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  1. Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method -- -- --

  2. 1 Small possum or bandicoot*

  3. 2 liters Water

  4. 1 teaspoon salt

  5. 1 tin corn*

  6. any other vegies desired

  7. 1 pinch celery leaves

  8. 1 pinch parsley

  9. flour or gravox* to thicken

  10. fried bread -- 1 slice per serving

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  1. Skin and clean possum or bandicoot, then quarter the animal. (Video tape this please. I have no idea how to do it. Also "first you have to catch a possum or bandicoot", but then that's another story.) Place it in a large pot or camp oven along with water and salt. Cover and simmer gently for 3 or 4 hours. (Tough little devils apparently.) Add vegetables and simmer for another 1 1/2 hours (Still tough. Even the vegies are resisting being associated with this.) Strain soup through a large holed colander when meat has left bone and remove bones, especially small ones. Return soup to the pot and add parsley and celery leaves. Thicken with a little flour or gravox. Cut fried bread into 1 inch squares and serve soup over toast, boiling hot.

  2. *For those of you that haven't met a bandicoot, it is something between a possum and a raccoon, sort of, I think, maybe.

  3. *Tin of corn? Well a can I guess, 16 oz.

  4. *Now, when you boil this meat for 5 1/2 hours, strain it and throw it away, it does make me wonder why you started in the first place.

  5. *Gravox is a meat concentrate seasoning I think. The dish must be need some flavor.

  6. *Fry the bread any way you want to.

  7. *All things considered, a brick or stone would be a reasonable alternative if you don't happen to have a possum or bandicoot availab


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