Partridge Paper Wrapped courtesy of "game-to-eat"
4 Young Partridge
12 Juniper Berries
Handful Fresh Sage Leaves
4 Cloves of Garlic, Skin On
Salt and Freshly Ground Black Pepper
4 Pieces Pancetta (or Streaky Bacon)
4 Sprigs Fresh Rosemary
50g Butter Plus Extra for Greasing
Preheat oven to 180C/375F/Gas 4. Wipe the partridges inside with a damp cloth.
Put a quarter of the butter, juniper berries, a couple of sage leaves, a garlic clove and a pinch of salt in the cavity of each bird.
Season with salt and pepper. Put a sprig of rosemary on top of each bird and hold in place with a piece of pancetta draped over the bird.
Wrap each bird in buttered greaseproof paper, place in a roasting tin or ovenproof dish and cook for about 30 minutes until juices run clear.
Remove paper, being careful not to spill the fragrant juices and serve with mashed potatoes and green beans.