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Herb Roasted Rabbit And Potatoes

Herb Roasted Rabbit And Potatoes

Here's one of my favourites which will serve approximately 6 people:


  • 4lb Rabbit (cut into 8 pieces, rinsed & patted dry)
  • 8md Red potatoes (quartered)
  • 24lg Cloves garlic
  • 6tb Olive oil
  • 4oz Slab bacon (rind removed & cut into 1" cubes)
  • 6tb Fresh rosemary leaves OR
  • 2tb Dried rosemary
  • 2ts Coarsely ground black pepper
  • Coarse salt, to taste (optional)
  • 6 Sprigs rosemary, for garnish


Preheat the oven to 400 degrees

Place the potatoes and garlic cloves in a large shallow roasting pan. Sprinkle with 1 tablespoon of the olive oil, and toss to coat. Bake for 30 minutes.

While the potatoes and garlic are roasting, combine the bacon and 2 tablespoons of the oil in a large skillet, and place over low heat. Cook just until the bacon begins to wilt. Then remove the bacon with a slotted spoon, and set it aside.

Saute the rabbit, in batches if necessary, in the skillet, setting the pieces aside as they are browned. Reserve 2 tablespoons of the pan drippings.

Remove the roasting pan from the oven, and reduce the heat to 350 degrees.

Add the rabbit, rosemary, pepper, coarse salt, reserved pan drippings, and remaining 3 tablespoons oil to the roasting pan with the potatoes and garlic. Toss thoroughly, and return the pan to the oven. Bake for 20 minutes.

Sprinkle the reserved bacon over the top, and bake until the meat is tender and the vegetables are golden, another 20 minutes.

Arrange the mixture on a warmed platter, and garnish with the rosemary sprigs.
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