Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Rabbit loin (backstrap) Nuggets

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If you are following our menu this week (click here to see it) you'll know I added a bonus lunch recipe to share this week ... Bunny Nuggets.

We raise Flemish Giants and usually use the backstrap portion (the most tender part) to make grilled or fried nuggets.  If your farm rabbits are smaller than a flemish giant you can make this recipe using the leg meat.

Here is the recipe!

Ingredients:
  • Rabbit loin (aka backstrap)
  • 1 1/2 Cups flour
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 Tbs half n half or milk
  • 1/2 Cup Panko or breadcrumbs (optional, can use additional 1/2 cup flour)
  • 1 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • salt/pepper (to taste)
  • Frying oil (you can also do these in the air fryer if you have one)
Instructions:
  1. Cut up the loin pieces into 1/2 inch rounds 
  2. Season one side with salt and pepper to taste, 3/4 tsp paprika, 1 tsp garlic powder.  
  3. Flip pieces over and season the second side with salt/pepper to taste and the remaining spices.
  4. put the flour into a medium size bowl with high sides
  5. Toss the seasoned nuggets in there one at a time shaking the bowl to coat them, then place them back on the cutting board.
  6. Mix egg and milk in a small sized bowl
  7. Add 1/2 cup of panko or breadcrumbs to flour in medium sized bowl.
  8. Coat each nugget in the egg mixture then toss into the flour mixture and put back on the cutting board.
  9. When completely done heat up your oil to 375F or get the air fryer ready.  
    1. For deep frying, fry for 5-7min or until they float and are golden brown, then drain on flour sack towel.  
    2. For air fryer, lightly spray basket with oil and put nuggets in single layer, spray nuggets and cook for 15min. 
  10. Allow to cool before diving in, they will be HOT! 
*Note: You can do steps 1-8 ahead of time and keep in the refrigerator for a few hours until ready to fry.

^^If you are looking for a good side to these nuggets, try this crispy oven baked fries recipe^^

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Weekly Menu plan for Nov 27th through Dec 3rd

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My husband surprised me with a fun gift on black Friday (he might have heard me talking about these once or twice haha).  An electric canner and pressure cooker.  I'm excited to try it in this weeks menu! 
Coming up this Week (Nov 20th-26th):
  • Sunday, Green bean and tomato meat sauce with rice in the pressure cooker.
  • Monday, Stuffed Manicotti 
  • Tuesday, BBQ Pulled rabbit sandwiches using the pressure cooker with homemade chips  
  • Wednesday, Make your own pizza bar
  • Thursday, Shrimp scampi with broccoli 
  • Friday, Leftover buffet and Family Movie Fun Night 
  • Saturday, Corn chowder with side salad 
Bonus:  I'll be making Bunny Nuggets for lunch this week so I'll post the recipe for those too :)  *Edit* It is now posted, click here for the Bunny Nuggets recipe.

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Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Garlic and herb roasted turkey drumsticks with roasted veggies

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If you followed our meal plan last week (click here to see it) you know that we are using one of our farm fresh turkeys for a total of 8 completely different meals in 2 weeks.  I can generally use one turkey for 6-8 full meals.

I have prepared these many times in 2 different ways.  In the crock pot (this is the one I use) or in a roasting pan (this is the one I use for the drumsticks).  Both sets of instructions are listed below :)  Enjoy!!

Ingredients:
  • Two turkey drumsticks
  • 8 medium red potatoes (halved)
  • 4 Large carrots (peeled and cut into 2" long pieces)
  • 4 Large celery stalks (cut into 2" long pieces)
  • 1 Medium onion (peeled and cut into 4 half moon pieces) 
  • 4 Large garlic cloves (peeled)
  • Garlic and herb spice mix (see below)
  • 4 Tbs Olive oil
  • 1/2-1 cup of water
Garlic and herb spice mix:
  • 2 Tbs Smoked paprika
  • 1 Tbs Turmeric
  • 1 Tbs Garlic powder
  • 1 Tbs Onion powder
  • 1 Tbs Thyme 
  • 1 tsp Allspice
  • 2 tsp Freshly ground black peeper 
  • 1 1/2 Tbs Salt + more to taste if needed

Crock pot instructions:
  1. You can do this recipe in a crock pot or in the oven (if doing this in the oven look for the oven instructions below). 
  2. Pour 1/2 cup of water into the bottom of your crock pot.
  3. Add the turkey drumsticks and evenly sprinkle 1/3 of the garlic and herb seasoning mix on them.
  4. Add all the veggies around and on top of the drumsticks.
  5. Evenly drizzle the olive oil onto the veggies and sprinkle the rest of the spice mix over the veggies.
  6. Cook on High for 6 hours in the crock pot.  (Do not lift the lid to "check on them" ... it will increase the cooking time).   

Oven instructions:
  1. Preheat oven to 380F. 
  2. Pour 1 cup of water into the bottom of a small roasting pan.
  3. Add the turkey drumsticks and evenly sprinkle 1/3 of the garlic and herb seasoning mix on them.
  4. Add all the veggies around and on top of the drumsticks.
  5. Evenly drizzle the olive oil onto the veggies and sprinkle the rest of the spice mix over the veggies.
  6. Cover and roast at 380F for 75min. 
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