Hey, Ted Witt don't eat no possum.Good to know since @tedwitt isn’t sharing his recipe. 😬
I can see Lawton turning into a Mad Max movie but out here we’ll do fine. In my little…..guess you call it a subdivision, we’ve got Army Colonels, Fire Chiefs, Police Chiefs, Doctors and ER Nurses. I understand no one is invincible but we’d giv’m hell for sure.
I never ate a nutria, but I have a flexible knife for shelling a diller.From the 1920's depression days of East Texas I have some recipes passed down from mother and grandmother for squirrel , rabbit , raccoon and armadillo ... Mom said if her Dad hadn't killed all those armadillo's and other small game to feed their family of 8 ...they would have starved slap to death .
Grandpa even made curved knives for getting up under the shells when cleaning .
We called em Possom on the Half-Shell !
My Mom got good at cooking nutria's and the Wildlife and Fisheries has a bounty ...they give you $6.00 for every nutria tail and you get to keep the meat and pelt ... they make for some good eating ! My brother and I regularly hunt them in South Louisiana .
Remember, when Herbert Hoover was Pres, the were nicknamed Hoover Hogs.Ya know Ted, ya almost got me willing to give one a try. If one ever makes itself a nuisance around the house I may just fry him up.
I’m 72 and can’t recall when Hoover was in office. I must have been busy chewing on the chickens in every pot.Remember, when Herbert Hoover was Pres, the were nicknamed Hoover Hogs.
I wish I had a dollar for everyone I skinned and ate.
My Mother would leave the head and tail on, somehow she cleaned out the head and tail, put the end of the tail in it's mouth and put a pin through it.
She quilted the inside and Dad made a flat wood base for it to set on. She would varnish them. She sold them in the '60s for like $50.00. And we got the meat.
I'm kind of like a dog or chicken - dont want to eat anything a rat ran through.Mouse Shepherd's Pie. Make as normal Shepard Pie. Eliminate the ground beef. Substitute mice. Leave the tail on, they are good for picking your teeth with, after the meal. 👍
Culinary note - This dish is easier to prepare if the mice are no longer alive. (Also very good as a substitution in Chicken and Dumplings.) 😉
Bon Appetite'. 😋
*Oh yeah, Don't forget to use a propane torch to burn all the hair (fur?) off prior to preparation. Who likes hairy (furry?) mice?
Your recipe calls for stuffing the opossum with opossum stuffing. I wonder where you buy Opossum stuffing at?I'm kind of like a dog or chicken - dont want to eat anything a rat ran through.
My old cook books have lamb or goat as the meat for shepards pie. Guess thats how it got its name. Think it was around before ground beef or hamburger came on the sceen. To be honest though I have only had it with hamburger in it.
From Old Cook Book
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Didn't see one for 'dillo but it has moose, reindeer, venison, calf brains, hearts, liver, kidney, tongue, tripe, and a few other things in it.
Guess opossum was fairly common years ago - probably cause all you have to do is run up on em fast, scare em a little bit, then pick em up by the tail when he pretends to be asleep.