From Elmer Fudd’s Cookbook
Have you ever wondered what Elmer Fudd does with the “wabbits” he actually manages to hunt?
he makes delicious meals out of them!
Here we have the recipe to his specialty, the Wascally Wabbit, which is served nightly at The Toontown Café. This recipe is generously provided to us by Gary K. Wolf, who knows a bit about rabbits himself—as the creator of Roger Rabbit. He does insist you do not attempt to use Roger for your dinner. He quite needs Roger to stick around, especially since his upcoming novel, Who Wacked Roger Rabbit?, is to be released in just a few short weeks (though perhaps Roger was “wacked” just to be made into Wascally Wabbit soup?! Can’t say for sure…you’ll have to download it on November 29th to find out!
Elmer Fudd’s Wascally Wabbit
As Prepared At The Toontown Café
1 well-blasted 3-lb. wabbit (preferably Jack, cottontail, Bugs, Playboy or Peter variety, anything but Roger), cleaned, dressed, and disjointed
¼ tsp. peppercorns
¼ tsp. mustard seeds
3 bay leaves
1 cup cider vinegar
1 cup water
1 large yellow onion (avoid the talking kind; its sad stories will have you in tears), peeled and sliced very thin
½ cup chopped bacon
1 carrot, chopped
1 green pepper, chopped
½ cup plus 2 tbsp. unsifted flour
¼ cup butter
½ cup dry red wine
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. sugar
Remove all fwab from wabbit; pwace wabbit in a deep bowl.
Tie spices and bay leaves in cheesecloth and simmer, covered, with vinegar, water, and onion 5 minutes; pour over wabbit, cover, and refrigerate 2 days, turning wabbit occasionally.
Lift wabbit from marinade (do not dry) and dredge in ½ cup flour; brown in butter in a large, heavy skillet over moderate heat 4-5 minutes. Transfer wabbit to a 3-quart kettle.
Brown remaining flour in drippings; strain marinade, add, and heat, stirring, until thickened.
Pour over wabbit, add onion and cheesecloth bag, also remaining ingredients, cover, and simmer 1-1½ hours until wabbit is tender. Shake kettle occasionally and check liquid level, adding a little extra water if mixture thickens too much.
Goes perfectly with a hearty glass of Toonshine.
Serves Mickey, Minnie, Donald, and Daffy.