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Hare Broth

Cardigan, Ceredigion

A pig's flead. Mrs May Edwards, Abercywarch, Merioneth.

The Recipe

You will need

  • one hare
  • carrots
  • potatoes
  • leeks and parsley
  • salt to taste
  • one tablespoon full oatmeal
  • cold water


  1. Skin, clean and halve the hare and soak overnight in cold, salt water.
  2. Using a large, heavy saucepan, cover the hare and the finely sliced carrots with cold water and bring to the boil. 
  3. Then add the leeks and parsley, finely chopped, and the salt. 
  4. Mix the oatmeal with a little cold water, add to the broth and boil until the meat is tender and falling off the bone. 
  5. Lift the meat out of the broth before adding the potatoes and then boil for a further twenty minutes.
  6. Serve the meat, potatoes and vegetables with the broth.


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