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Wascal Wabbit

stikestike Posts: 15,597
edited 11:51AM in EggHead Forum
a cook from a few days ago. was in a dutch oven, not very egg-centric.

fresh rabbit


i cut it up into two forelegs, two rear, and two saddle pieces. that, together with some trimmings, liver, and kidneys (and the heart) got sauteed in the dutch oven in 2 tbs butter til browned both sides. pulled it out on a plate while i cooked down an entire shallot in the same butter, along with a few sprigs of sage and thyme and rosemary from the garden. a cup or so of calvados went in, and i touched a match to it to burn off the alcohol. two or three cups of cider went into the pot, along with the pieces. i put the backbone and ribs in first, and the rest on top of that. let it go for about 45 with the cover on.

took out the ribs and backbone and lever/kidneys/etc., and plated the rabbit pieces. fast-simmered (lid off) til the sauce was a little more reduced, added a couple tbs heavy cream, salt pepper to taste.

carmelized some tart apples in butter til the edges browned, and put those over the rabbit with a little sauce, the rest of the sauce on the side as a gravy.


mashed potatoes and some grilled eggplant rounded it out, along with some brussel sprouts.


kids seemed not at all concerned that it was rabbit. enjoyed it.

what's left over went into the gravy, thinned with some chicken stock, added some leftover corn, and am calling it rabbit soup.
ed egli avea del cul fatto trombetta -Dante


  • cookn bikercookn biker Posts: 13,407
    Nice cook Stike!!
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  • FiretruckFiretruck Posts: 2,679
    Stike, that looks good. I love rabbit though I've only had it fried. Thanks for posting.
  • pcipci Posts: 249
    Where do you get a rabbit? I have had no luck getting one close to where I live.
    Yours looks mighty fine.
  • EggtuckyEggtucky Posts: 2,746
    shoot season of course :blink: ;)
  • EggtuckyEggtucky Posts: 2,746
    nice lookin wabbit stike..was gonna tellya to save some o those pieces for brunswick stew, it's great in that! :woohoo:
  • stikestike Posts: 15,597
    thanks. not many pics, and much was done on the stove top... ah well.
    ed egli avea del cul fatto trombetta -Dante
  • stikestike Posts: 15,597
    got it from the meat dept at the supermarket... farm raised
    ed egli avea del cul fatto trombetta -Dante
  • stikestike Posts: 15,597
    looking forward to the rabbit stew... lunch tomorrow
    ed egli avea del cul fatto trombetta -Dante
  • BigABigA Posts: 1,157
    looks like some hoffinfeffer!! :laugh:
  • jeffinsgfjeffinsgf Posts: 1,259
    Looks delightful. I love rabbit, but my slightly picky wife won't even think about it, so I'm relegated to those rare restaurants that feature it.
  • damn, looks good stikey!!!. .. i love rabbit...not sure why i don't buy em and cook em up. ..
  • JLOCKHART29JLOCKHART29 Posts: 5,897
    Love rabbit and that one looks to be done nicely as I would only expect from you sir! Don't know if one would do i as I tend to make a glutton of ones self with rabbit or squerrel! BTW it is sooo nice to see our little Italian gal back gratting carrots again. Just not Stike with out it! :laugh:
  • crghc98crghc98 Posts: 1,006
    Nice cook. Just grilled up the last eggplant I got out of the garden the other night....Garden is now officially dead...

    Very interesting cook. I wonder if I could get my wife to try rabbit...maybe tell her it is chicken :whistle:
  • LDDLDD Posts: 1,225
    looks great!

    I also like the pic of the fire :evil:
    context is important :)
  • Cpt'n CookCpt'n Cook Posts: 1,917
    Nice cook Stike, I cooked a burger last night, no pics. :(
  • Boss HoggBoss Hogg Posts: 1,377
    Stike, Nice! I have a herd of those things living around my house. After looking at your cook, one my inadvertantly find its way into my Egg someday.
  • Like it. Soup is going to be great I bet.
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