Christmas Recipe, straight out of Oklahoma

Merry Christmas Eve Eve my friends! I was sent this gourmet and delicious recipe from my husband’s family in Oklahoma. I hope you find it as delectable as I do. Enjoy!

Roast Possum

Ingredients:
1 possum
Bacon – sliced
Salt – to taste
Sweet Potatoes – chopped

Directions:
Catch the possum. (Or hit it with your car).
Dress it (in a sweater?) and soak in salted water for 6-12 hours depending on the size and age of the possum.
Pour off water and then parboil in salted water for 1/2 hour.
Prepare the dressing of bacon slices, salt to taste and sweet potatoes.
Stuff the possum.
Sew up cavity and place in a baking pan with just a little bit of water.
Place in over for 15 to 20 minutes (rare possum anyone?).
Pour off liquid and reserve it for later use (OF WHAT?!).

Lay partially boiled sweet potatoes around possum.
Place bacon strips across possum and potatoes.
Pour reserved liquid over all and let bake 1 hour longer, basting frequently (ah ha! there’s the extra liquid and more baking!).

Enjoy!

 

Merry Christmas everyone, I hope you all have a wonderful holiday!

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