- 300 gm diced rabbits or rabbit joints
- 4 tbsp plain flour
- 2 tbsp Sunflower Oil
- 1 leek
- 1 tbsp fennel seeds
- 500 ml Chicken stock
- 5 tbsp Cream
- 1 tbsp Mustard paste
- 1 sheet of ready-made rolled short-crust pastry
- 1 egg
- Salt and freshly ground black pepper
Rabbit pie is a classic English dish, traditionally made with game meat and fresh vegetables from the garden. Historically, the dish gained popularity mainly during World War II, when people began substituting rabbits in their meat pies due to the scarcity of other meats.
Today, it remains a well-loved traditional dish, with a lot of English homes having their own family recipes for rabbit pies passed down through generations. We present below a delectable recipe for short-crust rabbit pie served in the classic English style. It is a balanced combination of meat, sauce, and pastry, perfect to be eaten on a rainy winter evening with a glass of cider on the side.
Rabbit meat is white meat, which is lower in cholesterol and fat compared to other meats such as chicken, pork, or beef. So rabbit meat is healthier and contains fewer calories than other kinds of meats. Served with a side of sautéed vegetables or salad, homemade rabbit pie is a hearty healthy dish.
How to Make Rabbit Pie