Very Simple Baked Rabbit Recipe

The batteries were dead in my camera yesterday, so no photo of the actual food. Instead you get to look at one of the lovely and somehow heat resistant flowers in the garden. But we did have an excellent dinner last night of our second home grown and home slaughtered rabbit.


One rabbit cut into pieces

Extra virgin olive oil

Fresh ground sea salt

Fresh ground black pepper



Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Pour a bit of olive oil into a small dish and use a basting brush to brush both sides of each piece of rabbit with olive oil. Place in a glass baking dish (or two) and sprinkle with salt, pepper, basil, and oregano. Turn the pieces over and sprinkle the second side, too. Put into oven and bake for one hour. No need to turn it during baking. You’re done.

It was delicious and very tender. I found it more tender than the one I fried in the skillet last week.


3 thoughts on “Very Simple Baked Rabbit Recipe

  1. We do something similar with chicken, but the chicken has the skin on. Does the rabbit get dry since the skin has been removed?

  2. LuckyRobin says:

    No, it didn’t get dry, but that was partially the lower temperature of 325 to cook it at. The olive oil adds enough fat to protect the skin. You can always put a little extra in the bottom of the baking dish, too.

    We also do something similar with chicken. At least with a whole chicken we are roasting, which is where I got the idea. With chicken though it makes the skin crispy and delicious as well as the meat. I didn’t feel the rabbit at all lacking without the crispy skin, but that was probably the superior flavor of the rabbit..

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