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Friday, October 9, 2015

LEBRERO WITH 13TH CENTURY RECIPE FOR FRIED RABBIT


Maddy with Islay and Jura
Photo from: SK Bell
hare hunting. The Archpriest of Hita relates that greyhounds were good rabbit hunters as they had sure feet and lean limbs. They caught the rabbits with their eye teeth were praised by their masters but when they grew old and their teeth fell out, they were no longer held in regard. He dog is left to beg on the streets.
[Ruíz/Saínz.1986:228:1357a]

QANÛR - DEEP FRIED RABBIT ; WHICH IS NOTABLE ADAPTED FROM HUICI'S TRANSLATION OF AL-ANDALUS #98. "QANÛR[1]" DE CONEJA EN FREIDOR: ES NOTABLE, p 67

Ingredients

1 rabbit cut in small pieces[2]
salt to taste
olive oil for frying
½ c vinegar
½ c water
¼ c mashed walnuts
1 mashed garlic clove

Preparation

Cut the rabbit in small pieces. Boil them in water with salt to taste. Remove them from the water and pat dry.

Heat oil in a frying and fry the pieces on all sides.

Heat the vinegar and water in a saucepan. Add mashed walnuts and garlic. Stir and pour over the rabbit.

[1] Huici states the etymology is unknown.
[2] Chicken was used as rabbit was not in season.



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