Wednesday, February 2, 2011

What to do if the Groundhog predicts a long winter...

Apparently, there are a lot of recipes for Groundhog. I've never eaten one, but apparently it tastes somewhere between squirrel and rabbit.

According to, to prepare one for the pot:
  1. Skin and dress in the usual way for small, furry game animals.
  2. Remove the scent glands under the arms and in the small of the back. Also remove all external fat.
  3. If the groundhog is old (check for worn teeth), it should be parboiled or soaked in cold salted water overnight. To parboil, add 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda.
  4. Cook in any recipe appropriate for rabbit or similar game.
This reminds me of my favorite line from Bill Murray's Groundhog Day: "Groundhog Day used to mean something in this town. They used to pull the hog out, and they used to eat it. You're hypocrites, all of you!"

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