Stuffed rabbit leg with PGI Finocchiona, potato pie, fennels and artichokes

A main dish that mixes white meat and vegetables. A recipe made by Lorenza Droandi to bring creativity and taste to your table.

Ingredients for 4 people:

  • Rabbit legs 4
  • PGI Finocchiona 16 slices
  • Large artichokes 3
  • Medium size potatoes 6
  • Fennels 2
  • Eggs 2
  • Béchamel 2: glasses
  • PDO Parmigiano Reggiano 100 g
  • Scamorza cheese 1
  • Salt, pepper, fennel seeds, parsley, garlic as needed
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil


For the stuffed rabbit leg

Bone the leg, open it and season with salt, pepper and fennel seeds. Place two slices of PGI Finocchiona on the open leg and add a small quantity of potato (previously boiled, mashed and seasoned with salt, pepper, PDO Parmigiano Reggiano) some strips of artichoke (previously cleaned, cut into thin slices and tossed in a saucepan with olive oil, salt, pepper and parsley). Fold it and fix with a toothpick you will remove at the end of cooking. Salt the rabbit leg external surface and season it with oil, put on baking paper at 180° for about 40 minutes, turn it from time to time to optimize cooking.

For the potato pie

Butter the mould, coat it with one or two slices of PGI di Finocchiona, boil potatoes and crush the in a potato masher, add salt, pepper, 2 whole eggs and 4 abundant tablespoons of PDO Parmigiano Reggiano, mix well and fill the baking cup. Put in the oven at 180° for about 20 minutes.

For the pan-cooked artichoke

Select two large artichokes, clean them properly until you get the tender part and split them into two halves. Season with olive oil, garlic, parsley, salt and pepper. Turn it from time to time and add some stock in order to complete cooking.

For the fennel au gratin with provola cheese and finocchiona

Blanch the whole fennel. Split it into vertical halves. Open leaves and introduce two slices of scamorza and PGI Finocchiona, cover with béchamel. Butter a baking cup and place the half-stuffed fennel in it, put in the oven at 180° for 20 minutes.

Serve hot.


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