Store rabbit fryers in your freezer until you're ready to use them.
For thawing tips, please read Safely Defrosting Frozen Food for Maximum Flavor.
How to Cut Up a Rabbit Fryer
Rabbit Saddle Meat & Loins
The saddle meat is quite tender and can be cooked using most high heat, fast methods. You can grill it whole, or cut it into medallions & strips for sautéing. Use saddle meat in salads, sandwiches, or serve it on a plate with a sauce, starch, and veggies.
The legs offer a richer rabbit flavor than the saddle, but are better suited to slow cooking methods like roasting and particularly stewing/braising. Their meat can also be ground for use in meatballs, pasta sauces, and rabbit sausages.
Rabbit Flavor Pairings:
Rabbit meat pairs well with onions, bacon, thyme and most other herbs, mustard, juniper berries, fruit (particularly berries and citrus), red wine, cabbage, balsamic vinegar, curry spices, and mushrooms.