Wild Rabbit Corn Fritters …On A Stick!

Photo by Modern Carnivore

Taste of the Wild

Between gardens loaded with fresh vegetables and Outdoor News readers attending county and state fairs – where vendors stack every imaginable form of food on a stick, we’re giving you a game-lover’s treat with this recipe from Lukas Leaf with Modern Carnivore.

 Makes 24 2-oz. fritters

Materials Needed

Dutch oven or home fryer

Small wood skewers

The rabbit

1 snowshoe or cottontail rabbit

1 carrot

1 red bell pepper

1 yellow onion

Fresh herbs (thyme, oregano, bay leaf) if desired, but not necessary

4 cups chicken stock

The fritter

The rabbit pulled and chopped

1 12-oz can whole kernel corn or 2 cooked corncobs, kernels removed

2 jalapenos seeded and minced

1 ¼ cup all purpose flour

1 ¼ cup cornmeal

Pinch of kosher salt

2 teaspoons baking powder

¼ cup sugar

2 eggs beaten

1-cup milk

2 tablespoons shortening melted

Canola oil for frying

Green onions for garnish

The wild berry dipping sauce

2 cups wild berries (store-bought berries will also work)

½ cup water

½ cup sugar

Half a lemon, juiced

Step One: Cut the rabbit into pieces including the saddle and leg portions.  Season rabbit with salt and pepper and quickly brown in a pot that can be put in the oven.  Add vegetables, herbs and chicken stock. Cook in the oven, covered, at 350 degrees for 2 hours or until fork tender. Cool the rabbit down in the liquid then remove; pull from bones and chop small for the fritter. Strain out vegetables and save stock for a soup at a later date.
Step One: Cut Rabbit Pieces Photo by Modern Carnivore.







Step Two
: Combine berry sauce ingredients in saucepan.  Bring to a boil then simmer until reduced by half.  Remove and chill.

Step Two: Boil Berries Photo by Modern Carnivore








Step Three:  Mix all of the dry ingredients for the fritters together in a large mixing bowl.  Mix in the wet ingredients, including the corn jalapeno and diced rabbit. Let the mix chill in the refrigerator for ten minutes.

Step Four:  Bring the oil to 360 degrees in your fryer, or Dutch oven. Make sure there’s enough oil to cover the fritters.

Use a thermometer to gauge temperature. Heat oil to 360 F Photo by Modern Carnivore






Step Five: With two spoons carefully form golf ball sized fritters and carefully place them one at a time in the oil. Cook 8 fritters at a time and fry until golden brown.  Remove and place on a newspaper and let sit for five minutes. Make sure they’re cooked through as indicated in the picture below.  Skewer and serve with green onions and dipping sauce.

A perfectly cooked fritter. Photo by Modern Carnivore






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