Sunday, January 17, 2016

It Is Unanimous

Brian has wanted to raise rabbits and I have always been against it. It just seems so....weird. Him and Carter have gone rabbit hunting a time or two and they have eaten it but us girls decided to pass.

Last summer, I finally caved and we raised rabbits. We picked them out. Bred them. Had a lot of wittle babies. I even butchered some. On my own. By MYSELF. I even got pretty good at it.

Did we eat them? Nope. Bobo enjoyed a rabbit or two but I just couldn't do it. I don't know why. We hunt deer and I do just fine. We butcher it ourselves and venison steak is one of my favorite meals! So honestly I don't get why the rabbit thing gets me. It is not because they are cute. Although they are. It is just 100% mental. So bye bye rabbits. We got rid of them all.

Then Carter got a rabbit. He was very proud of it and I knew that I had to cook it. So today was the day.

We cooked it. We ate it. We liked it!

Yes. We liked it. Actually it was pretty darn good if-I-do-say-so-myself!

I deboned and cleaned it days ago. It has been soaking in salt water until today.

I cut it into "nuggets" and Brian did an extra good cleaning. He is weird like that. It was the cleanest rabbit in town I can promise you that.

It was only one rabbit so it was enough for us all to try it and that's about it. I made 2 batches. One I dipped in milk and covered in a mixture of flour, parsley, salt, pepper and garlic. That batch we deep fried. The second batch I just sauteed in butter and then coated some with hot sauce and some with BBQ sauce.

No makeup. Don't judge. Its the hilljack, I am eating rabbit look.

Looks good, right!? I was actually surprised how much it tasted like chicken! You hear that all the time but it is true. Every one of us liked the breaded rabbit the best. It was super good dipped in hot sauce and ranch. :)

I actually would like to venture into raising them again. As weird as it sounds it is also pretty "farmerish" and I like that too.

Isn't he so handsome? I love my OCD rabbit cleaner.

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