This is a classic game dish that is very easy to make. It pairs up some succulent roast partridge with game chips.
Game chips are far from the fat, chunky wedges you’d expect with a steak; they’re delicately fried, crispy, and impressive, (even more so if you use a colourful purple potato as suggested here) making them a good looking dinner party side dish.
Ingredient quantities below will serve two people – it’s easy to scale up quantities for more people.
Ingredients For Roast Partridge With Game Chips
1 Whole partridge from Morley Butchers
Salt & Pepper for seasoning
2 Sprigs thyme
2 Garlic cloves
2 Large Maris Piper potatoes
1 Large purple potato
Vegetable oil, for frying
Bunch of Watercre
For the sauce
400 ml Skimmed milk
1 White onion
4 slices white bread, for breadcrumbs
1 pinch mixed spice
2 Garlic cloves
2 tbsp Goose fat
2 sprigs thyme
Cooking Method For Roast Partridge With Game Chips
Pre-heat your oven to 180°C.
Place the partridge on a roasting tray, rub with goose fat, season well with salt and some freshly ground pepper. Put the thyme sprigs and a garlic clove into the cavity which will add extra seasoning. Roast for 40 minutes.
Wash the potatoes and dry thoroughly, then slice thinly with a mandolin or a sharp knife. Rinse in icy water and dry on a kitchen towel.
Deep fry the thinly sliced potato at 150°C. Or, if you don’t have a fryer, fry on a medium heat in a frying pan in an inch of vegetable oil. Season with salt while the chips are still warm, then leave them to drain on a kitchen towel.
For the sauce first peel the onion and then slice it in half, stud it with the cloves and sit it in the milk in a saucepan. Heat the milk, but be careful not to let it boil. Once warm, turn off the heat and leave the onion sitting in the milk until cool. Take out the onion and cloves, and whisk the breadcrumbs and mixed spices into the milk. Season with salt.
To serve let the partridge rest for at least 10 minutes before serving. Place the whole bird on a wooden chopping board or serving platter and garnish with the watercress and game chips. Pour the bread sauce into a serving dish .
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