Google some gore friendly blog to watch cleaning and butchering so you can get the breast off and slice into even strips.
Prepare white flour with salt and pepper, 1 egg with water for egg wash, and bread crumbs mixed with Montreal Chicken Spice.
The amounts are skeptical and change every time depending on size and amount of chicken/grouse breast and how thinly it is sliced. More slices equals more surface area to cover. I have never really gotten it perfect. Be sure to mix the crumbs and spice thoroughly and evenly.
Coat grouse in seasoned flour, dip in egg wash then coat with the breadcrumb/spice mix.
See, left over spice mix. Always discard any left over spice and flour mix, chicken/grouse can carry salmonella and the flour/spice mix can pick it up and be really bad for you the next day.
No stick pan, medium high heat. Enough oil to make the strips crispy, but too much can make them soggy.
Cook with a lid until brown and crispy, flip reduce heat to medium and brown the other side until crispy. I don't go by time so much. Once it's crispy on both sides I cut a big piece in half to be sure that any juiciness is clear. Any red is bad, salmonella bad.
Serve with cheesy broccoli, ginger glazed carrots, beets and perogies.
The boys like it, and Laani eats grouse too. For additional recipe tips leave a message on the blog.
We put up a Christmas Tree this year but we did not have a tree topper. In fact we left all our xmas decorations back in Vancouver. So, the crafty Laani took a snowshoe hare pelt and formed this Christmas Bunny for a tree topper.
She also baked cookies with the boys and then strung them and hung them on the tree for ornaments
Zane pinching a cookie. I did not get any pictures of Finn eating cookies because he was too fast about it.
I dressed as Santa and the boys kinda thought it was fun.
We talked about being good all year long. They only kinda thought it was fun. The Santa suit and tree lights are courtesy of epic garbage picking.
Then Christmas came and the boys and I opened gifts.
Laani and the boys opened gifts.
Finn has been saying "plane" since September when the planes were flying over regularly at the Gran's house. So he got a plane and has been pretty happy about it.
Zane got a pile of books that he does not mind to share with his brother.
They both got a board with latches on it.
I got a trappers hat.
And Laani got to take pictures, which is why I did not post a picture of the scissors or shears she got for Christmas.