Panko & Mustard Crusted Rabbit

Panko & Mustard Crusted Rabbit

Panko and Mustard Crusted Rabbit

The Panko and Mustard Crusted Rabbit recipe will have the kids hopping to the table for more!!

Panko and Mustard Crusted Rabbit

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 cup Dijon mustard
  • 2 cups panko (Japanese bread crumbs)
  • 1/4 cup fresh thyme leaves, chopped
  • 2 (2 1/2 to 3-pound) fryer rabbits, cut into 8 serving pieces, rinsed, and patted dry
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil

Preparation

Preheat oven to 500°F. In a medium bowl, whisk together butter and mustard. In a large bowl, toss together panko and thyme.

Season rabbit pieces with salt and pepper. Using a pastry brush, brush 1 piece generously with mustard mixture, then dip in panko mixture and toss to coat. Transfer to large rimmed baking sheet. Repeat with remaining pieces, using 2 baking sheets. Drizzle pieces with olive oil.

Bake 15 minutes, then reduce heat to 350°F. Bake until crust is golden and juices run clear when meat is pricked with a fork, about 10 minutes more.