Recipe by Dreamgoddess
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".
Top Review by Roger/OH
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.
- 1 cup flour
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄4 teaspoon pepper
- 1 rabbit, dressed and cut for frying
- 1 egg, well beaten
- 1 tablespoon water
- 1 cup dry breadcrumbs
- 6 tablespoons lard or 6 tablespoons bacon drippings
- 1 cup water
Directions See How It's Made
- Combine the flour, salt and pepper.
- Dredge the rabbit pieces in the seasoned flour.
- Combine the egg and 1 T water.
- Dip the rabbit pieces in the egg.
- Coat the pieces well with bread crumbs.
- Brown on all sides in the hot lard or bacon drippings.
- Slowly add 1 c water to the skillet and cover tightly.
- Simmer 1 hour or more until tender.