Southern Fried Rabbit Recipe

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Ingredients (16)

  • To Brine the Rabbit:
  • 3 cups (710ml) buttermilk
  • 2 teaspoons (8g) Diamond Crystal kosher salt; for table salt use half as much by volume or an equal amount by weight
  • 1/2 teaspoon mustard powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 8 sprigs fresh thyme, picked
  • 2 sprigs fresh rosemary, picked and chopped
  • One 3-pound (1.4kg) rabbit, broken down into 2 front legs, 2 hind quarters, and 1 saddle cut in half crosswise
  • To Dredge and Fry:
  • 2 cups (9 ounces; 260g) all-purpose flour 
  • 1 tablespoon (12g) Diamond Crystal kosher salt, plus extra for seasoning; for table salt use half as much by volume or an equal amount by weight
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 cups (1L) neutral oil such as vegetable, for frying

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