Pheasant is a French delicacy and a delicious game meat. This recipe is a great way to use up some of the pheasant stores in your freezer.
FRENCH FARM DINNER RECIPES: Prepare a Simple French Farm Dinner
Pheasant Baked With Cream Recipe
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon white pepper
1 whole pheasant, dressed (about 3 lbs)
1/4 cup olive oil
1 cup heavy cream
1 large yellow onion, quartered
4 cloves garlic
1 teaspoon dried thyme
Heat oven to 300 degrees.
In large paper bag, shake together flour, salt and white pepper. Place pheasant in bag and shake well to coat.
In large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add pheasant and brown on all sides.
Transfer bird to roasting pan and pour cream over. Add onion, garlic and thyme. Bake, covered, 2 hours. The pheasant is done when juices run clear from pierced thigh. Arrange pheasant on platter, pouring any remaining pan juices over and serve.
Yields 4 servings.