Oven Fried Rabbit

Oven Fried Rabbit

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Oven Fried Rabbit

Our neighbor is an avid fisherman and hunter. He recently stopped by and asked if we would like to try some rabbit. I wasn’t to keen on the idea at first but I’m always willing to try anything once. Along with two rabbits, my neighbor gave me the following recipe for Oven Fried Rabbit. His favorite way to prepare rabbit. This recipe for oven fried rabbit turned out to be fantastic. Along with this recipe, our neighbor also gave us the name of someone who on occasion has rabbit for sale. This is great news to us!

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Did You Know?

Did you Know? Oven Fried Rabbit is a domestic rabbit. The domesticated member of the rabbit family, have fine-textured flesh that is almost totally white meat. They’re plumper and less strongly flavored than their wild counterparts. A mature rabbit averages between 3 and 5 pounds, much smaller than its relative the Hare (typically between 6 and 12 pounds)

Rabbit is Very Versatile

Fresh and frozen rabbit is available dressed, either whole or cut into serving pieces. The best will be young and weigh between 2 and 2 1/2 pounds and should have light colored flesh, these are the most tender and mild-flavored. Rabbit can be prepared in any manner suitable for young chicken, such as: frying, grilling or roasting. Older or wild rabbits benefit from moist-heat cooking such as braising.

Mild Flavor of Rabbit

Rabbit has a very mild, slightly wild flavor and can best be compared to chicken. Rabbit benefits greatly from marinating overnight. In a large plastic baggie, marinade rabbit overnight in a solution of: 1 part vinegar or lemon juice to 3 parts salad oil, season with spices such as: garlic, onion, thyme, bay leaves, or celery seed. Marinade for 12 hours in the refrigerator, turning bag several times. Marinading will give the rabbit a milder flavor as well as tenderize the meat fibers, resulting in a more flavorful and tender rabbit.

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Marinate for Rabbit
Prep Time
10 mins
Total Time
12 hrs 10 mins

Tenderizes and adds flavor.

Course: marinade, Rabbit
Cuisine: All-American
Keyword: marinade, rabbit
  • 1 rabbit, cut into serving pieces
  • one large ziplock baggie
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 cups salad oil
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon thyme leaves, crushed
  • 1/2 teaspoon celery seed
  1. Add all ingredients to baggie. Set baggie in a deep bowl to catch any drips.

  2. Marinate rabbit overnight or 12 hours in the refrigerator.
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Oven Fried Rabbit
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
2 hrs 30 mins
Total Time
2 hrs 45 mins

Super delicious!

Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: All-American
Keyword: oven fried, rabbit
Servings: 3 servings
  • 1 rabbit, cut into serving pieces
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 tablespoon smokey paprika
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup shortening, melted
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 medium onion, thinly sliced
  1. Remove rabbit from marinade.
  2. Lightly pat dry with paper towels. Set aside.
  3. Mix flour, paprika, salt and pepper together in a shallow bowl.
  4. Roll rabbit pieces in flour mixture.
  5. Place pieces in a greased roaster.
  6. Pour melted butter and shortening over rabbit.
  7. Cover and bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour,
  8. At the end of 45 minutes, turn each piece over, add water and thinly sliced onion.
  9. Continue baking until done about 2 hours longer.
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For this recipe, we used spices from Trader Joe’s.

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