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How to dress a rabbit safely. Picture Heavy. 
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Post How to dress a rabbit safely. Picture Heavy.
I recently saw a post by a Johnny Rambo type character on how to joint a rabbit. Well I ask you? He'd got four of the most evil looking knives, an axe and a humungous meat cleaver. :shock:
These are the tool that I use

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Even the secatuers are a bit of overkill, as you can snap the bones of the feet and cut them off with a knife.

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Cut the feet off with the secateurs at the equivalent to our wrist.

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and tidy up with the knife.

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Don't forget to do all four. :roll:

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I always cut the tail off at this stage.

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Now this is the bit where you need to take a bit of care. Pull the skin up and nick it with the point of the knife being careful not to go into the body cavity.

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Then just widen the hole with your fingers.

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The you just peel it like a glove.

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Pull the fur right down over the head and then just cut the neck right the way around with the knife.

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and just cut the head off.

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I always use the secateurs or a knife to cut down through the pelvic region.

JOINTING

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I use a knife to cut the back legs off.

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Two nice joints - voila :thumbright

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Then I cut the ribs and forelegs off.

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Which leaves me with the fore-quarters and saddle. I dont cut the front legs off, simply because they are just too small but this leaves 4 nice joints.

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The bit in my hand is the tail bone which I got rid of.
The whole process took about 5 minutes and more to the point I still have all my fingers. :thumbright


Fri Mar 04, 2011 4:44 pm
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There you go!

Im a bit of a wus when it comes to dead animals :roll:

You make it look so simple.

Do you trap the rabbit's?

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Post Re: How to dress a rabbit safely. Picture Heavy.
When we did ours (we :lol: yeah right, like I got my hands dirty!) we skinned and gutted them at once, and snipped legs etc afterwards.

Another great photo tutorial :drunk

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very interesting,A good,clean job.

never touched a rabbit myself,know a lot more now.


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Nice tuts!
Be careful putting knives that close to the kids though ;-)

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Very simple. I have actually done this before but its nice to see it all laid out like that. Thanks for another great photo guide!


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I raise rabbits for food and that is a good way we found out that a pair of shears does a good job also to cut the head off as well as the feet and tail. I don't see anything about cooking wild bunnies, So if I may you need to boil it for a long time till the meat is tender this is because they run around and are tough meat wise they are most likely tough in other ways to to survive where they didn't come from anyhow I don't eat wild bunny much maybe once in a blue moon but we do have older bunnies and they are like the wild they get tough and you have the boil them, my bunnies are demestic but I don't call them tame I don't handle them much because they will bite and scratch you something awful but the cage babies about 3 months old we kill they are great to smoke BBQ bake in anything and i have used them in recipes that call for chicken what ever you do with chiken you do with rabbit

I hope I didn't go over bounds here I thought maybe how to cook would be good

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Hi There
I realise that this is an older thread, but when we were youngsters my granma always dressed bunnies and Wozza and I use to as well untill he got a lump of bunny stuck in his throat one night and nearly choked and neighbours had to call an ambulance.
We always soaked our bunnies (wild ones) in a medium brine of salt water overnight to tone down the stronger game flavours, but it also tenderised the meat.
We do the same when preparing our meat for the smokehouse.
Not the amount some people recommend IE (float an egg) far too salty for our liking. :study
I just wonder how others have found the wild rabbit smoked flavour wise????
We always cut the joint on the bunnies the same as I do with the Birdies, find the joint and cut through.
How long do you guys hang your game for to bleed out.
I had never found bunny tough but I cooked it slowly of course.
Marinated might be the go....
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u make that look hard but well done i used to shoo t rabbits for a living and would skin and clean100 to 200 a night :thumbright jason


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