You want to eat rabbit? Where do you begin? In fact you are probably asking yourself where do I even buy a rabbit? Good news The Piggery in Ithaca, NY has them whole and in stock. Tim Mason my roommate, works at The Piggery as the manager and he loves meat. He makes it his business to help us and always provides us with high-end quality meat. We owe him a million thanks. Of course not all of us have a great guy like Tim around but everyone has a certain part of town that can give you a rabbit. Remember it’s important to try to find a reputable business. With people who really are passionate and care about what they do. Someone with history of providing humanely raised animals. These things are important because you can taste it. Humanely butchering animals keeps the meat tasting good. When an animal is scared or panics before death it releases toxins that affect the meat. Tough and inedible instead of tender and delicate. I can always taste the difference between factory produced animals vs. small farm animals. Make sure to ask how the animal was raised. No one wants to promote factory farming. Trust us or better yet search it on youtube. You will be shocked and appalled at what you find. Remember food is a business. Here is our step by step video on how to break down a rabbit
You have your rabbit in front of you. Remove the organs of the rabbit. Kidneys, liver and heart. Then flip the rabbit so the spinal cord is facing towards you.
Remove the clear skin on the rabbit. Then take your knife and carefully remove each back loin. Using straight consistent cuts. Rabbit is delicate. The rib flap will also come loose here.
Break each leg so that the bone connected to the shoulder is exposed. Cut in between each joint and remove each leg. Do the same process for the back legs.
On the inside of the rabbit there is another loin that can be carefully removed
See and just like that you have broken down the rabbit. Now start cooking! The recipes are endless and so so fancy. Impress your friends and get with the trend.
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