Thursday, June 12, 2008

Rabbit Hash, Kentucky

Rabbit Hash, KY - The town acquired its name from the events of a major flood that happened in the area. The name came into existence in 1847. A huge flood ravished the settlement during this time. A large rabbit population retreated into this area from the rising waters and became the main food source for the citizens. There were so many rabbits that the local people created a special stew called “hash”. The dish became so popular that the community adopted the name of “Rabbit Hash”. The town was completely submerged in 1937 by another flood. Today, only the Rabbit Hash General Store stands in this community. I’m not sure about the rabbit population!
Rabbit Hash Recipe - FYI!

1 1/2 to 2 cups of cooked rabbit
1/3 cup of shortening
3 potatoes
3 onions
½ teaspoon of celery salt
½ teaspoon of salt
½ teaspoon of pepper

1 comment:

BRL said...

I wouldn't say just the General Store is there - there are still a number of buildings, and a few antique shops. The unicorporated hamlet has about 400 residents and just lost it's second dog mayor from old age.

They have barn dances and host bands that draw additional hundreds from the neighboring areas, including Cincinnati (about 40 miles away).