Rick's Fried Rabbit
My dad is an avid hunter, and here is his recipe for fried rabbit. It's delicious! Tastes like chicken, only better :) You can use this recipe for any wild game such as squirrel, pheasant, quail, partridge etc. Great for frogs legs too LOL
- Ready In:
- 1 rabbit, cut up
- 2 tablespoons salt
- 3 eggs, beaten
- 2 cups flour
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄4 teaspoon pepper
- Cut up rabbit into pieces.
- In a lg. pot, fill about half way with water. Add 2 T. salt, and bring to a boil.
- Add rabbit, and parboil for 1/2 hours Drain, and let cool.
- Beat eggs in a bowl.
- Put flour on a plate, and mix with salt and pepper.
- Dip rabbit pieces, one at a time, into egg, and then flour mixture.
- Meanwhile, on high, heat 1/2" of oil in a lg. cast iron frying pan.
- When oil is hot, turn down to med. and add rabbit pieces, one at a time into the oil.
- When first side is golden, flip over to the other side. Cook until golden brown and crispy.
- Drain each piece on a paper towel, to soak up grease.
- Serve hot, with your favorite side dish.
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First, kudos for posting a rabbit recipe! I did tweak it a bit...added chili powder, garlic salt, smoked paprika and oregano. Added these items into the flour mixture. I had already brined the wild snowshoe jackrabbit overnight and rinsed thoroughly. I butchered the jack into serving portions, then followed this base recipe. I found heaven! I think next time I will first hang the jack to bleed out for a few days before starting the brine. Then i will marinate the jack for 48 hours with injected olive oil and garlic with sage and coriander coating the outside.Reply
I followed the directions exactly, and came up with dry meat and bland breading. If I were to try this again I would not boil nearly as long, and add many spices, which I would rub onto the boiled rabbit before dipping into egg. I think using my favorite fried chicken recipe is the easier way to go. But it is GREAT to see rabbit recipes when many cook books do not have them.Replies 1
So tasty and quick! This is the first time I've tried fried rabbit because in Australia casseroles and baking are more common methods but I loved this. The rabbit I had was only a medium size one that had been frozen so I only used around 2/3 of the quantity (2 eggs etc) and just put into a pot of cold water so it defrosted as the water was warming up. It went well with a few steamed vegetables over a base of mashed potatoes.Reply