I’ve never much cared for rabbits as pets, nor guinea pigs or fish.  I like my pets to have a discernible personality, like cats and dogs.  Almost everything else is food.  Look at the personality on those rabbit legs!

Deep Fried Rabbit

6 farm raised, free range, preferably French, rabbit legs



Garlic powder

Smoke paprika

Fresh thyme, chopped

1/2 cup flour

1/4 cup bread crumbs

Peanut oil for deep frying

Season the legs with the salt, pepper, garlic powder, thyme and paprika.  Mix the flour and bread crumbs together, place in a paper or plastic bag, add the legs, 3 at a time, then shake to coat.

Heat the oil in a cast iron skillet until very hot, add the legs, 3 at a time, decrease the flame and fry until golden, tender and succulent.


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13 Responses to Personality

  1. Mad Dog says:

    I believe guinea pigs taste good too – they are very popular in Peru 😉

  2. aubreyglantz says:

    Reblogged this on The Writer Monkey.

  3. I have friends who visit us here in Spain and refuse to eat locally raised rabbit or goat yet will quite happily tuck into factory farmed chicken and eggs. Bizarre! Hey ho, all the more for us and I lvoe the idea of frying them – crispy and juicy!

  4. Goat! I love the taste of goat, especially in Mexican and Haitian food. The majority of us, living away from the land in cities and towns, have been brainwashed by television into thinking that factory raised animals are good and that locally raised animals are dirty/contaminated. We’re going to have to inform ourselves, make our own judgement calls and perhaps change our minds. I have.

  5. They look delicious!!

  6. marymtf says:

    Okay, I’ll bite, why French. Is it the accent?

  7. AnotherDish says:

    Too funny – I dislike those critters as pets, too. Hamster al’orange!. Rabbit almadine! Soufle de guinepig with wild rice and roasted asparagus!

  8. You can tell MD that guinea pigs are very popular here in the Vendee:)

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