Rabbit Fricassee

Total Time

Prep: 30 min. Cook: 30 min.


4 servings

Updated: Jun. 27, 2023
"I prefer rabbit cooked this way - moist and tasty, smothered in a lemon sauce that's also a bit peppery," writes Audrey Thibodeau of Mesa, Arizona.


  • 1 dressed rabbit (about 3 pounds), cut into pieces
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 to 1 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon celery salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup evaporated milk


  1. In a skillet, brown rabbit in oil; drain. Cover rabbit with boiling water; cover and simmer for 30-40 minutes or until tender. Remove meat and keep warm. Bring cooking liquid to a boil; boil, uncovered, until reduced to 2 cups.
  2. In a bowl, combine flour and butter until smooth; gradually add a small amount of cooking liquid. Return to skillet. Whisk in remaining liquid. add lemon juice, hot pepper sauce, celery salt, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly; cook and stir for 2 minutes.
  3. Reduce heat. Combine the egg and milk; gradually whisk in sauce. Cook for 1 minute or until thickened and mixture reaches 160°. Pour over the rabbit.

Nutrition Facts

1 each: 742 calories, 50g fat (13g saturated fat), 232mg cholesterol, 654mg sodium, 9g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 0 fiber), 59g protein.