Wash the rabbit pieces and drain but do not dry. Shake them in a paper bag in the flour and seasoning. Put the pieces in ¼ inch melted butter in a heavy skillet, turning to brown evenly on all sides. Reduce the heat, cover, and cook slowly for 1 hour or until tender. For a crisp crust, uncover for the last 10-15 minutes of cooking.
Country Fried Rabbit
Brown rabbit meat according to the above directions. Remove excess fat, and add 2 cups boiling water. Cover and simmer for 1 hour, or until tender, over low heat. Turn the rabbit once.
Lapin Cream Gravy
For each cup of gravy desired, use 2 tablespoons rabbit drippings, 1-½ tablespoons flour, and 1 cup milk. Blend drippings and flour thoroughly in the skillet, add milk gradually, and stir until thickened. Add seasoning to taste, herbs, or a little wine. you’ll find a few sliced mushrooms a tasty addition.