The lowly groundhog is a star each February, as folks from coast to coast wait with frosty bated breath to see if the legendary Punxsutawney Phil will see his shadow in Pennsylvania. This furry little fellow is regarded as a prophet of spring, or perhaps simply a reason for midwinter merriment.
Ask a hunter or game meat lover, and another story emerges.
The groundhog, also known as a marmot or whistlepig, is a favorite for savory stews, meat pies, and other popular dishes. This burrowing brown rodent with the busy tail, who may weigh anywhere from five to 10 pounds, is protected in Wisconsin and many other areas. However, groundhog trapping and hunting may be permitted on private property.
Why not cook up a hot groundhog goulash for a midwinter repast? Follow these steps to create this traditional Groundhog Day recipe.
Don't let that groundhog get away! Wrestle that woodchuck, and fire up the stove.
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