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To feed the kids rabbit...

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ReallyTired Sat 18-May-13 17:26:59

Cost of food is soring so as an experiment I have bought a rabbit. The meat is cheaper than other meats and I think the welfare standards are higher. The animal has been shot in the hertfordshire countryside so has had a better life than many farm animals.

Dh thinks I am wierd to eat rabbit. He thinks its like eating a pet rabbit. My children are completely carnivorous and seem fairly happy to eat rabbit.

The only dilema is what the best way is to cook rabbit.

Scholes34 Sat 18-May-13 17:27:49

Wrapped in Parma ham and baked in the oven.

LindyHemming Sat 18-May-13 17:28:43

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FromGirders Sat 18-May-13 17:28:49

Rabbit is tasty smile
I cook it like chicken.
It's not a pet unless it had a name. I don't eat things I've named.

squoosh Sat 18-May-13 17:29:30


Rabbit is delicious and up until the 1940s would have been a very common meat source for most of us. Same with mutton. They're out of fashion, doesn't mean they aren't delicious.

Would much rather eat a hunted rabbit than a miserable battery chicken.

RiotsNotDiets Sat 18-May-13 17:29:45

It'd be cheaper and more ethical to go veggie.... just saying.

squoosh Sat 18-May-13 17:30:38

Nigel Slater has a lovely rabbit and tarragon recipe.

rabbitlady Sat 18-May-13 17:31:13

can't say i'm impressed!

soak it first, its too strong.


i'll feed my rabbits some kids. that'll be fair.

ItsAllGoingToBeFine Sat 18-May-13 17:31:29

YANBU - if you are going to eat meat it makes no difference what the meat is sheep, cow, rabbit, dog....

HollyBerryBush Sat 18-May-13 17:31:30

I saw rabbit in the butchers today, although I didn't clock the price. How much is it?

Dawndonna Sat 18-May-13 17:31:42

I like a nice rabbit pie. I'm over 50 and remember rabbit being common on menus.

Flojobunny Sat 18-May-13 17:31:49

Your DH is the one BU. Poor cows and chickens that he's discriminated against. Meat is meat. I agree the welfare of animals is the only issue.

cory Sat 18-May-13 17:32:31

Dumplings and a tomatoe and onion stew.

rabbitlady Sat 18-May-13 17:32:37

and it will give you something to complain to the school about... i was wondering where you'd find something. grin

Wheresmycaffeinedrip Sat 18-May-13 17:32:47

I couldn't cos I have two. Wouldn't feel right

But hey, whatever you fancy it's up to you smile

burberryqueen Sat 18-May-13 17:36:27

yes there is a lovely Italian casserole recipe with olives...
roadkill rabbit was the best meat I ever ate...
as long as your children do not have pet rabbits themselves.
Once my nephew left his pet rabbit at his granny's house and she ate it grin

EleanorFarjeon Sat 18-May-13 17:37:54

I've never eaten it, but why not?

I find this squeamishness about some meat but not others slightly strange.

And if it's a wild rabbit that's been shot, that's about as ethical as you can get as a meat eater.

ReallyTired Sat 18-May-13 17:38:01

I paid £4.99 for a whole rabbit. It was a wild rabbit shot on a farm near Sarrat. The animal's body has been gutted and cleaned.

Prehaps its not quite as cheap as the tesco value battery chickens, but there is quite a bit of meat on it. I imagine that it will feed my family for several meals.

I'm thinking of trying this recipe

HollyBerryBush Sat 18-May-13 17:38:12

Wishiwasanheiress Sat 18-May-13 17:38:39

I'm with Riot. Pets have names. Gonna eat it don't name it smile

HollyBerryBush Sat 18-May-13 17:39:36

if you are hungry enough, you'll eat anything.

>eyeing up the pensioner next door< grin

OhYouBadBadKitten Sat 18-May-13 17:44:10

We make rabbit stew. It's yummy. Keep any stock for risottos and the such like.

5Foot5 Sat 18-May-13 17:46:49

Nice casseroled with rosemary and garlic and a bit of white wine.

Or a pie defo.

5Foot5 Sat 18-May-13 17:47:51

Oh meant to say. There can be a lot of little bones so warn the kids or cut up carefully.

toboldlygo Sat 18-May-13 17:51:42

£4.99 shock I get them in the skins for free or £2.00 for a cleaned and gutted one.

They're for the dogs in this house though - nowt wrong with them, I just don't like the taste and texture.

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