[gardeners] Groundhog and attic fans

Uncle Steve's HOT Stuff (gardeners@globalgarden.com)
Tue, 13 Jul 1999 12:23:20 EDT

Groundhog, woodchuck, whistle pig all the same thing. Once you catch the 
critter here are a few good recipes. I have only tried the Oriental 
Groundhog recipe, with extra chiles added. Liked it very much.

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* Waco Groundhog in Sour Cream *

Recipe By:	"Indian Cookin'", compiled by Herb Walker, 1977
Serving Size:	1
Preparation Time:	0:00
Categories:	Wild Game	Groundhog/Woodchuck

Amount	Measure	Ingredient	Preparation Method
1		Groundhog, skinned & cleaned
1/2	cup	Vinegar
1	tablespoon	Salt
2	quarts	Water
2	teaspoons	Soda
1/2	cup	Flour
1	teaspoon	Salt
1/2	teaspoon	Allspice
1/2	cup	Bacon fat
3	small	Wild onions
1/2	cup	Water
1	cup	Sour cream

  Skin and clean the groundhog.  Wash and dry and put in an earthen
  crock. Cover with water and a half cup of vinegar and 1 T. of salt.
  Let stand in a cool place overnight.  In the morning, remove from
  brine, wash and pat dry with a damp cloth.  In a large soup kettle
  combine 2 qt. of water and 2 T. of soda.  Bring to a boil, lower the
  heat and simmer for 15 minutes, removing the scum as it rises to the
  surface. Drain and rinse the groundhog meat and cut into serving
  pieces. Combine the flour, salt and allspice and dredge the pieces of
  meat in the mixture. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees. Melt the bacon
  fat in a heavy iron frying pan until smoking. Brown meat on all
  sides. Transfer the browned meat into a greased 4 qt. casserole.
  Arrange sliced onions on top, add water, cover and bake in a
  preheated oven for 2 hours or until the meat is tender. Transfer the
  meat to a heated platter to keep warm.  Put the casserole on top of
  the stove over medium heat and spoon in the sour cream stirring
  constantly. Do not let the sauce come to a boil.  Put the meat back
  into the casserole and simmer for about 15 minutes.  Delicious served
  with creamed dandelion leaves.
	

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* Woodchuck (Ground Hog) *

Recipe By:
Serving Size:	1
Preparation Time:	0:00
Categories:	Wild Game	Groundhog/Woodchuck

Amount	Measure	Ingredient	Preparation Method
		One woodchuck
		Salt
		Baking soda
		Vinegar

  Hang gutted animal in air for two days. Skin and remove about 9 small
  glands under forelegs. Soak overnight in refrigerated salt water.
  Drain and press dry. Boil in water containing 2 tablespoons of baking
  soda for about 50 minutes. Drain and wash in warm water. Put in cold
  water; bring to boil. Bake in covered roaster at 350 degrees for 50
  minutes, then uncover and bake for 15 minutes.

  =OR=

  1 ground hog, cut in pieces salt and pepper to taste flour

  Clean very good one ground hog. Cut in pieces. Cook until tender; for
  old ground hog cook 2 to 3 hours. Add salt and pepper. After hog is
  tender take out of water. Drain. Fix flour with small amount of salt
  and pepper. Take pieces and flour good. Fry in skillet that has 1 or
  2 inches of shortening. Fry until golden brown. If you wish take
  young ground hog out of water, put in baking pan, add small amount of
  salt and a lot of pepper. Bake in 350 degrees oven for 1 hour. Tastes
  great!

  =OR=

  When ground hog is dressed be sure to remove the kernel from under the
  front legs to keep from making it taste. Cut up and salt to taste.
  Roll in flour, put in hot fat and fry until brown. Put in pressure
  cooker, with 1/2-inch water. Cook for 70 minutes at 15 pounds
  pressure. Possum can be cooked the same way with good results.

