German-style saddle and hare


  • 1 saddle of hare (750 grams)
  • ½ liter red wine
  • 1 carrot
  • 1 onion
  • 1 herb bouquet
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 150 grams crème fraiche
  • 150 milliliters game stock


    step 1

    Place hare into a bowl. Rinse carrot and finely chop. Peel and chop onion. Add both to hare with bouquet garni and red wine, season with salt and pepper and marinate for 2 hours. Remove from the marinade and drain well. Boil the marinade in a saucepan to reduce by half. Rub hare with salt and pepper rub. Heat oil and butter in a roasting pan and sear the hare vigorously on all sides. Place in roaster in the oven and roast at 250°C (approximately 480°F) for 15 minutes, basting with the marinade. Take hare from the oven and wrap in aluminum foil. Strain the gravy through a sieve, pour in the game stock and let simmer. Stir in creme fraiche and season with salt and pepper.

    step 2

    Serve hare with chanterelles with onions and bacon. Serve the gravy separately.