So my daughter (6yo) wanted to trap some raccoons this year. So we did. Now she wants to eat one. We did eat a couple young ones I shot while predator hunting last year that I baked in bbq sauce. It was good, but we would like to try it in a different way.
a couple of African American guys i used to work with love raccoon. a guy who trapped would bring them in for those two. they would just cut it up and let it slowly cook in a crock pot with a homemade BBQ sauce, claimed it took two days, it looked like pulled pork and smelled good but i wasnt eating it.
Don't have a recipe for ya, but my first wife's in-laws were big coon hunters from West Virginia and I had coon at one of their shindigs. It was baked in a sauce with onions and peppers and was fantastic.
Best I ever had was aThanksgiving
coon( actually 2 coons)stuffed just like a turkey. Was sooo good. Meat fell off the bone and the filling, gravy, mashed taters, and corn rounded out my three helpings.
Tasted a baked one once. It was like a cross between beef and chicken.. Lady said you gotta soak all the grease out of them to get that taste.. Couldn't really enjoy it, all I could think about was skinning that greasy bugger a few days earlier...