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Category : The Four Legged       Region : Southeast ~ Prairie       Rating : 1
Choctaw Possum

Contributor : Added by Administrator

Tribal Affiliation : Chocktaw Nation

Orgin of Recipe : Offered by Tushka Sepokni ... who learned this in Oklahma

Type of Dish : Today's Native Dishes

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Ingredients

  • Sweet Potatoes
  • Pepper
  • Salt
  • 1 Opossum

Directions

Live catch a possum and pen him up.

Feed him good clean food (table scraps, dog food, etc.) and give him plenty clean fresh water for two weeks.

Butcher and skin the possum, wash him thoroughly with clean water, soak overnight in a glass bowl or crock in a solution of 1/4 cup salt to a gallon of water.

Remove from solution and drain possum.

Prepare sweet potatoes buy washing thoroughly and trimming bad spots out with a paring knife.

Salt and pepper the possum carcass to taste.

Place sweet potatoes in body cavity, put carcass on a large cookie sheet and surrond with remaining sweet potatoes.

Place in oven and bake for 3-4 hours or until sweet potatoes are done. (test with fork for tenderness.

Remove from oven and allow to cool for a few minutes.

Remove sweet potatoes from cavity, discard possum carcass and enjoy the sweet potatoes!

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