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Old 12-09-2012, 06:58 PM   #11
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make sure you cook it extra well.

personally i wouldnt eat one unless starving to death because of the disease vector. a raccoon is either diseased or coming down with one!! lots of folks do eat em but its not something on my menu and i enjoy wild game.
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I have had raccoon before! Which was basically baked in an oven. As they said I think the smoker would be the best in my thought. But be sure to smoke it well. The one I had tended to be a bit greasy! Probably should have cooked longer.
The stew ideas sounds OK but I would cook it some first.

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BBQ the only way to eat coon!!
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Coon a la delta

Cayenne pepper to taste
Black pepper to taste
Salt to taste
3 gloves garlic, chopped
1 large onion chopped
1 cup celery chopped
1 medium bell pepper chopped
Flour for gravy
Shortening for gravy and browning coon
6 medium sweet potatoes

After coon has been dressed properly soak for 1 hr in mild vinegar solution. Drain cut up or cook whole as desired. Salt and pepper coon and cover with water. Add cayenne pepper, garlic,onion, celery,and bell pepper and parboil until partially tender. Remove from heat and drain. Brown coon in a small amount of shortening, then place in roasting pan make a thin brown gravy, seasoned as desired. Pour over coon in roasting pan and place peeled sweet potatoes around and bake in 350 oven until potatoes are done
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one of the rules my father taught my brother and i was, don't kill anything you don't plan on eating or unless it's causing a problem or a danger.
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Didn't I say there was meat in the fridge? Its not that I don't intend to try the meat. I'm just not sure the best way.
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BBQ the only way to eat coon!!
I will shoot the buggers when I start losing chickens.
I'll wait for a few reviews here, before I ever try to eat one.

I too am concerned about disease, but that is because I'm ignorant.
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Ah yes BBQ coon, can`t get much better than that, plus the hides are bringing as much as 50 bucks this year, & they are thick around here this year, brother & I have already caught a couple dozen..............
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Marinate the meat in Coca-Cola with some diced Vidalia onion and apple slices. Then smoke it over hickory and drizzle it or brush on some of the marinade from time to time to keep it moist.
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Cook him over hardwood like oak and season with Cavender's!
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The best way, IMO, is to boil it first. Don't over boil it, but not to where it is falling off the bone. Then add lots of pepper and BBQ sauce and bake it one to one and one half hours in a 360 degree oven. Bake times may vary, just make sure the meat is completely cooked.
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Check this out................

http://www.cooks.com/rec/search?q=raccoon
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