Lickin' Good Rabbit


I tried this recipe and it was superb!

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Additional Time:
1 day
Total Time:
1 day 45 mins
4 servings


  • 1 (2 pound) rabbit, cleaned and cut into pieces

  • 1 pint water

  • 1 cup vinegar

  • 3 onions, peeled and sliced into rings

  • salt and pepper to taste

  • teaspoon dried tarragon

  • 4 whole cloves

  • 1 tablespoon butter

  • 1 cup sour cream


  1. Place rabbit in a glass bowl or baking dish. Cover with water, vinegar and onions, and season with salt, pepper, tarragon and cloves. Let stand for 24 hours or at least overnight.

  2. Melt butter in a heavy saucepan over medium-high heat. Add rabbit pieces and brown them on all sides. Reduce heat to medium and pour in enough of the marinade to cover the bottom of the pan. Add more marinade as needed. Cover pan and simmer for 20 to 25 minutes, or until meat is tender and the juices run clear.

  3. Remove meat to a deep platter, and stir the sour cream into the juices in the pan. Cook over high heat, stirring constantly until gravy is thick and smooth. Pour over meat and serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

433 Calories
20g Fat
11g Carbs
50g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 433
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 20g 26%
Saturated Fat 11g 54%
Cholesterol 207mg 69%
Sodium 318mg 14%
Total Carbohydrate 11g 4%
Dietary Fiber 2g 5%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 50g
Vitamin C 5mg 24%
Calcium 121mg 9%
Iron 7mg 40%
Potassium 710mg 15%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.