  =OR=

  Cut groundhog in pieces and wash. Soak overnight in vinegar. Drain
  vinegar and wash in several different waters. Place pieces in a paper
  bag with flour and shake well. Place pieces in a hot skillet and
  brown. Place browned pieces in roasting pan and put pieces of celery
  on meat. Add salt and pepper to taste. Add a little bit of water.
  Bake, covered, at 350 degrees until very tender and well done.
	

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Cream Woodchuck Casserole

Recipe By:
Serving Size:	1
Preparation Time:	0:00
Categories:	Fish & Game	Wild Game	Groundhog/Woodchuck

Amount	Measure	Ingredient	Preparation Method
5	tablespoons	Butter
2		Woodchucks	cut into pieces
1 1/2	cups	Thick cream
1/3	cup	Vinegar
5		Scallions	diced
		Salt	to taste
		Freshly-ground black pepper	to taste
1/2	teaspoon	Thyme

   Melt 3 tablespoons of butter in casserole and brown the woodchuck pieces 
lightly in it.  Mix the cream, vinegar, scallions, salt, pepper, thyme add 
remaining butter to the ingredients.  Pour half the cream mixture over the 
woodchuck.
   Cover casserole and simmer over very low heat for an hour.  Be careful 
not to burn the mixture.  Skim off the butter and add remaining cream 
mixture.  Heat gently for 10 minutes until sauce thickens.
   This recipe yields ?? servings.

   Recipe Source:
Hunters Information Service
Downloaded from  -  http://www.fordinfo.com/his

	

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Oriental Groundhog

Recipe By:	Hunters Information Service
Serving Size:	4
Preparation Time:	0:00
Categories:	Fish & Game	Wild Game	Groundhog/Woodchuck

Amount	Measure	Ingredient	Preparation Method
1		Ground hog
2	quarts	Water
1/4	cup	Salt
1/2	cup	Soy sauce
2	cloves	Garlic	whole
3		Hot chili peppers	whole
1/4		Onion
1/4	teaspoon	Paprika
1/4	bunch	Parsley	whole
4		Beef bouillon cubes
1/4	teaspoon	Freshly-ground white pepper
1	cup	Beef or chicken broth
		Teriyaki glaze

   Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
   Cut meat into serving pieces and soak in 1 quart water and salt for 3 
hours.  Transfer meat to 1 quart clear water and soak 4 hours.  Drain and 
dry meat.  Place meat in a baking pan with beef broth, soy sauce, garlic 
cloves, chili pepper, onion, paprika, parsley, bouillon cubes and white 
pepper.  Cover and bake at 350 degrees for 1 to 1 1/2 hours.  Baste 
frequently.  Brush with teriyaki glaze while cooking.
   This recipe yields 4 servings.



	

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Woodchuck Stew

Recipe By:
Serving Size:	4
Preparation Time:	0:00
Categories:	Fish & Game	Wild Game	Groundhog/Woodchuck

Amount	Measure	Ingredient	Preparation Method
1		Woodchuck	cut into pieces
		Flour
		Salt	to taste
		Freshly-ground black pepper	to taste
2 1/2	tablespoons	Butter
7	cups	Boiling water
1	teaspoon	Thyme
1	cup	Corn
3		Potatoes	cubed
1/4	teaspoon	Cayenne pepper
3	medium	Onions	sliced
2	cups	Canned tomatoes with juice

   Roll the woodchuck pieces in flour, salt, and pepper.  Brown in butter.  
Add woodchuck and all other ingredients, (with the exception of the 
tomatoes), to the boiling water, cover, and simmer for 1 1/2 to 2 hours.  
Add the tomatoes and continue to simmer another hour.
   This recipe yields 4 servings.

   Recipe Source:
Hunters Information Service
Downloaded from  -  http://www.fordinfo.com/his

	


George,

We had the same problem with an attic fan a few years back. Ours started to 
make a high pitch sound from the bearings and shortly froze and burned. 
During the day and not a lot of smoke like yours but just as un-nerving. 
Glad you were awake!

Steve

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