Creole Chicken with Beans

Ingredients
1 tbsp. vegetable oil
1 c. chopped, uncooked chicken (1/2
lb.)
1/2 c. chopped green pepper
1/2 c. chopped onion
1/3 c. chopped celery
1 sm. minced garlic clove
1 (16 oz.) can pork and beans
1 (8 oz.) can tomato sauce
1/4 tsp. dried oregano
1/4 tsp. hot pepper sauce
3 c. hot, cooked rice

Preparation:
Cook chicken, onions, peppers, celery and garlic in large skillet over medium high heat, 3-4 minutes or until chicken is lightly browned and vegetables are tender. Add remaining ingredients, except rice. Bring to a full boil, reduce heat to low, simmer uncovered, about 10 minutes. Serve over hot cooked rice. Makes 4 (1 1/2 cup) servings. “It is hard to tell whether a person is walking to reduce, or reduced to walking.”

Creole Crab Cakes

Ingredients
1 egg, well beaten
1 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
2 tbsp. parsley, chopped
1 tbsp. mayonnaise
1 tbsp. baking powder
2 tsp. creole seasoning
3 slices homestyle bread crust,
removed & crumbled
1/2 lb. cooked & cleaned crawfish,
roughly chopped
1 lb. cooked & picked crabmeat (lump
or backfin)
1 c. dry bread crumbs, unseasoned
1/2 c. butter–CREOLE SAUCE:–2 tbsp. green onion, chopped
1 tbsp. butter
1/4 c. seafood stock (or bottled clam
juice)
1/4 c. dry white wine
2 tbsp. creole mustard
1 c. heavy whipping cream
Salt to taste
Dash cayenne pepper

Preparation:
In a large bowl, beat the egg. Add Worcestershire sauce, parsley, mayonnaise, baking powder, creole seasoning and homestyle bread crumbs. Mix well; then add crawfish and crabmeat. Using hands, mold 8 patties. Dip patties into dry bread crumbs. In skillet, melt butter and fry crabmeat patties about 5-7 minutes on each side until golden brown. Use low heat so butter will not burn. In small frying pan, melt butter and saute onions until they soften. Add seafood stock and wine; rapidly boil to reduce to about 2 tablespoons. Stir in Creole mustard. Blend in the heavy cream and bring to simmer. Simmer for 3 minutes. Add cayenne and salt to taste. Keep warm until ready to serve. Place 2 tablespoons sauce on each plate, then 2 crab cakes. Top with grilled shrimp (if desired) and garnish with lemon and parsley. (My favorite.) Serves 4.

Baked Rabbit

Ingredients
One rabbit

Preparation:
Cut rabbit in pieces in a large frying pan. Use about 3 tablespoons of Crisco, any shortening. Have very hot, roll rabbit in flour, salt and pepper. Brown quickly. Place in small roaster. Add 3 tablespoons flour to shortening, brown and add 2 cups cold water, pour over rabbit and cook in oven at 375 degrees for 1 1/2 hours.

Baked Stuffed Rabbit with Carrots

Ingredients
3 or 4 average potatoes
2 tbsp. butter
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. pepper
1 tsp. dried summer savory
1 c. finely chopped celery
1 rabbit
2 lg. carrots, quartered
1 lb. bacon
1 or 2 c. hot water

Preparation:
1. For dressing, mash potatoes to make a pint, season with butter, salt, pepper, savory and celery. Fill body of rabbit with this stuffing and sew up.
2. Place rabbit on rack of baking pan with legs folded under body and skewer in this position.
3. Place quartered carrots beside it on the racks.
4. Put pan in 400 degree oven and after first 10 minutes pour 1 or 2 cups hot water over body, continue cooking until done.
5. Shortly before done, remove bacon and let rabbit burn.

BBQ Wild Rabbit

Ingredients
1 (2-3 lb.) rabbit
Celery tops
1 med. chopped onion
2 tbsp. butter
1 garlic clove, chopped
1/2 c. chopped celery
3/4 c. water
1/4 c. dry wine
1 c. ketchup
2 tbsp. vinegar
2 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
2 tbsp. brown sugar
1 tsp. dry mustard

Preparation:
Cut cleaned rabbit into serving pieces, boil with celery tops for 30 minutes. Remove rabbit from water and let stand a few minutes. Cook onion in water until browned, then add remaining ingredients and cook for 20 minutes. Add rabbit and simmer slowly for 1 hour. Serve hot. 4 servings.

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