LC Unlikely Yet Likable Note
At first glance the ingredients in this recipe may seem a tad unlikely. Yet if you think about it, you’ll find that there’s brilliance, or at least logic, lurking in this recipe. Rich, crisp croutons. Gamy, tender rabbit. Distinctive, crunchy celery. Yup. An assemblage of unlikely yet likable ingredients.
- Quick Glance
- Quick Glance
- 25 M
- 1 H, 30 M
- Makes 4
Finely chop the herbs together with the garlic. Cut the rabbit in half lengthwise, then crosswise into 8 pieces. Toss the rabbit pieces with the herb mixture and 2 tablespoons oil in a bowl, then transfer it a baking dish, scraping the oil and herb mixture over the rabbit. Let the rabbit marinate at room temperature for 30 minutes or cover and refrigerate for as long as overnight. (If marinating overnight, bring the rabbit to room temperature before roasting.)
Heat the oven to 450°F (230°C).
Roast the rabbit until golden and cooked through, 40 to 45 minutes.
When the rabbit is close to being done, heat 1/2 inch oil in a medium skillet over high heat until a bread cube dropped in turns golden. Remove the test cube, add the remaining cubes and fry, stirring with a slotted spoon, until golden, about 30 seconds. Drain on paper towels.
Thinly slice the celery heart and toss with the celery leaves, the remaining 3 tablespoons oil, vinegar, and salt and pepper to taste. Add the bread cubes and toss to combine. Serve the roasted rabbit salad warm.