Roast Opossum



  • 1 opossum, skinned and cleaned
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 opossum liver, chopped
  • 1 cup bread crumbs
  • 1/4 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 hard cooked egg, chopped
  • 4 slices bacon


Rub opossum with salt and pepper. Brown onion in fat, add opossum liver and cook until tender. Add bread crumbs, Worcestershire sauce, egg, seasonings and water to moisten. Stuff opossum wit this mixture and truss. Place in pan, belly down. Put bacon strips across back. Add 1 quart water to pan. Roast uncovered in 350-degree F oven until tender (about 2-1/2 hours), basting every 15 minutes.


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