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Rabbit Pie

Updated on February 13, 2015

Rabbit is good eating

This rabbit pie recipe makes one of the most satisfying meals.

2 tablespoons butter, 2 tablespoons oil

100g plain flour

A few rashers of bacon

1 onion, sliced

2 sticks celery, sliced

2 large carrots

2 large potatoes

1 large parsnip

half a swede.

a pint of cider

2 bay leaves

bunch of thyme

1 jointed rabbit

salt and pepper

water or stock

pastry from the store.

method :

Roll the rabbit pieces in flour, seasoned with salt and pepper. Heat the oil and butter in a casserole dish and add the rabbit, browning all over. Once the rabbit pieces are browned, take them out of the pan and set aside. Add the onion and celery and fry until the onion is soft.

Add the chopped bacon and fry to brown.

Add the cider, thyme and bay leaves. Put a lid on and simmer for an hour and a half, checking regularly on the liquid level.

If necessary add more stock or water. After an hour and a half add the chopped

potatoes and carrots. Bring back up to the boil and simmer for another half an hour.

Allow it all to cool down then line a pie dish with rolled out pastry, pour the stew in and put a pastry lid on. Brush with beaten egg and bake at Gas mark6, 200C for half an hour.

The rabbit pie will be gorgeous.

How to make rabbit pie


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      Derek James 8 years ago from South Wales

      We do too, No7, but we do eat the wild ones. As I say in the recipe, it has to be hung properly.

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      Paradise7 8 years ago from Upstate New York

      Hmmm....we have sort of a thing about bunny rabbits here in the US. We think they're pets.