Cooking With Game

A forum for the cooking/preperation of all types of game from around the world.


    Rabbit Gratin.

    Share
    avatar
    Admin
    Admin

    Posts : 844
    Join date : 2008-09-14
    Age : 56
    Location : Bridgwater, Somerset.

    Rabbit Gratin.

    Post  Admin on Fri Sep 13, 2013 10:39 am

    Ingredients:

    • 1 rabbit
    • smoked bacon
    • olive oil
    • bay leaf
    • dried thyme
    • fresh chilli
    • salt and pepper
    • garlic • onion
    • celery
    • milk plain flour
    • butter
    • mustard
    • cheese
    • breadcrumbs

    Method

    1. Trim the rabbit meat off the bone then chop it with some smoked bacon into small pieces. Brown the meat off by frying it in olive oil with the bay, thyme and chilli.

    2. Add salt and pepper and finely diced garlic, onion and celery. Once browned, remove from the pan from the heat, discard the bay leaf and leave the rest
    to stand.

    3. Pour ½pt of cold milk into a saucepan then add 1oz flour, 1oz butter and ½ teaspoon of mustard then whisk well on a high heat. As its warms slowly add 2oz of grated cheese, whisking in well until you have a thick, creamy sauce. Remove from the heat and put to one side.

    4. Mix 1oz grated cheese and 1oz breadcrumbs in a bowl. Empty the rabbit mix into a greased ovenproof dish. Pour over the cream sauce and sprinkle the cheese and breadcrumbs on the top. Place in a pre-heated oven at 190°C/ gas mark 5, for 20 minutes or until the breadcrumbs are browned. Serve hot with watercress.

    A tip.

    Weigh out everything in advance. Fresh chilli is optional and more mustard can be used as a substitute – dried mustard powder is best. If the cheese and butter are salted you may not need to add salt. The easiest way to make breadcrumbs is to use nearly stale bread and break it down in your blender.

      Current date/time is Mon Oct 23, 2017 7:35 am