a bunny of a gift

Discussion in 'Rabbits' started by Speciallady, Dec 2, 2006.

  1. Speciallady

    Speciallady Well-Known Member

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    A friend from church brought over 5 rabbits for us. We are working on cleaning them, but what's the best way to store and cook them?
     
  2. LadyofTheBarn

    LadyofTheBarn I Love My Dairy Goats <3

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    The best way is to chop the rabbit into about five or six pieces and then to put it in baggies and freeze it. Or, if you're going to be eating it in a couple of days to put it in a baggie and put in the refridgerator. I either make a stew out of the rabbit or fry the rabbit much like fried chicken.

    To make a stew i will put chopped up carrots, potatoes, preferred spices and one or two onions in a crock pot and cook it on low all day. Then that evening i'll take out the rabbit pieces, peel the meat off of the bone and put the meat back in the crock pot (throwing away the bones of course.) Then when the potatoes and carrots are totally done...just put in a bowl and enjoy!

    For fried rabbit..cook the same as fried chicken.

    Allison
     

  3. dlwelch

    dlwelch Well-Known Member

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    How old are these rabbits?

    After butchering, we allow the meat to age in the fridge for 2 to 3 days.
    If not using all the meat at that point, simply freeze enough in each bag
    for future recipes.

    Cooking and recipe choice often depends on the age of the rabbit.
    We only use young tender rabbit for "southern fried" with cream gravy,
    potatoes, and biscuits. Yummy!

    Most chicken recipes can be adapted to rabbit.

    Enjoy your rabbit. :)