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Sweet and Sour Rabbit

No recipe image available.Rabbit, like chicken, is a blank canvas that lends itself perfectly to rich and flavorful sauces, such as this sweet and sour pineapple sauce.

Recipe Ingredients:

2 large eggs
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour - divided use
1 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons water
3 pounds rabbit
4 cups vegetable oil
1 1/4 cups pineapple juice - divided use
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1 (8-ounce) can crushed pineapple, drained
2 tablespoons white distilled vinegar
2 teaspoons prepared mustard

Cooking Directions:

  1. Combine eggs, 1/4 cup flour, salt, and water in a bowl; mix well and chill for 1 hour.
  2. Debone the rabbit and cut into 1-inch pieces.
  3. Coat the pieces with 1 cup flour then dip singly into the chilled batter.
  4. Deep-fry in oil at 375°F (190°C) until golden brown; drain.
  5. To prepare the sauce, heat 1 cup pineapple juice and sugar in a saucepan, stirring until the sugar dissolves. Stir in a mixture of cornstarch and 1/4 cup pineapple juice. Cook until the mixture thickens, stirring constantly. Add crushed pineapple (drained), vinegar, and prepared mustard; mix well. Serve warm with the rabbit.

Makes 6 servings.