Rabbit Hash, KY
The town acquired its name from the events of a major flood which happened in the area. The name came into existence in 1847 after a huge flood ravished the settlement. A large rabbit population retreated into this area from the rising waters and became the main food source for the citizens. There were so many rabbits the local people created a special stew called “hash”. The dish became so popular the community adopted the name of “Rabbit Hash”. The town was completely submerged in 1937 by another flood. Today, only the Rabbit Hash General Store stands in this community. I’m not sure about the rabbit population!
*FYI – The mayor of the town is always a dog. Really, a real DOG!
Rabbit Hash Recipe
1 1/2 to 2 cups of cooked rabbit
1/3 cup of shortening
½ teaspoon of celery salt
½ teaspoon of salt
½ teaspoon of pepper