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Tompeters

Prepare partridges

Las week my wife was given two braces of partridges, from the shooter, still warm and intact. Many years ago she was accustomed to dealing with poultry and has done partridges before. She wanted proper trussed birds, not the 'hunters' pull' method. You Tube suggested a couple of minutes per bird. It took my wife almost an hour per bird!

How long to others take pluck, clean, singe and truss a bird like a partridge?

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Welshcookie

Partridges

Half the time if the OH helps!

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Tompeters

Prepare partridges

I'm not fond of them myself....she takes them when she goes to her daughter's. Yuk. I'd rather fix the septic... :)

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Honey

Plucking partridges

Ha ha, well fielded Tomps. I've never done one and so I admire anyone who will have a go. I'm afraid Donald Russell does mine for me ;-)

H x

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Tompeters

Prepare partridges

Honey :) There's so little meat on them and I am very un-fond of gamey flavours. I'm not posh enough yet too posh, I suppose? Game is for the uppers and the lowers, not the middles ;)

Mind you, I do like aged beef rather than the Mediterranean stuff, hung for as long as it takes to trundle on the hook from the slaughtering section to the cutting section.

Eating animals and all that entails (or should I say entrails?) is pretty revolting. I think I'll become a veggie. When I get around to it....I've a nice sirloin in the fridge :)

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Welshcookie

Aged beef

Supermarkets in the UK call it aged beef when it sits in its plastic wrapped portions in the chiller before it goes out to the shops.

Certainly not what I mean by aged beef.

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Tompeters

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I agree but some seems to be aged before it's packed. Sainbury's, Waitrose and Morrisons do, and the best of it is very good.

I understand that bagging in the abattoir is said to be every bit as good as being aged on the hook -- I don't believe it! For a start the bagged meat is anaerobic. I simply can't afford to pay what my local butchers charge for good meat other than special occasions so it's usually a matter of getting the best I can.

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SonyaK

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"Eating animals and all that entails (or should I say entrails?) is pretty revolting. I think I'll become a veggie. When I get around to it....I've a nice sirloin in the fridge :)"

Sounds a bit like people going on a diet - but starting next week:)

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Tompeters

Prepare partridges

Sonya -- strewth, that's right! (Do you still say strewth down there?)

Thing is that I know a veggie diet would be better for me, less expensive, from all accounts make me feel better, good for the planet and without the unacceptable side of farming that is high volume meat production.

So why don't I go veggie? For the sake of my poor wife who loves the occasional steak. She'd feel bad eating it alone ;)

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SonyaK

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Strewth - what a martyr!!!

Can't remember the last time I heard someone say 'strewth' - very Bazza McKenzie, I think:)

Plenty of swearing though! We notice that when British guests are interviewed and say fxxx, or something similar, they often apologise and ask if it's OK to say that on the TV.
Usually get told 'of course it is, you're in Australia now'!!!

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Tompeters

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Sonya -- yes, well I'm known for my consideration ;)

I get really fed up with all the f-ing in the UK. It's no longer swearing, it's a coping mechanism for those of of limited intellect, limited vocabulary and poor taste.

 
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