- 1 large onion, sliced
- 3 cups vinegar
- 3 cups water
- 1 tablespoon pickling spice
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- 2 bay leaves
- 8 whole cloves
- 1 rabbit (2-1/2 pound), skinned, cut into serving-size pieces
- 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 2 to 3 tablespoons butter or margarine
- 1 cup (about 8 ounces) sour cream
- In a large nonmetallic bowl, combine onion, vinegar, water and seasonings. Add rabbit pieces; cover and refrigerate for 48 hours, turning occasionally. Remove meat; strain and reserve marinade. Dry meat well; coat lightly with flour. In a skillet, melt butter; brown meat well. Gradually add 2 to 2-1/2 cups reserved marinade. Cover and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer until tender, about 30 minutes. Remove meat to a warm platter. Add sour cream to pan juices; stir just until heated through. Spoon over the meat and serve immediately. Yield: 6 servings.
"I have been making rabbit for the past few months since my friend starting raising some for meat consumption. This is the best recipe I have tried so far! Marinating in the pickling spices and vinegar bodes well with the rabbit meat. My boyfriend is German and said this is a good representation of German food. Highly recommended if you want a stick-to-your-ribs kind of dinner."
"loved this recipe. meat had great flavor and i loved the sauce. i made rice to serve with this and we put the sauce all over the rice. should have probably made potatoes to keep it more german style, but it is fantastic no matter what side you choose. will definitely make again, but probably with chicken or turkey next time."