Friday, 11 February 2011

You don't get more frugal than free!

My youngest daughter's boyfriend kindly donated a wild rabbit to us.
(I admit I squeamishly refused acceptance until he had beheaded and undressed it!)

Yesterday it was popped in the slow cooker with some apple juice, water, carrot, onion, garlic, a bay leaf and a bunch of thyme and left to cook slowly and gently all day.

It was left to go cold, then the stock was strained and saved and all the meat stripped from the bones and refrigerated.

Today  the cooked rabbit meat was cut into chunks and placed in a dish with three quartered hard boiled eggs. I made a mustard sauce using 50% stock and 50% milk which was poured over the meat and eggs and then this was topped with a rough puff pastry and baked.


Served with roasties, carrots and broccoli - Yum!

10 comments:

  1. Nothing like 'found' food. Even if it is a few stolen apples.

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  2. Mmmmm, sounds lovely. Free is my favourite price to pay!
    Kandi x

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  3. Free food is the best! I would definitely have asked for it beheaded and stripped too! :) x

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  4. Love Free!!and it look's delicious!!

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  5. Free food, brilliant! What a lovely young man! xxx

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  6. that looks lovely, love rabbit pie x

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  7. I have such fond memories of rabbit stew and dumplings, one of the few (very few) dishes my late father cooked. I haven't been able to get rabbit, despite living in an area where they live wild, we have poachers and gamekeepers enough to shake a stick at probably, and butchers who specialise in game. "There's no call for it" they tell me. Well, I'm calling for it, so watcha going to do about it/ Short answer... not a lot.

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