Leftovers Challenge: Rabbit Pot Pie

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You did it. You put together an amazing roasted rabbit feast for Easter, and everyone loved it. But now you have some leftovers. So what’s the best thing to do with leftover rabbit? Easy, the answer is rabbit pot pie.

Now, I’m not going to give you a recipe for this. I’m just going to tell you sort of what I did, and my challenge to you is to tweak it however you want, and come up with something you want to eat (cause let’s be honest, a lot of people aren’t stoked when they think about eating leftovers).

First things first, make sure you get all the meat. All of it. Get in there with your hands, dammit! Next, you need to get some mirepoix going with some butter in a skillet. I added a little extra carrot, which I felt was entirely appropriate. Once that was soft, I added some white wine and homemade stock. Then I dumped in some cut up potatoes, and let it all simmer down for a few minutes. Then I added some flour (make sure you sift!), and stirred until it was smooth.

Now, here’s where the path can really diverge. You can make an actual pie, or you can do something sort of pie-like. I love puff pastry, so that’s what I went with. I filled ramekins with my pot pie mix, and baked them for about 30 minutes at 400 F. For the puff pastry, I cut them into squares and baked them alongside the ramekins. Once those are done, they just go right on top.

So, now the challenge has been issued. Go forth, make pot pie with your leftovers, and don’t be afraid to mess it up (they’re just leftovers, after all).

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