We had a rabbit that had been sitting the bottom of the freezer since February, I felt like a home grown feed so we decided to do something a bit different.
Kentucky Fried Rabbit (KFR), although I guess you could change things up and do it with chicken for a substandard product =p
We’ve done it once before but we changed up the seasoning this time around, and will probably keep changing things up every time we do it because we don’t really measure.
It was a bit easier do-boning this time as I hadn’t already spent a few hours killing, gutting skinning. I think the fact that it was still half frozen may have helped as well because some of the meet seemed to pull fairly neatly off the bone.
It was a team effort for Shan and myself, although Harry decided to lose his mind a bit half way through so I finished it up.
I cut the meat into squares aiming for about 2cmx2cm (although they varied in shape a lot in both size and shape).
The crumb was a bit of a guess, I vaguely remembered when I was at shot show the guy from ‘Hunt, Catch, Cook’ had done it was paprika, so I used that as a bit of a base.
My rough recipe (with guidance from Shan on what works) is as follows, enjoy my incredibly vague units of measurement;
- 2 parts breadcrumbs
- 1 part plain flour
- a couple of mm of Paprika, although I probably should have added a bit more
- couple of decent shakes of ‘Italian seasoning’
- bit of garlic salt
Nice and easy, dunk the pieces of meat in egg then into the crumb. chuck them into a frying pan with a cm or so of hot oil.
Mix them around for a few minutes until then look good then onto a plate with some paper towel to soak up some of the oil.
Served it up with some mashed potato, carrot, corn, beans and peas. Nic loved his so much that there were no nuggets left by the time I got there to take the pic.
Every time I cook with a meat rabbit (compared to wild rabbit) I’m amazed at how much you get from it. I ate way more meat than I needed to and it was comfortably enough for Shan, Nic (who though rabbits nuggets were about the best thing every) and myself with a big container of it for lunch at work the following day.
If you are on the fence about wanting to eat rabbit then I highly recommend it like this, you really can’t go wrong. Anything fried is always a hit.