Two good raccoon recipes are raccoon pot roast and baked raccoon. The baked raccoon recipe takes around 45 minutes to prepare and 180 minutes to cook. The recipe calls for one large raccoon, oil, bay leaves, onion, bell peppers, celery, seasoning and water. The recipe makes eight servings.
Raccoon pot roast requires four or five young raccoons, potatoes, carrots, onions, celery, brown gravy, beef bouillon cubes and other seasonings. The young raccoons need to be soaked in water overnight. Drain them in the morning, and cook them in a large kettle with the other ingredients. The roast needs to cook for around three hours or until the potatoes are cooked. This recipe makes between six and eight servings.
Serious Eats says that eating raccoon is pretty common for people who live in the country. When raccoon is cleaned and prepared correctly, it tastes like dark turkey or chicken meat; however, raccoon meat tends to be greasier, like duck. Raccoon is also more tender than both chicken and turkey.
Raccoons are often associated with rabies because they are known to carry the disease. If a raccoon has rabies, it should not be eaten, according to Serious Eats. Hunters need to keep in mind that rabid raccoons do not feed.