Rabbit Nuggets – Wild Harvested Food from the Forest

Rabbit Nuggets – Wild Harvested Food from the Forest

Rabbit Nuggets

This recipe covers rabbits and hares, wild or domestic. We have too many snowshoe hares around the house. They can be be hard on a garden, fruit trees and brambles. And now, they can present a new problem. Canada lynx follow the hare population in Maine and have moved into our area. As beautiful as they are, I don’t want them here. The best way to lighten the possibility of their presence is to control the hare population by eating them.

How to debone a rabbit.

Use a heavy pan to cook the rabbit. I have a new enameled cast iron pot I’m in love with and use often.

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Rabbit Nuggets - Wild Harvested Food from the Forest
Cuisine American
Cuisine American
  1. Debone and cut the rabbit into pieces that are the right size for one or two bites.
  2. Mix the milk, salt, pepper and herbs together. Place the prepared rabbit nuggets into to the milk and store in the fridge for 4-6 hours.
  3. Pour one inch of oil into a heavy pan. Heat to 325°.
  4. While the oil heats, remove the meat from the milk, shake excess off, and dredge in the flour.
  5. Add nuggets to the oil with enough space between them that they don't touch. Fry for two minutes, turn over, and fry for two more minutes. Drain on paper.
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8 thoughts on “Rabbit Nuggets – Wild Harvested Food from the Forest

  1. I’m sure it tastes delicious. I don’t think I could get past the furry cuteness. I don’t have a problem eating from the wild and I completely understand your reasoning. In fact, I agree with you and think it is the most humane way of dealing with the issue. I just don’t think I could get past the furry cuteness.

    1. I can’t overthink it when I’m hunting. I remind myself of the lynx, the garden and the damage they do to the fruit trees. It’s still not easy, never is when hunting, but it’s easier.

  2. My dad raised rabbits briefly when I was young for an additional food source. I thought they were quite tasty. Haven’t tasted them in many years. Your post brought back some great memories.

  3. I have an enameled cast iron pot that I absolutely love also! I’ve pinned this for later. When I get moved up to my land, I’ll be raising my own food sources… and I’m collecting recipes so I’m ready for that time.

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