Jugged Hare with Prunes and Raisins

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Appears in
The Official Downton Abbey Christmas Cookbook

By Regula Ysewijn

Published 2020

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Traditionally, jugged cooking is the cooking of a whole hare or other small animal in a tightly covered earthenware jug. Today, an enameled cast-iron pot usually takes the place of the jug, though if you have a large ovenproof jug, you can stand it in a pot of simmering water in the oven.

The dish is also linked to one of the most inaccurately cited references in culinary history: “First, catch your hare.” According to legend, this straightforward instruction comes from