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One of my favourite ways of cooking pheasant is making them tender and crispy.

METTE KARIN PETERSEN

Ingredients

  • 2 pheasant breasts
  • 2 free range eggs
  • 250g wheat flour
  • 250g breadcrumbs or panko
  • 500ml rapeseed oil (maybe more)
  • Salt and freshly grounded pepper
  • Paprika or Chili (optional)

Method

Cut the pheasant breasts into bite-size pieces. But be aware not to make them too big or too small. You want the meat to cook through and the breading to be perfectly crispy before it gets too dark.

To begin, you will need three separate bowls. In the first bowl add wheat flour, salt and freshly grounded pepper – mix together and set aside. In the second bowl, crack the eggs and whisk them together and set aside. In a third bowl, add breadcrumbs or panko. Then, add salt and freshly grounded pepper along with your favorite seasoning (could be chili, paprika, onion powder etc.)

Next, prepare the pheasant nuggets in the following order: first, dip them into the flour, followed by the eggs and breadcrumbs. If you like the breading to be thicker, you can do a double dip them again into the egg mix and covered them with breadcrumbs. Place all breaded pheasant nuggets on a plate and set aside.

To deep-fry the nuggets, heat a pot with rapeseed oil. To check if the oil is at the right temperature, simply dip a wooden spoon into the oil. It is ready for frying when you see little bubbles forming alongside the spoon.

Cook the pheasant nuggets until golden brown and crispy (cooking time depends on size). It’s about 3 min. Be careful not to fry too many at the same time. You don’t want them to stick together or reduce the temperature of the oil too much.

After cooking, place the nuggets on a piece of kitchen roll to remove the extra oil. Serve with lemon, homemade fries and a sour cream dressing with dill.

Happy cooking & Bon appétit.

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Mette Karin Petersen

”It was my fascination for hunting dogs that got me into hunting. I started out participating as a beater and after few times I was obsessed about getting to know more about nature, wildlife and the hunting community. Three years back I passed my hunting license test and since then hunting has turned into a lifestyle. In January 2020 I finish my University degree with a specialization in hunting tourism and marketing. I’m very passionate and dedicated to explain my view on hunting, and to tell the whole story. As a hunter you won’t always bring home meat for your freezer, but I guarantee you that you’ll always bring home one more unique experience from the great outdoors.”