Oh how much I like rabbit – and this fried rabbit with red beans rice came out soooo good 🙂
I have to admit that I don’t usually fry rabbit at home. It’s a dish that I prefer to eat at a restaurant. I don’t know about you but I never manage to get the same taste and it’s never as crispy. So fried rabbit for me ends up with a trip to Mgarr 🙂
But this time I decided to give it a go and I’m pleasantly surprise with the result. I’m guessing that most restaurants use a deep fryer but I don’t have one. All I have is a chip pan and I prefer to keep the oil clean of any other foods – I keep the oil I use to fry potatoes in a jar so I can use it again, I use it 3 times maximum. Another thing I don’t have is a cast iron frying pan… I really want one but I’m still to find one that I like. Then I remembered my clay dutch oven 🙂 I’m sure it will make a good frying pan for my rabbit… And I wasn’t wrong 🙂
Talking about chips, this time I decided to make a nice red bean rice to go with the fried rabbit… and we really liked the combination…
Fried rabbit with red beans rice
- 1 rabbit cut into small pieces
- 3 cloves garlic chopped
- 1 bay leaf
- 100 ml white wine
- Salt pepper and chilli, to taste
Rice with red beans
- 1 small onion chopped
- 1 clove garlic chopped
- 1 can of red beans
- 1 cup rice
- 50 ml of white wine
- 2 cups of boiling water
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Olive oil as needed
- Place the rabbit in a bowl, add the garlic cloves, bay leaf and white wine. Season with salt, pepper, chilli and marinate for a few hours, if possible, from one day to the next.
- Meanwhile prepare the rice: In a small saucepan, saute the onion with the chopped garlic clove in olive oil
- Add the rice and fry for a few minutes. Add the wine and let it evaporate.
- Add the drained beans and stir well.
- Add the boiling water and season with salt and pepper.
- Cover and cook over low heat for about 20 min.
- In a large skillet, heat a little olive oil. Remove the garlic cloves from the rabbit marinade and place it in the pan. Fry it for a little without burning.
- Add the rabbit and let it brown on all sides.
- add the marinade and fry until the rabbit is cooked and well browned. If it dries too much, add little of white wine.
- Serve with the rice and red beans.