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Just in Time for Easter: How to Make Fried Rabbit and Sage Buttermilk Waffles
Posted By A Manly Guest Contributor On April 18, 2014 @ 4:10 pm In Cooking,Food & Drink,Travel & Leisure | 5 Comments
Editor’s note: After we posted Creek’s article this week on how to field dress and butcher a rabbit , several of you said you’d like to know a good recipe for cooking the rabbit after you’ve sliced and diced it. Well, just as there are numerous ways to skin a cat, there are tons of great ways to cook a rabbit. But it’s hard to beat this down-home delicious recipe from Stacy Harris .
In the spring, watch for fried rabbit to appear on the menus at many high-end restaurants. It’s a real delicacy – there is a certain fineness of texture, quality, and flavor in this meat that cannot be found in any other.
Rabbits, wild or farm raised, do not seem to have a gamey flavor. The young rabbits are particularly mild, with tender, succulent meat. The older the rabbit, the darker the meat and the stronger the flavor becomes. Chefs will use young rabbit meat as they would use chicken meat, and the older rabbit meat as if it were beef.
Rabbit pairs beautifully with something sweet such as savory waffles with maple syrup. Many restaurants will serve sweet peas, carrots, or sweet potatoes with rabbit to add that sweetness to the dish.
This particular dish is at least 3 of my children’s absolute favorite meal. They hunt rabbits particularly for this recipe. You will understand once you try it.
If you don’t want to hunt your own rabbit, you can find rabbit in some specialty health grocery stores, and some Publix stores — usually in the freezer section.
Waffles and fried chicken have been a tradition in my household as long as I can remember. I altered my grandmother’s recipe of fried chicken by using fried rabbit, and I think that I have a new favorite! Rabbit has a nice mild, earthy flavor, and cooked in this way, it is very tender. The waffles are tender too, with a little crunch on the outside. With the addition of the Dijon mustard, the waffles pair perfectly with the slight sweetness of the rabbit and maple syrup.
Sage Buttermilk Waffles
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 how to field dress and butcher a rabbit: http://www.artofmanliness.com/2014/04/16/how-to-field-dress-and-butcher-a-rabbit/
 Stacy Harris: http://gameandgarden.com/cooking/fried-rabbit-and-sage-buttermilk-waffles/
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