Rabbit casserole with potato dumplings
The ideal way to celebrate Easter and the coming of summer is to cook up this delicious rabbit casserole for the dogs.
Rabbit is a healthy, lean meat, and the potato dumplings provide plenty of energy for a long walk or two.
For the casserole, you need:
- 1 rabbit, chopped up
- A little flour
- 1 carrot
- 1 parsnip
- 1 tin vegetable soup
Toss the rabbit in the flour and brown it in a saucepan with a little oil. Add in the chopped carrot and parsnip and continue to fry for about five minutes. Then pour in the soup and the same quantity of water. Turn down the heat and simmer with the lid on.
Meanwhile, you can quickly make the dumplings:
- 250g mashed potato
- A handful of dog kibble (optional)
- 1 egg
Simply mix all the ingredients together and form into walnut-sized dumplings. I like to add some kibble into these dumplings because it gives them a bit of texture, but they work fine without.
When the casserole has been simmering for half an hour, drop the dumplings in and continue to cook for a further 20 minutes, adding more water if necessary.
Let the casserole cool right down and then carefully take out all the rabbit bones. The marrow and flavour from these bones will have been adsorbed by the stew, and eating cooked bones can be dangerous for dogs, so make sure none are left in.
This dish freezes well – but don’t keep it until next Easter!