Northern Ontario Partridge (Ruffed Grouse)

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This was my Scottish grandmother's recipe for partridge, also commonly known as ruffed grouse. Partridge breasts are seared in bacon grease, then roasted in a simple wine sauce and served with a rich gravy.

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Prep Time:
25 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs
Total Time:
1 hrs 25 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 boneless partridge breast halves

  • 8 slices bacon

  • 1 cup chicken broth

  • toothpicks

  • 1 cup white wine

  • 2 shallots, chopped

  • 4 cloves garlic, chopped

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • freshly ground black pepper to taste

  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).

  2. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Place the slices of bacon in the skillet and fry until they have released their juices, but are not crispy. Remove the bacon and set aside. Place the partridge breast halves into the pan, and brown them quickly, about 2 minutes per side.

  3. Remove the partridge pieces, and wrap each one with two slices of bacon. Secure with toothpicks. Pour enough of the drippings from the skillet into a baking dish to cover the bottom. Place the partridge pieces into the dish along with the chicken broth, white wine, shallots, garlic, salt and black pepper.

  4. Roast uncovered for 45 minutes in the preheated oven. Remove drippings from the baking dish using a turkey baster, and place in a saucepan. Whisk in the flour, and cook over medium-low heat, stirring constantly, until thickened. Serve gravy with partridge.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

484 Calories
26g Fat
12g Carbs
30g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 484
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 26g 33%
Saturated Fat 8g 42%
Cholesterol 112mg 37%
Sodium 1331mg 58%
Total Carbohydrate 12g 4%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 30g
Vitamin C 3mg 15%
Calcium 30mg 2%
Iron 3mg 19%
Potassium 575mg 12%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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