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Feb 26, 2011 01:29 PM

Boned rabbit?

Does anyone know of a butcher who will bone a rabbit? (I want to make stuffed rolled rabbit and don't trust myself not to hack it to shreds if I try boning it myself.) I tried the Italian Market, Reading Terminal, and Chestnut Hill Farmers Market. Everyone will cut it up but no one will bone it. I also tried a couple of live poultry places. They were both out of rabbit today, they said they would bone it if they had it, but I'm not confident they understood my request.

By the way, the live poultry place at 12th and Spring Garden was the least smelly of any of these places I've been in--definitely where I'll go back the next time I want a fresh-killed hen.

Thanks for any tips.

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  1. Did you try D'Angelo's in the Italian Market? It's been years, but we used to get boned rabbit from him. He actually made this fabulous stuffed rolled rabbit with pheasant/apricot stuffing. The only other thing I can think of is mail-order from D'Artagnan. They have boneless rabbit loin, and are running a free shipping deal until the end of the month (i.e. 2 more days).

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    1. re: Hungryin theBurbs

      I tried three butchers in the Italian Market but I think I somehow missed D'Angelo's. And their website says they do bone it. I'll try them. Thanks for the tip!