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Discussion in 'Preparedness & Survival' started by ORHunter79, Mar 12, 2013.
Never have myself but I have thought about giving it a try. I have an old book on small game hunting and it has a recipe for them. They are a vegetarian so I suspect it should be as safe as eating beef - but I am not an expert so someone who is (or has tried it) please jump in any time.
Well they are out and about now - we have them running all around on the rock outcroppings where I work.
Oh man sounds good already! Yep probably a good way to start. Keep the spices minimal at first so you can taste it 'naturally' - but I would be getting into marinades and dry rubs before long then into the smoker for a couple hours before finishing on a slow BBQ.
Quarter the chuck and soak in salt water overnight, one cup salt per gallon. Ate ground hog while visiting family back east and it was very tasty. Chucks aren't much different.
Here's a recipe I found for you. I'm pretty sure there are others. Please let us know how it turns out.
Skin chuck and soak in strong salt water, for 4 hours. Cut up as you would a rabbit. Immerse in boiling water(15 min per #). The water should have just a bit of celery salt, minced onion, and black pepper. When meat is tender, remove from water and dry with paper towels. Cook on grill while basting with barbecue sauce. Brown both sides and check with fork to ensure meat is cooked thouroughly.
Pot Roast Chuck
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1 c. boiling water
1/2 c. flour
Clean and wash Chuck. Cut in small pieces. Soak 2 hours in cold salted water. Dry. Season with salt and pepper and roll in flour. Fry in hot bacon grease until brown. Add 1 c. boiling water, cover and cook slow.(about 4 hours). Add more water if needed. When done thicken juice with flour.
Never had any myself, but if people can safely cook and eat Opossum as. nasty as these critters are then I say heck yeah, I would eat one
I recall that the NRA has a section with game recipies and that when I was a kid the shooters back east would eat chuck all the time, I would search the NRA data base
Ditto with erudne. I remember those articles also. Seems that people used to enjoy them.
Dude, price of ammo says this ain't survival food. Besides they're laden with godawful parasites. Central OR has the plague, you realize. Not smart.
Crock pot followed by BBQ sauce + grill = pretty good.
Wine sauce and long simmer= still don't like to think about it
The ones we've taken you need a good head shot or it'll dive in the hole screaming and freak all the others out. If the colony hasn't been shot up you can get pretty close and a whistle will get them to stand up erect just perfect.
I'd imagine every animal wild or feedlot has the potential for risks. Pop on some nitrile gloves. The last ones I shot looked to have ringworm and plenty of fleas, they didn't get cooked and I doubt I will prepare another anytime soon. Saw some odd green bile like stuff early season in one's stomach. Pretty gross. Another downside is when halved the torso looks a bit like an infants and it's pretty creepy.
I'd take one on a backpacking trip up high but I think I will pass on the yellow ones going forward.
The same could be said about squirrels, rabbits or any number of small "edible" mammals couldn't it? Let alone the mice and other rodents that inhabit your home, not to say you in particular, but most every dwelling has them, just saying.