Difficulty: Easy - for beginners
salt and pepper to taste
2 or 3 sweet potatoes
1/2 c water
1/4 c melted butter
Wash possum. Trim off excess fat. Season cavity with salt and pepper.
Close with skewers and tie legs together.
Scrape potatoes but do not peel.
Place possum and potatoes in a shallow roasting pan. Add water.
Brush meat and potatoes with melted butter. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
Cover and bake at 350 until tender (about 1 hour). Uncover and bake until brown, basting often.