Creole Rabbit

This tasty Creole rabbit can also be baked in the smoker or outdoor barbecue. Serve with roasted sweet potatoes, black-eye peas and fresh oranges. Cray-fish make a nice appetizer. Preparation time, 30 minutes; Cooking time, 100 minutes. Serves 4 to 6.

1               fryer rabbit, 1.5 kg, cut up              1
15 mL                    cooking oil                 1 tbsp
1                 can, tomato soup (284 mL)               1
120 mL              chopped green pepper            1/2 cup
120 mL                  chopped onion               1/2 cup
120 mL               sliced gumbo (okra)            1/2 cup
5 mL                        salt                      1 tsp
2 mL                   ground oregano               1/2 tsp
1 mL                 ground white pepper            1/4 tsp

In a skillet, brown rabbit pieces in hot oil. Place rabbit in a 2 L (2 qt) casserole. Mix remaining ingredients and pour over rabbit. Bake, covered, at 180°C (350°F) for 1 hour. Remove cover during last 15 minutes.

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