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Barbecued rabbit: Thank God for good friends

By Patrecia Gray - Special to the Register



Friends are coming, well maybe not; I better be prepared either way. Sometimes they bring the food, but I don’t know about today. I will be very embarrassed if they do come without food—and I have prepared nothing.

I went to the freezer to find meat to fix in a hurry…in a hurry, from the freezer? After searching I pulled out a rabbit. I put it in the electric skillet until tender. Then I hand pulled it like “pulled pork” and barbecued it.

At evening, I saw them driving up the driveway. I quickly got out the big submarine buns, strewed grated Pepper Jack cheese in the bottom of the bun, then a layer of rabbit barbecue, and then I topped it with slaw. I had to wrap the huge subs in wax paper to hold them together. While I finished preparing them, company went on into the dinning room.

I took the subs into the dinning room to serve; there on the table was a big deep-dish pizza with a box of bread sticks and sauce.

In amazement I said, “What have you done?”

I did make a request, “The next time we get together, please, contact me for details.”

We had far too much food for four people; this included other foods I had prepared. So much for the new diet I began today.

BARBECUED RABBIT

Cook rabbit until tender

Pull apart into small pieces. (They are better if not cut, at least psychologically.)

Prepare the mixture:

Catsup,

Kraft’s Smoked Barbecue sauce

Montgomery Barbecue sauce

Garlic powder

Onion powder

About a tablespoon of dry onion soup mix

a sprinkle of barbecue smoked powder

Optional: a tad bit of sweetener

I didn’t use particular measurements. I taste tested it.

Afterward the company went home, I asked my husband, “How did you like the barbecue?”

“It was good, I liked it.”

“What do you think it was?”

My “choosey” husband said, “Pork.” He loves pork.

“It was rabbit.”

“Really? I thought it was pulled pork. I really liked it,” he said.

Barbecued rabbit: Thank God for good friends

By Patrecia Gray

Special to the Register

Patrecia Gray is a member of the Point Pleasant Writers Guild.

Patrecia Gray is a member of the Point Pleasant Writers Guild.

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