recipe for groundhog cooked with spicebushPosted: September 23, 2011
“This is a recipe that my Mother-in-law taught me how to cook ground hog.
Dress and cut it up. Put in pot, then bring to boil.* Break up spicewood branches, and put in pot with meat. Boil until the meat is tender. Remove; then salt and pepper; then roll in flour; put in 1/2 cup shortening, preferably bacon grease. Then put in oven and bake until it is brown.
Mrs. Ennis Ownby”
from Mountain Makin’s in the Smokies, published by the Great Smoky Mountains Natural History Association, 1957.
*(“boil” is old-talk for simmer.)