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Possum
                *  Exported from  Key Home Gourmet  *

        SOUTHERN  BAKED  POSSUM (OPPOSSUM) WITH  SWEET  POTATOES

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Serving Size  : 4    Preparation Time :0:00

  1      fat possum
          Salt & pepper
  2      cloves garlic
  2      cups  water
  5      strips bacon
  2      large onions
  1      tablespoon celery leaves
  1      large can mushrooms
  5      large sweet potatoes -- cut in halves
  3      tablespoons  shortening
  1      tablespoon chopped parsley
  2      cups water

Nail possum to a board, just a little larger than the possum.  Skin it.
Make paste of shortening, salt, pepper and rub over entire possum.  Fill cavity with onions, garlic, chopped parsley and celery leaves.  Place possum and board on rack in roasting pan.  Lay 5 strips bacon across bread.  Add water and mushrooms.

Leave uncovered.  Bake in moderately hot oven (300 to 350 degrees) until tender.  Baste every 15 minutes.  THIS IS A MUST, to determine when done, pull leg away from body.  When done, throw away the possum and potatoes and eat the board.

~ Gloria in Ohio