Crispy Korean partridge with Korean ketchup

Crispy Korean Partridge with Korean Ketchup

Rachel Green shares her favourite partridge recipe, perfect for celebrating Great British Game Week
Prep Time 35 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Korean, Partridge


For the partridge marinade

  • 4 heaped Tbsp Greek yoghurt
  • 1 Good squeeze Lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1/4 tsp Pepper
  • 1 Garlic clove crushed
  • 2 Partridges jointed

For the crispy batter

  • Vegetable oil  for deep frying
  • 100 g Plain flour
  • 1/2 tsp Baking powder
  • 1/2 tbsp Smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp Dried thyme
  • 1 tsp Chilli flakes
  • Sea salt flakes & freshly ground black pepper 

For the Korean ketchup

  • 1 tbsp Gochujang paste
  • 1 tbsp Honey
  • 3 tbsp Brown sugar
  • 3 tbsp Soy sauce
  • 2 cloves Garlic peeled & very finely chopped
  • 1 cm Fresh ginger finely grated
  • 1 tbsp Sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp Water


  • In a bowl, mix together the Greek yoghurt, lemon juice, salt, pepper and garlic.  Add the partridge joints and mix to coat. 
  • Cover the bowl and place in the fridge to marinade for at least 30 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, in a small bowl mix together all the crispy batter ingredients. 
  • Take the partridge out of the fridge and lift them out of the marinade, allowing the excess marinade to drip off.
  • Toss them in the bowl of the crispy batter ingredients, ensuring that they are completely coated and leave to one side.

To make the ketchup

  • Place the gochujang, honey, sugar, soy sauce, garlic, ginger, sesame oil and water in a small saucepan. 
  • Over a medium heat, bring the ketchup to the boil and then allow to simmer on a low heat for five minutes, until thickened.

Cooking the partridge

  • Once the oil is hot enough, add the partridge joints to the pan (or deep fat fryer) and cook in two batches for 3-5 minutes until golden brown and cooked in the middle. 
  • Remove from the fryer and serve immediately with the Korean ketchup.


TIP:  Instead of using a deep fat fryer, you can use an air fryer
Keyword Partridge