Here's one to try. I had this passed on to me. ENJOY!
12-18 dove breast
3 large potatoes
1 large white onion
1 stick of butter
1 gallon of whole milk (can use skim or 2% if you wish)
1 bag of soup crackers or box saltine crackers
Parboil the dove breast in water to cook the meat. Takes about 10 mins once boiling starts. While the dove breast are boiling, cube the three large potatoes and dice the onion. Hold out about a 1/3 of the onion for adding raw to the stew after done if you choose. In another pot, big enough for all ingredients and 1 gallon of milk (about 8-12 quart size), add the potatoes and onions to just enough water to cover them and boil to cook until potatoes are done but firm. I like to cook them until the potatoes are just slightly raw in the middle of the cubes, they will continue cooking in the stew later.
Once dove breast are done and while potatoes/onions cook, seperate dove breast from the bone by peeling and tearing into bite size pieces. Set aside until potatoes and onions are done.
Now that you have your potatoes and onion cooked, drain off the water and add the dove meat to the pot. Add 1 gallon of milk, whole stick of butter, and salt and pepper to taste (tabasco if you are brave but I would recommend adding that to your own bowl to taste). You can season more later as it heats up if you want to start light on the salt, pepper.
SLOWLY heat the stew until it is hot. Do not allow it to boil as the milk will curdle. I usually heat at low heat for about 30 minutes, stirring frequently. Make sure the stew does not scorch on the bottom of the pot as this will ruin the flavor. Once it is hot, you are ready to eat!
I love this stew on a cold day while camping/hunting! The raw onions and crackers are nice additions.
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