossum stuffing (stuffing recipes next); sew opening or fasten with skewers.
  • Place in roaster, add 2 tablespoons water and roast in moderate oven (350°F) until tender and richly browned, about one and one half hours.
  • Baste every 15 minutes with drippings.
  • Remove skewers or stitches, and place on heated platter.
  • Skim fat from gravy remaining in pan.
  • Opossum Stuffing:
  • Brown onion in fat.
  • Add finely chopped opossum liver and cook until liver is tender.
  • Add crumbs, a little red pepper, Worcestershire sauce, egg, salt and water to moisten.
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