Hasenpfeffer (also spelled "hasenfeffer") is a traditional German stew made from marinated rabbit or hare. "Pfeffer" is not only the name of a spice, but also for a dish where the animal's blood is used as a gelling agent for the sauce. Wine or vinegar is also a prominent ingredient, to lend a sourness to the recipe.

In the USA and perhaps elsewhere, squirrel is frequentlyFact|date=May 2008 substituted for rabbit. This substitution is accepted as authentic by the families of German immigrantsFact|date=May 2008. The substitution of chicken, although common, is not considered authentic.

In popular American culture

In American culture, the word "hasenpfeffer" is known primarily from the opening sequence of the television series "Laverne & Shirley", where the girls recite a Yiddish hopscotch ("One, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight! Schlemiel! Schlimazel! Hasenpfeffer Incorporated!").

In Max Fleischer's animated version of "Minnie the Moocher", Betty Boop is angrily accused by her old world immigrant parents of not eating her hasenpfeffer and sauerbraten .

In a popular Bugs Bunny cartoon, "Shishkabugs" (1962), a Charles Laughton-like king orders his cook (Yosemite Sam) to bring him the aforementioned dish, resulting in difficulty for Bugs. In an earlier cartoon, "Bowery Bugs" (1949), Bugs lamented on the problems rabbits face, citing "Hunters, hounds, hasenpfeffer!"

Elvis Presley, in his 1960 film "G.I. Blues", sings "We get hasenpfeffer and black pumpernickel for chow..."

The word is the namesake of the card game Pepper. It is also mentioned in the song "Don't Be the Bunny" (sung by Mr. Cladwell and the UGC Staff) from the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical comedy, "Urinetown", and is one of William Barfee's words in the musical comedy "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee".

Hasenpfeffer & the Bombdiggitty (named for the lead singer, Hasen Pfeffer) was also the name of a popular funk/beat-poetry/rock band from Logan, Utah from 2003-2007.

In , Yan's breakfast specialty is Hasenpfeffer and Eggs.

External links

* [http://recipes.epicurean.com/recipedetail.jsp?recipe_no=18731 Hasenpfeffer] at [http://www.epicurean.com Epicurean.com]

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  • Hasenpfeffer — ist ein Ragout aus Hasenklein, Stücken vom Hasen wie Läufen, Brust und Hals, Herz und Leber, die sich als Braten nicht eignen. Zur Zubereitung wird das Fleisch zuerst gewürfelt und in Öl, Weinbrand und Gewürzen mariniert. Anschließend wird es mit …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Hasenpfeffer — Hasenpfeffer, ou hasenfeffer (« poivre de lapin » en allemand), est un ragoût traditionnel allemand à base de lièvre ou de lapin mariné. Le poivre (pfeffer) ne désigne pas seulement l’épice, mais aussi le sang de l animal, qui est… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • hasenpfeffer — 1892, from German hasenpfeffer, from Hase hare (see HARE (Cf. hare)) + pfeffer pepper (see PEPPER (Cf. pepper)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • Hasenpfeffer — Hasenpfeffer, das zubereitete Hasenklein, s.d. u. Hase 2) …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Hasenpfeffer — Hasenpfeffer, s. Hasenklein …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • hasenpfeffer — [häs′ən fef΄ər, häz′ən fef΄ər; häs′ənpfef′ər, häz′ənpfef′ər] n. [Ger < hase, rabbit (see HARE) + pfeffer, pepper] a German dish of rabbit meat marinated in vinegar and stewed in the marinade …   English World dictionary

  • Hasenpfeffer — El Hasenpfeffer (en alemán es liebre de pimienta) es un ragout de carne de liebre (generalmente con los despojos de hígado, corazón, las patas, etcétera), todo ello en una salsa espesada con la propia sangre de la liebre: la denominación pfeffer… …   Wikipedia Español

  • Hasenpfeffer — Ha|sen|pfef|fer 〈m. 3; unz.; Kochk.〉 starkgewürztes Hasenklein * * * Ha|sen|pfef|fer, der (Kochkunst): mit vielerlei Gewürzen eingelegtes, geschmortes u. mit einer pikanten Soße aus der Marinade abgeschmecktes Hasenklein. * * * Hasenpfeffer,  … …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Hasenpfeffer — * Er (sie) will Hasenpfeffer präpariren und hat keinen Hasen. Diese Redensart wurde auf die Deutsche Nationalversammlung in Frankfurt a.M. angewandt, um ihre Unfähigkeit zu bezeichnen, die Idee eines einigen grossen Deutschland zu realisiren.… …   Deutsches Sprichwörter-Lexikon

  • hasenpfeffer — noun Etymology: German, from Hase hare + Pfeffer pepper Date: 1892 a highly seasoned stew made of marinated rabbit meat …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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