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Uncle Jimmy's Possum Stew Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Jimmy Gladwell
Added: Sunday, November 30, 2008

Category:
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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1 large female possum
2 onions
5 potatoes
12 carrots
3 cups of okra
5 tbsp garlic

Directions:
Directions:
First catch a large female possum (Alive). Males have a musty flavor. J.R. is the best possum catcher in the family if you need assistance. Skin and clean possum very good. Cousins Nellie and Brandi are real possum skinners if you need assistance. Place possum in a large pot of boiling water. Boil for approximately 3 hours. Let possum cool to room temperature and skim the 3 - 5 inches of fat off (depending on time of year, fatter in summer, leaner in winter). Carefully debone possum. Cousins Becky and Jessica are truly possum deboning machines if you need any assistance. Then cut up 2 onions, 5 potatoes, 12 carrots, and 3 cups of okra. Add 5 tablespoons of garlic. Boil for another 45 minutes. Your possum stew is ready.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
As much as you want
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
If your kitchen window is open and Mema is nearby she will soon be knockin on your door as possum stew is her and Aunt Sally's favorite. Sally loves road kill. It is not the people you remember in life but the ones you cant forget that really count.

 

 

 

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