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Old 01-13-2009, 11:51 PM   #1
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Raccoon, the other dark meat

The other dark meat: Racoon is making it to the table

I'm pretty sure that Meta Givens books have racoon and squirrel recipes as well.

I can't imagine being that hungry to be willing to give it a try.

Discuss amongst yourselves. lol

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Old 01-14-2009, 06:49 AM   #2
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I can't imagine being that hungry to be willing to give it a try
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A small, young 'coon, cleaned properly is a treat in a braising pot. With BBQ sauce added towards the end, the tender meat makes a delicious sandwich. In a roux based gravy it is very good served over rice or mashed potatoes. While not weekly fare at Uncle Bob's house, it has been enjoyed on occasion.

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Old 01-14-2009, 08:23 AM   #3
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bbq sauce? gravy?

tell me it ain't so, bob. please. tell me.


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Old 01-14-2009, 08:41 AM   #4
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The other dark meat: Racoon is making it to the table


I can't imagine being that hungry to be willing to give it a try.

Discuss amongst yourselves. lol
I would be willing to bet a significant amount of money that I am not the only person on this forum who could easily imagine being hungry enough to eat a raccoon
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Old 01-14-2009, 08:43 AM   #5
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No can do BT......No can do! --- However if you ever eat supper with me I'll hold the coon...Maybe served Grilled/BBQed Pork Chops!

Wait!!! Maybe a 'Coon stir fry!! Water chestnuts, baby corn, bean sprouts, nappa, etc.
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Old 01-14-2009, 09:26 AM   #6
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Being a chicken farmer , I hates raccoons to pieces. Get rid of them any way you can, including braising, stewing or frying.
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Old 01-14-2009, 09:45 AM   #7
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Being a chicken farmer , I hates raccoons to pieces. Get rid of them any way you can, including braising, stewing or frying.
....and I know you have seen what the masked bandits can do to a Sweet Corn Patch in a couple of nights!!! Really any corn, but oh how they love Sweet Corn...
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Ew... Don't they have scent glands that would ruin the meat?
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Ew... Don't they have scent glands that would ruin the meat?
The pea size glands are removed when cleaning the coon...Great care must be taken not to cut into one of these glands - as it will taint the meat.
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A guy who worked with Kim always had a problem with the coons getting his sweet corn, so one year he decided to outsmart them, and strung an electric fence around his corn when it was almost ready to pick. He went out that night after supper and turned it on, and slept peacefully, sure his corn was safe.
Problem being, the coons were already in the corn when he turned the fence on, and he had fenced them in, not out.

I have eaten raccoon...didn't care for it BBQ'd, but it was fine in the gumbo.

As for squirrel...that's good eating!
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