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Total Time
1hr 20mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 1 hr 10 mins

Posted in response to a request for recipes using rabbit. This recipe is from the cookbooklet "Blue and Grey Cookery - Authentic Recipes from The Civil War Years".

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine the flour, salt and pepper.
  2. Dredge the rabbit pieces in the seasoned flour.
  3. Combine the egg and 1 T water.
  4. Dip the rabbit pieces in the egg.
  5. Coat the pieces well with bread crumbs.
  6. Brown on all sides in the hot lard or bacon drippings.
  7. Slowly add 1 c water to the skillet and cover tightly.
  8. Simmer 1 hour or more until tender.
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First of all let me state that my Father use to make the most wonderful fried rabbit. This recipe comes real close to his. The best fried rabbit I have tried yet on my search for his. We used wild rabbit and it turned out tender and tasty. I ran a little short on the egg wash and will double the wash the next time. I would also added more water, perhaps another cup, will simmering. There was not much liquid left for gravy. Thank you for posting.