When a co-worker plopped a cooler full of Pheasant & Quail in my lap I was at a loss as to how to prepare them. He said to just fry them up! I searched here for a fried pheasant recipe but came up empty handed. I can't wait to try some of the other recipes I saw here ( because my freezer is now not only full of pheasant and quail but goose too!) but for now I will just write this one up and it it to the rest! Prep Time includes Marinade!
- Cut Pheasant Meat from Carcass (I just used the Breast and Thigh Meat Tossing all those little feet far away).
- Rinse Throughly and place in Bowl.
- Salt, Pepper and Season Pheasant turning the meat over to make sure all gets covered.
- Cover bowl and place in fridge for at least 4 hours.
- In Large Heavy Skillet (I used Grandma's Cast Iron) put oil and heat on high until ready to fry.
- Retrieve Pheasant from Fridge.
- In a shallow bowl scramble eggs.
- In another shallow bowl (or plate) put flour in an even layer.
- Dip Pheasant pieces in egg first then coat with flour.
- Place in hot oil and brown on either side (lower heat to medium here so as not to burn the oil).
- The pheasant cooks REALLY fast and is SO tender and moist.
- Carrots and a green salad was an excellent addition to this meal!
This is by far one of the most excellent pheasant recipes I have come across. DH does alot of Pheasant hunting and I'm always looking for new idea's. This was moist, tender and delicious. I did not change a thing. Thanks CookBookCollector for posting this recipe.