Partridges with White Wine and Vegetables (Perdices Estofada

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Partridges with White Wine and Vegetables (Perdices Estofada)

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Servings: 4
Calories: 627


  • 4 Partridges trussed and larded
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 oz Butter
  • 4 slices Lean bacon chopped
  • 4 floz Dry white wine
  • 8 floz Water
  • 3 Garlic cloves crushed
  • 1 Bouquet garni
  • 1/4 tsp Grated nutmeg
  • 2 tsp Grated lemon rind
  • 12 Small onions blanched
  • 12 Small new potatoes scraped
  • 6 Small carrots cut into quarters, lengthways
  • 2 oz Green peas weighed after shelling
  • 4 Small courgettes zucchini, sliced
  • Sprinkle the partridges with salt and pepper to taste.


  • Melt the butter in a flameproof casserole or large, heavy-based saucepan. Add the partridges and fry until they are evenly browned. Using tongs, transfer them to a plate and keep hot.
  • Add the bacon to the casserole and fry until it is crisp and has rendered its fat. Transfer the bacon to kitchen towels to drain. Pour off most of the cooking fat from the casserole.
  • Pour the wine and water into the casserole, then add the garlic, bouquet garni, nutmeg and lemon rind. Return the partridges to the casserole and bring the liquid to the boil. Stir in the onions, potatoes and carrots and reduce the heat to low. Simmer the mixture for 15 minutes. Add the remaining ingredients and reserved bacon and cook for a further 15 minutes, or until the partridges are cooked through and tender.
  • Remove from the heat and remove and discard the bouquet garni. Remove the trussing thread and lard.
  • Serve at once.
Calories: 627 kcal
Carbohydrates: 81 g
Protein: 36 g
Fat: 18g
Saturated Fat: 8 g
Trans Fat: 1 g
Cholesterol: 30 mg
Sodium: 272 mg
Potassium: 2394 mg
Fiber: 16 g
Sugar: 26 g
Vitamin A: 16434 IU
Vitamin C: 107 mg
Calcium: 244 mg
Iron: 11 mg
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