Dear Sun Spots: I have gotten a very nice recipe for Hasenpfeffer and I have all the ingredients. The only thing missing? You guessed it. (if you know German). The rabbit.

I have spent more money on gas following leads than the rabbit could possibly cost.

Do you or any of your readers know where I could buy a rabbit? Store? Meat market? Grower? I can be reached sat 998-2761. – C.J., West Poland.

Answer:
Sun Spots checked several local sources and was unsuccessful. However, in contacting Bisson’s Meat Market in Topsham, they kindly noted that there is someone about two to three miles down the road from them, on Meadow Road (Rt. 201) who does carry rabbit meat. Sadly they did not recall the name but it might be worth the drive if you’re out that way. In the meantime, you might consider ordering online at www.buyrabbitmeat.com. Shipping appears to be free here in Maine. A co-worker also notes that he saw a sports television program recently which noted rabbit hunting was plentiful further north of us here and it might be something to consider as you continue your search for the illusive rabbit meat.

Additionally, perhaps you might also enjoy the following recipe in case you tire of the one you have. This was located online at www.rabbithuntingonline.com:

Stuffed Rabbit (Irish Armagh Style): Ingredients: 1 rabbit, 2 oz. flour, 2 cups breadcrumbs, 2 large cooking apples (sour), 1 tbs. thyme, 1 tbs. salt, 1 egg, 2 oz butter, stock, 1 large onion, 2 tbs. parsley, 1 tbs. sugar, 1 oz butter, pepper to taste. Method: Wash and dry rabbit. Chop onions and fry gently in 2 oz of the butter. Peel apples and chop; add to onions and fry until soft. Mix onions, apple and butter with all other stuffing ingredients, and brown quickly in remaining butter. Place rabbit in a casserole, stuff, surround with excess stuffing, add well-seasoned stock, and cook for 1¾ hours, or until tender, at 350 degrees.

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Answer:
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