Hey, just wondering what everyone's technique is to clean/gut grouse/ptarmigan? I have been starting with a cut at the anus and peeling the skin back so that I can cut off the back legs and cut out the breast meat, but I am guessing there is a better way to do it as this seems wasteful.
On a related topic how about any good recipes? The one I just tried tonight that was awesome: Fried the breast meat and hind legs in oil in a pan, seasoned with a packet of dried onion soup mix and a sprinkle of lemon pepper and seasoning salt. The taste was excellent, had a hint of gamey taste to it which I like, and went great with wild rice and broccoli. The meat from the breast was a little tough, so next time I might try broiling with similar seasoning, but the legs were perfect.