Hey, Little Bunny!

October 30, 2008 By: erik Category: Food, Spain, Weird 1,252 views

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It’s time for another edition of Strange Things You Might Find On Your Plate In Spain. Previously on STYMFOYPIS…. Hey, Little Piggy!

It is very, very common in Spain to eat rabbits. Any of the 15 small butcher shops in my small town will have a whole skinned rabbit any day you go in to ask for one. It’s typical to cook it with onions and, ironically, carrots. The meat is very good, a little like dark poultry meat. Still, it’s funny when you recognize something on your plate and it brings you back to what it is, exactly, that you are consuming.
Rabbit Skull

We don’t eat the skull. These photos were taken on a Tupperware cover after the meal was over and before discarding the little bunny’s succulent noggin.

Rabbit Skull

Love those teeth. Nom nom nom!

 
  • http://landofnospice.blogspot.com Sharon

    reminds me of when i visited peru and tried the national dish – guinea pig – which was served whole on the plate… head, teeth, claws, everything… all they did was skin it and bung it in the oven. more upmarket restaurants served them with a cherry tomato in their mouth..

  • http://www.erik-rasmussen.com/ Erik R.

    One of my Spanish teachers in the UK was from Colombia. She said that the two things she missed most from home were 1) any decent fruit, and 2) guinea pigs.

    I’m up for trying a little GP.

  • http://www.isoglossia.com sgazzetti

    I was very fond of hare in Argentina. There was a style of cooking it there called tonnato or similar, in which it was simmered (or braised or something) until the meat fell off the bones and took on the texture of canned tuna. Fantastic. Added bonus: no dental features.

  • http://costarossa.blogspot.com/ costarossa

    Exactly because it brings me back to what I am consuming, I could never eat rabbit.

  • http://www.hillbillyplease.com/blog/ jane

    Sweet Fancy Moses.

  • michael

    where was the not-safe-for-breakfast time warning? so did everyone get rabbit as an anti-spam word, or was that just crazy coincidence?

  • http://www.erik-rasmussen.com/ Erik R.

    My antispam words have a barnyard theme at the moment. Every 16th visitor will get “rabbit”.

    Not safe for breakfast, btw.

  • http://flickr.com/photos/aparejador/2776350355/ Raytibbitts

    I needed that NSFB

  • Uncle Neil

    I raise and eat rabbit just like the rest of the world whenever I can. It is more challenging here with the occasional minus 60 C temperatures. In the wild we only have hare this far North. Hare and rabbit are not the same and you know that domesticated pig, rabbit, chicken, or whatever is absolutely completely different from wild snowshoe hare or whatever. Anyway throughout the world rabbit is the number one meat protein source for good reason. It is also a lot easier to kill and process than most any other although I still have scar from domestic New Zealand White killings. I especially like rabbit kidney. Meat is best kept in a small cage without appreciably exercise.

  • http://Gmail.com Not To Be Known

    A little too gross for me… but the poor rabbit! I’ll eat more normal foods, thank you.

  • Hubbers

    succulent noggin. hmmm.