Partridge Breasts with Red Wine Vinegar Dressing recipe

Preparation Time: 10 minutes | Cooking Time: 10 minutes

This simple dish combines tender pan fried partridge breasts with a quick red wine vinegar dressing. Serve with some baby spinach leaves to turn it into a salad, or with crisp potatoes to turn it into a main course.


  • 8 partridge breasts
  • 2 tbsp. each oil and butter
  • Salt and pepper
  • 8 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3 tbsp. red wine vinegar
  • 1 small red onion
  • Small handful freshly chopped parsley and watercress
  • 1 tbsp. toasted pine nuts


  1. Season the partridge breasts with salt and pepper. Heat the oil and butter in a large frying pan and fry the partridge breasts for 2 minutes on one side, then flip and fry for another 1-2 minutes. Leave to rest under foil for 5 minutes.

  2. Whisk the oil, vinegar, onion, parsley and watercress together. To serve, pour over the partridge breasts and sprinkle with the pine nuts to serve.

If you like, use balsamic vinegar in place of the red wine vinegar. Recipe serves 4.

Recipe Details:

  • Author: Laura Young.
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