Grey Partridge with Lentils and Sausage

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Appears in
The Lentil Cookbook

By Ghillie Basan

Published 2016

  • About

The grey partridge is a small game bird that does not need a long cooking time and is usually served as one bird per person. In this recipe, the rich flavour of the meat is complemented by the lovely earthy flavour of the Puy lentils.


  • 450 g/1 lb/2 cups Puy lentils
  • 75


  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C/350°F/Gas 4. Wash the lentils, then simmer them in water for about 10 minutes to soften slightly. Drain, then set aside.
  2. Melt one-third of the butter with the oil in a large ovenproof frying pan and place the partridges, breast s