Eat the Groundhog!
Groundhog’s day is just around the corner on February 2nd. What better way to celebrate the event than with some tasty groundhog recipes? Eat the groundhog and put him out of the weather predicting business! However, eat him on a sunny day, just for good luck.
1. Country-Style Groundhog:
½ cup flour
¼ tsp. salt
¼ tsp. pepper
¼ tsp. soda
¼ c. cooking oil
½ tsp. sugar
Prepare groundhog by removing the small sacs in the back and under the forearm. Soak groundhog overnight in salted water. This will help remove the gamey flavor. Combine flour, salt, pepper, and soda; use as a rub on the groundhog. Brown the groundhog in hot oil in the skillet, and sprinkle with sugar. Reduce heat, add 1 ½ cup water. Cover, simmer for about 30 minutes or until tender. Remove cover; let cook for an additional 10 minutes.
(Recipe provided by http://www.ifood.tv/recipe/country_style_groundhog ).
2. Baked Ground Hog:
Salt, pepper to taste
Bacon grease or ½ cup shortening
Dress and cut the groundhog. Bring water to a boil on the stove, and then place the groundhog in boiling water. Break spicewood branches, and but into the pot. Continue boiling until groundhog is tender. Remove groundhog from pot. Season with salt and pepper, then roll in flour and bacon grease. Put in oven and bake until golden brown.
(Recipe provided by http://www.grouprecipes.com/11388/baked-ground-hog.html).