There is an old
Pennsylvania German saying, "Do is's wo d'r Haws im pef'r
sits." (Here is where the rabbit sits in the pepper.)
Skin and clean the rabbits. Cut in pieces, place in a large bowl,
cover with vinegar and water.
Let stand a day or two, adding sliced
onion, red pepper, ginger, salt, and cloves. On the third day, place the rabbit in a
stockpot and cover with fresh water, add the lemon slices.
(Lemon keeps the flesh white.)
Boil 60 minutes or until the meat is
tender. Remove from the kettle. Dip the pieces of rabbit lightly in
flour and dry in hot fat, browning quickly.
Cover and steam gently until thoroughly
Dutch Did You Know?
Pennsylvania Dutch are a people of various
religious affiliations, most of them Lutheran or Reformed, but
many Anabaptists, non-Christian, and non-religious as well.