What do you do with a frozen opposum that decides to breathe his final breath in the shrubs right up next to your house? You make possum pie or opposum stew, right? From Cooks.com, here is a recipe for Southern Style Roasted Opposum:
(Opossums that have been feeding out of garbage cans aren't too tasty; those that have been feeding on wild foods are.)
Freshly ground black pepper
Salt (if desired)
Sage or poultry seasoning
Do not skin the opossum. To dress the opossum, dip it in scalding water and pull out the hairs. Remove scent glands. Parboil for about 1 hour in enough salted water to cover. Pat dry, then place in a roaster into a 350 degree oven, draining off fat as it accumulates. After the roast has browned a bit, season with salt and pepper and a sprinkle of sage or poultry seasoning. After an hour of roasting, add sweet potatoes which have been parboiled 20 minutes in their jackets, then skinned and cut into thick slices. Sprinkle the sweet potato slices with brown sugar and add a dot of butter to each slice. Continue roasting until opossum and potatoes are tender, about 1/2 hour.
Possum Pie sounds much better, as the main ingredient is eliminated all together!
2 c. flour
2 c. flour
2 sticks soft butter
Blend together and add 1/2 cup chopped pecans. Pat this in a 9 x 13 pan and bake for 20 minutes at 350 degrees. Cool.
Blend 8 ounce of soft cream cheese and 1 cup powdered sugar. Stir in 1 cup of Cool Whip (13 ounce container). Pour 1 large box of instant chocolate pudding (made up) on the crust, then pour on the cream cheese mixture and spread the remaining Cool Whip. Sprinkle with chopped pecans.
We're not quite sure why this little fellow's life ended the way it did. But, I can assure you that we did not roast him in a stew. We are not ones for wild gamey casseroles and such. The recipe above is a legitimate recipe for opposum. The opposum was once a popular game animal in the U.S. and in particular the Southern region.