'Possum And Sweet Potatoes

virginia duncan


Found a very old cook book in my mother-in-laws things. Holland's Cook Book copyright 1923.
This is one of the interesting ones.


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How to Make 'Possum And Sweet Potatoes


  1. Pour a large kettleful of hot water into a convenient vessel, add a small shovelful of ashes and then put the 'possum in; turn the 'possum round until fur is loosened, and it can easily be scraped clean. Draw, remove head and feet, wash thoroughly; salt in and outside, let hang over night to freeze. Wash again and put in baking-pan with a little water; cover closely and put in oven to brown. Dust with pepper and baste frequently with dripping; have medium potatoes peeled and boiled tender in slightly salted water, adding butter and a little sugar. When tender, arrange potatoes around 'possum on hot platter with potatoes round him, and serve.

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About 'Possum And Sweet Potatoes

Course/Dish: Other Main Dishes
Main Ingredient: Wild Game
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Dairy Free
Other Tag: Heirloom
Hashtag: #possum

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