Recipe courtesy of Clarissa Dickson Wright and Jennifer Paterson

Partridges with Cabbage

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  • Level: Intermediate
  • Total: 55 min
  • Prep: 10 min
  • Cook: 45 min
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1 medium cabbage, shredded

2 ounces butter, lard, or bacon fat

1 partridge per person


Black pepper, freshly ground

1/4 teaspoon paprika

Juniper berries

1/2 pint double cream


  1. Parboil the shredded cabbage in salted water for 10 minutes. Drain well.
  2. In a heavy pan melt the fat and brown the partridges on all sides. Add the cabbage, season with salt and pepper, and add the paprika and a few juniper berries. Cover and cook for 20 minutes.
  3. Add the cream, mix well and adjust the seasoning. Cover and cook for a further 10 minutes.