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 (hä′zən-fĕf′ər, -sən-)
A highly seasoned stew of marinated rabbit meat.

[German : Hase, rabbit (from Middle High German, from Old High German haso; see kas- in Indo-European roots) + Pfeffer, pepper (from Middle High German, from Old High German pfeffar, from Latin piper; see pepper).]


(Cookery) cookery a German stew traditionally consisting of rabbit, wine or vinegar, and seasoning


(ˈhɑ sənˌfɛf ər)

a highly seasoned stew of marinated rabbit meat.
[1890–95; < German, =Hasen-, comb. form of Hase hare + Pfeffer pepper]
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The French, Belgians, Brits, and even the Germans with their famous hasenpfeffer have traditional recipes elevating small game to lofty culinary peaks.
Weaver discusses in interesting detail the "poverty soups" or gravies and the convenience dishes (one-pot meals like Gumbis, a cooked cabbage dish, and Apple Schnitz and Dumplings) of the rural, Buckwheat Dutch in contrast to the parlor dishes and cafe fare of the more gentrified and polished Hasenpfeffer Dutch urban merchants and professionals.
The dogs and I like a little Hasenpfeffer from time-to-time so off we strolled with the little Weatherby in hand to bag some bunnies.
He tells it in his rich Bavarian accent, as thick as a Hasenpfeffer stew.
Meanwhile, he asks that old friends and former customers come by and see him at Mikado, where you definitely won't find either gnocchi or hasenpfeffer on the menu.
SJR: I can't summon the mercy to help a rabbitt out of a stew; but, I can provide additional recipes beyond Hasenpfeffer namely Li'evre Au Jus, even better, Lapin Farci.
Hasenpfeffer Personal Chefs has cooked up the ultimate in customer convenience: a personal chef who makes house calls and whips up gourmet dishes for less than the cost of dining out in a restaurant.
That's all right if you like hasenpfeffer, but who wants to eat 50 or 60 pounds of that stuff.
In Old World Wisconsin, Fred Holmes describes a German housewife's list of favorite dishes: coleslaw, dill pickles, potato salad, sour meats, hasenpfeffer (a highly seasoned stew of marinated rabbit), hamburg steak (precursor to the Americanized hamburger), goulash (beef stew with vegetables), noodles, pickled green beans, celeriac, chives, cheesecake, poppy-seed rolls, pretzels, coffee cake, caraway rye and pumpernickel bread, pickled pig's feet, and blood sausage.
Personally, I have total confidence that any sedentary cottontail within my ability zone is destined for the hasenpfeffer pot without the ruination of one fiber of edible meat.
Picks: All the popular German dishes are worth trying here, including sauerbraten, wiener schnitzel and hasenpfeffer.
There, I'll marinate it with apple cider vinegar and turn it into hasenpfeffer.