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CAPERCAILZIE - Defined

CAPERCAILZIE—A game bird of the grouse species, the male bird differing greatly from the hen in that it attains to twice the size, has dark brown wings, and a dark greeny gold neck, while the hen in appearance and plumage is very like a prairie hen. This bird must always be hung for a week or so to become tender; it may then be cooked in all the ways of prairie chickens.

GROUSE, PRAIRIE HENS OR PTARMIGAN, BROILED.

Cut off the feet at the first joint, also the neck, leaving the throat skin on as long as possible; split the grouse lengthwise through the back to open it entirely ; remove the breastbones, flatten lightly and season with salt, dip them in oil and broil over a moderate fire, then dress on toast with clear gravy.

 

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