Tuesday, December 25, 2012

For those unable to get a turkey this year

Roast Rabbit with Potato Stuffing

2 cups mashed potatoes
2Tbls butter
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1 1/2 tsp thyme or sage
1 cup chopped celery
1 1/2 tsp celery salt(if you use omit salt in recipe)
Bacon or salt pork
1 Whole Rabbit

This recipe can be used with a dutch oven and camp fire
Just cover dutch oven over with hot coals and allow a little more c ooking time.

Make stuffing by combining all ingredients except bacon or salt pork and rabbit.
Wash dressed rabbit, fill with stuffing and skewer closed
Place in baking pan, fold legs under body and skewer to keep positioned.
Stip back of rabbit with bacon or salt pork to keep from drying out.
Roast at 400* for 10 min.then pour on 1 to 2 cups of hot water, cook 35 to 45 min.
Shortly before time is up, remove bacon or salt pork so it can brown up nicely.

Serves 4

By Beatrice Abfalter of JAP

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