Northern Fried Pheasant


1# boneless, skinless pheasant breast
2 Cups buttermilk
1 TBS Sriracha hot sauce
1 Cup Wild rice flour
¾ Cup AP Flour
1 TBS kosher salt
½ tsp black pepper
1 tsp paprika
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp onion powder

Approx. 2 Cups sunflower oil

1 TBS seasoned salt
1 tsp Old Bay Seasoning


Cut pheasant breast into strips and set aside. Mix buttermilk and Sriracha together in a bowl and place pheasant strips in bowl. Let marinate overnight (or at least 1 hour) in refrigerator. Cover with plastic.

Mix wild rice flour with AP flour and stir in salt, pepper, paprika, onion & garlic powder. Stir to combine evenly.

Remove pheasant strips from marinade and dredge in flour mixture. Set aside on plate. Repeat this process if you want an extra crispy crust. Shake off excess flour after dredging. Place plate of breaded pheasant strips in refrigerator while heating oil. This will help condition flour for frying.

Place sunflower oil in a cast iron skillet and heat to a 325 degrees. Remove pheasant from refrigerator and carefully drop in hot oil. * note- there should only be enough oil in pan to submerge pheasant strips half way so amount of oil needed will vary depending on size of pan. Once bottom crust has browned and become crispy, turn strips in oil to brown opposite side. Once browned on all sides transfer to a plate lined with paper towel to remove excess oil.

While still warm combine seasoned salt and Old Bay and sprinkle over pheasant.

Serve immediately with your favorite dipping sauce.