Baked Ground Hog
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- ground hog
- spicewood branches
- salt, pepper to taste
- bacon grease or ½ cup shortening
1Dress and cut the groundhog.
Prepare groundhog by removing the small sacs in the back and under the forearm.
Soak groundhog overnight in salted water. This will help remove the gamey flavor.
Bring water to a boil on the stove, and then place the groundhog in boiling water.
Break spicewood branches, and put into the pot.
2Continue boiling until groundhog is tender.
Remove groundhog from pot.
3Season with salt and pepper, then roll in flour and bacon grease.
Put in oven and bake until golden brown.
Spicewood is a card-carrying member of the prestigious Myrtle family of flowering trees and shrubs, and has all of the best characteristics that made the family famous in the first place, such as attractive form, fragrant flowers, and fruits favored by birds.