Stewed Raccoon

Discussion in 'Egg, Chicken, & Other Favorite Recipes' started by Iowa Roo Mom, Jul 26, 2010.

  1. Iowa Roo Mom

    Iowa Roo Mom Resistance Is Futile

    Apr 30, 2009
    Keokuk County
    Tired of those pesky predators? Having troble deciding what to do with those dispatched pesky critters? Well fear not friends! I have the solution!!! Try this delicious recipe for stewed raccoon!

    You'll need....

    1 'coon, cleaned, skinned, head removed
    1 tablespoon salt
    1 large onion, peeled and coarsely chopped
    5 large carrots, peeled and cut in slices
    3 potatoes, peeled and cut up as desired
    Salt and freshly milled pepper to taste


    Cut 'Coon into pieces. Place in a large pot. Cover with water, add 1 tablespoon salt and bring to a boil. Reduce to hard simmer and simmer for 1 hour.

    Remove meat from water. Place pieces in a large roasting pan (or tear the meat from the bones and cook just the meat) along with 2 cups of the water in which the beast was cooked. Cook for 40 minutes.

    Add onion, carrot and potatoes. Season with salt and pepper to taste, cover and bake another 20 minutes or until vegetables are done.

    Remove vegetables to a platter, and leave meat in the pan. There should be some liquid in pan with meat. If not, add some of the original cooking water to make about 3/4 cup. Bring quickly to a boil on top of the stove, adjust seasonings and thicken with a little flour dissolved in water. Remove to platter with vegetables and serve hot.
    Last edited: Jul 26, 2010

  2. slackwater

    slackwater Songster

    Feb 1, 2010
  3. CedarRidgeChicks

    CedarRidgeChicks Songster

    May 5, 2009
    Adair Co.Ky
    Several years back our church had a dinner on the grounds..our prankster pastor brought a wonderful bbq guessed it!!..however, after several large bites..I had to admit it tasted fine...seriously, though, the coon does need to be processed properly..there are musk glands (in the legs I believe??) that have to be removed before cooking.IMHO..its best to have chicken!!
  4. BettyR

    BettyR Songster

    Mar 1, 2008
    Texas Gulf Coast
    DH has tried several times to talk me into cooking one but so far I haven't given in. I'm afraid I would have to be very hungry to eat a coon. I know it's just meat like any other meat but EUWWWWWWW.
  5. Iowa Roo Mom

    Iowa Roo Mom Resistance Is Futile

    Apr 30, 2009
    Keokuk County
    'Coons are actually real greasy- cleaning them is like skinnin' a stick of butter. But if they're cooked right, they ain't too bad.
  6. BettyR

    BettyR Songster

    Mar 1, 2008
    Texas Gulf Coast
    I found this on the subject....

    Cooking Meat – Coon
    Expert and Author Keith Patton

    In preparing to cook a coon see that the kernels have been thoroughly cut out of the armpits, groins and from under the root of the tail after it has been skinned. Coons' kernels are similar to musk glands.
    A coon beyond all other flesh absorbs any other flavor put with him; so sweet herbs are occasionally used.

    Coons are pretty greasy so they need to be parboiled before cooking to serve. You can cook it on the stove top, by adding some beer and water and simmering it then draining the fat. You can then bake it, smoke it, or cook it like you would pulled pork until falling off the bone then serve with you favorite BBQ sauce on buns.

    (Note From Author Keith Patton) – I took some to a dinner party of attorneys and the like and they loved it....until my wife told them what it was. Then they didn't go back for seconds...
    Last edited by a moderator: Jul 27, 2010
  7. ma66ie

    ma66ie In the Brooder

    Jul 2, 2010

  8. Wolfwoman

    Wolfwoman Songster

    May 5, 2010
    Chickaloon, Alaska
    Haven't had raccoon, but I have had squirrel, pretty tasty [​IMG]
  9. I don't see why people have an aversion to meat - meat is meat and why are you going to be afraid to atleast TRY something! I will try anything once - if I don't like it the first taste - I won't try it again for years (or cooked a very different way)

    I've eaten/tried :

    coon - just today actually! neighbor caught one and was training his coon puppies - then killed it and cooked it - brought me some - it was good!
    squirrel - ok
    rabbit - tame and wild - wild is very tough and gamey but raised rabbit meat is very good - bbq'd and cooked on the stove top with gravy.
    duck - very good
    quail - yum
    (obviously chicken [​IMG] )
    snake - tough - didn't like
    turlte - soup - okay but not my cup of tea
    alligator - didn't like it
    froglegs - ugh.
    goat - sauteed on grill with onions and peppers and as BBQ - pretty good.

    I really don't understand someone who ate it once and liked it then learning what it was wouldn't eat it again. *rolls eyes*
  10. Sir Birdaholic

    Sir Birdaholic Night Knight

    Quote:I make it the same way, only when it's done.....throw it out & go to McDonalds!

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