Add This Wild Dish to Your Thanksgiving Table! (How to Cook A Raccoon)

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(1)   Large Clean & Portioned Raccoon

Crushed Red Pepper

Bell Pepper


Bay Leaves


Quick Tip: To rid your ‘coon of the gamy flavor, soak it in vinegar over night or a few minutes before cooking it. Also be sure that all of the scent glands are removed and all of the fat is trimmed from the raccoon meat.

Step 1

Boil seasoned raccoon with bell pepper,onions and crushed red peppers and bay leaves. Boil till meat is tender.

Step 2

Drain water, leaving behind raccoon with red peppers, bell peppers and onion.

Step 3

Dress seasoned meat in baking pan, lay bacon strips over raccoon to brown, add light salt and pepper. Cover baking pan with foil and allow baking at 325 degrees for 1 hour.

Make it a Meal!

Serve with sweet potatoes, turnips, cabbage, rice, collards, black eyed peas or cornbread.