Easter lunch: Wild rabbit, red cabbage and mash

Traditional German Easter Lunch

Clearly my aim of cooking German food and blogging about it has been off to a bumpy start. Although I’ve cooked a few German dishes since my last post, I’ve never got around to proper documenting the process – ones got a busy life you know. 😉

Ingredients (serves 6)

Wild rabbit Red cabbage Mash
1l buttermilk
1 cup white vinegar
4 bay leaves
3 wild rabbits
Butter
Oil
Salt & Pepper
1 large Onion
3-4 carrots
1l beef stock
Whole red cabbage
1 large onion
3 appels
10 cloves
Salt & sugar
Red wine vinegar
Red wine
5-6 large potatoes
1 cup of milk
50g butte

Wild rabbit

1. In order to tenderise the rather tough rabbit meat, mix 1l of buttermilk with a cup of white wine vinegar in a large casserole and place the portioned rabbits together with four bay leaves. Leave to rest in the fridge for 12h or more

Browned rabbit pieces2.  Pad dry the pieces of rabbit, season generously with salt & pepper. Heat 1 tablespoon of oil and 1 teaspoon of butter in a large frying pan (on maximum heat) and brown all pieces. Keep adding butter and oil to create the base for the gravy. Pre-heat the oven to 140ºC.

3. Set aside the browned pieces of rabbit and use the mix of oil, butter and rabbit juices to fry the carrots and onions. fried onions and carrots

4. Pour the fried vegetables and rabbit into a large casserole dish and top of with a healthy helping of red wine and place into the over for 1h.

5. Add 1l of beef stock, make sure all pieces of meat are covered and return to the over for another 45min to 1h.

Red cabbage

Cabbage, onion, apples, cloves1. Grate a whole red cabbage and fry in a large hot pan until soft.

2. Quarter a large onion and stick 4-5 cloves into each quarter. Peel 2-3 apples and quarter, removing the core.

3. Add the onion and apples into the pan, season with sugar and salt and let simmer for 30-45min. Top up with water if necessary.

4. Season to taste shortly before serving, by either using red wine and/or red wine vinegar

Mashed Poatoes

1. Peel and cube the potatoes and bring to boil in very salty water.

2. Once boiled soft, drain the water and mash the potatoes.

3. Add a cup of warm milk and a healthy helping of butter for a creamy consistency

Traditional German Easter Lunch

Traditional German Easter Lunch

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