Groundhog and Sweet Potatoes
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- cold water
- salt and pepper
- sweet potatoes or white potatoes
1The animal should be dressed as soon as possible.
Dress 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.
All excess fat may be trimmed off after the meat is cold.
2Parboil to remove any remaining fat and drain well.
Remove / shred meat from the bone
Place in a moderate oven and pack sweet potatoes or even white potatoes all around.
3Salt and pepper the meat and bake until brown.
Be sure the potatoes are thoroughly cooked.
Serve with cornbread and use the heavy gravy that forms during baking.