Rabbit pot pie recipe

GAbearclaw

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- Two skinned and gutted rabbits, cut into pieces (leave bones in for now)
- Peeled/ cut potato (russet, etc.)
- Mixed bag of peas with carrots included
- Diced yellow onion
- Salt and pepper to taste
- ¼ teaspoon dried thyme
- ¼ teaspoon oregano
- 2 cups chicken broth
- 1 cup milk
- 2 pie crusts
- 1 beaten egg
- Mason jars or pan to cook in
- 2 bay leaves
- Butter
- ½ cup AP flour

1. Boil the rabbits for 60-90 minutes on a low boil in salted water with 2 bay leaves.
2. Remove the rabbits from the water and set aside to cool.
a. Once cooled, pull the meat from the bones and set aside.
3. Preheat oven to 425, when preheated add pie crust to bottom of cooking vessel and allow to just slightly brown (5-10 minutes).
4. Take potato and cook in slightly salted water 8-10 minutes.
5. Take ½ cup of butter and melt, then cook onions until translucent. Add in thyme, oregano and flour and mix well. Cook until flour is cooked, approximately 1-3 minutes.
6. Add milk and chicken broth and whisk together well.
7. Stir in pea/ carrot bag and rabbit meat and mix well.
8. Add potato and mix.
9. Add mixture to cooking vessels and make sure to allow room at the top for bubbling while cooking.
10. Cover each vessel with pie crust and brush with egg mixture. For mason jars I used the top ring to cut to size and added two layers with egg mixture between them to hold together.
11. Cut slits/ holes into the pie crust and bake until golden brown.
12. Enjoy…
 

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JohnCushman

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I do a really good rabbit stew in the dutch oven at winter time hunting camps in the camp fire. When the deer hunting is slow we pop some rabbits for the stew and I go to work :D I do dumplings, though.
 

Big Slick

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We would shoot jack rabbits, which most people won't do, for pot pie. The best way to prepare a tough rabbit by far.
 

GAbearclaw

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The two I got while quail hunting were big older guys, so they weren't meant to be breaded and fried like the younger ones. I have held off on the few I have seen previously as the drought has been rough on em, but last few weeks of January you could see the rains had helped, and of course thanks to them doing what rabbits do, there were plenty to take a few.

Dumplings is always a hit. My best memories growing up were of grandma making me shoot a tree squirrel each Saturday before she would serve lunch because they were "eating all her pecans". I'd peel it and toss in the freezer and she would make a pot of dumplings when I had a few.

I will be targeting our blacktail jacks here the rest of Feb as I look to get a few bobcats before the end of the month. This is likely the last year to hunt bobcats in the land of fruits and nuts...
 

hank4elk

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Gotta have to start eating some cottontails again soon.
They are everywhere on my place,around my house. You can see 6 looking in one spot at times. Dozens on my evening stroll.
I have not hunted rabbits in 20 years. They got too wormy & diseased in CA for me.
Spoiled by elk & deer.

What should I watch out for with these NM cottontails? Tulermia?sp.? Season?
I'll double check with local warden,but it looks like open season here.
 

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