Pheasant Legs

Some time ago a good friend had been on a pheasant shoot and brought us a bird for the freezer.

At the time, I cooked it and we had the breast which was fine.  It was the first time we had both tried pheasant and the first time I had cooked it so I was a little apprehensive.

The legs were left over so I popped them into the freezer for later.

As we had to defrost our freezer this week I thought I had better use up the legs as they had been there a while.

I put them into a casserole dish, wrapped in bacon, with a little homemade gravy and gently reheated them in the oven. I served them with herb crusted roasted new potatoes and steamed carrot and courgette chunks.

Not too bad, but the legs were a little sinewy and I am not sure I will try them again.

This is a Google photo - NOT our friend!


  1. When the farmer was still with me, if I was going out for the day I would take breast and legs out of the freezer, put them in a casserole with a good glug of red wine and pop them in the Aga. He loved it - I don't eat any kind of game.

    1. I think it is an acquired taste, but at least we tried.

  2. I'm surprised there's enough meat on a pheasant leg to make it worthwhile, sort of like eating sparrows, more bone than meat
    Never tried either!

    1. Well, there wasn't a huge amount but he obviously had big thighs 😁

  3. I think I had pheasant once at someone's house. It was cooked inside a muslin (?) bag with lots and lots of butter and roasted. It was delicious!


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