William The Coroner’s Forensic Files

Friday, 30, September, 2011

Sappy Cat(?) Blogging

Filed under: Cat Blogging — williamthecoroner @ 05:17


  1. Per the esteemed Horace Kephart:
    This is how to serve “possum hot.”—

    Stick him, and hang him up to bleed until morning. A tub is half filled with hot water (not quite scalding) into which drop the possum and hold him by the tail until the hair will strip. Take him out, lay him on a plank, and pull the hair out with your fingers. Draw, clean, and hang him up to freeze for two or three nights. Then place him in a 5-gallon kettle of cold water, into which throw two pods of red pepper. Parboil for one hour in this pepper-water, which is then thrown out and the kettle refilled with fresh water, wherein he is boiled one hour.

    While this is going on, slice and steam some sweet potatoes. Take the possum out, place him in a large Dutch oven, sprinkle him with black pepper, salt, and a pinch or two of sage. A dash of lemon will do no harm. Pack sweet potatoes around him. Pour a pint of water into the oven, put the lid on, and see that it fits tightly. Bake slowly until brown and crisp. Serve hot, without gravy. Bourbon whiskey is the only orthodox accompaniment. Corn bread, of course.

    I hope Dan will find this and use it.

    Glen in Texas

    Comment by texasglen — Friday, 30, September, 2011 @ 12:57 | Reply

  2. Think Dan might be needing some new glasses soon 🙂


    Comment by murgatr — Saturday, 1, October, 2011 @ 02:12 | Reply

  3. “May be sick. Keeps acting like he’s dead.”

    Comment by WhiteCoat — Sunday, 2, October, 2011 @ 12:07 | Reply

  4. Hehehe… Obviously a city boy…

    Comment by Old NFO — Wednesday, 5, October, 2011 @ 19:59 | Reply

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