Hunters’ Breakfast Recipe

Hunters’ Breakfast Recipe

Photo Sasabune Omakase Modified: Flickr/erin/CC 4.0

“Every hunter should know how to prepare and cook his own birds and game. It’s the finishing touch to a day spent in the open, when you return home with an appetite as sharp as a razor. My specialty is doves. Here’s a recipe that is simple and sure fire, if you just follow the instructions. Of course, the first thing to do is to get your limit of doves. Sometimes it’s easier said than done, I know.” — Clark Gable

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First, pick the doves, dry, put in boiling water, and cook until tender. (Be careful, however, that the meat is firm and not cooked until it falls off the bones.) While the doves are on the fire, prepare the sauce and cook the macaroni. The sauce goes like this: Melt the butter in a double boiler, stir in the flour mixed with prepared mustard, add the milk, stirring constantly, until the sauce is thickened to the right consistency. Toss in some chopped mushrooms and sliced hard boiled eggs.

Cook the macaroni in boiling water until tender — drain in colander, pour cold water over the macaroni until all the starch is removed. Place the doves on a heated platter and surround with the cooked macaroni. Pour white sauce over the birds. Don’t get too much on the macaroni. It makes it soggy. Garnish with sprigs of parsley and pimento, if you feel ritzy. Serve with toasted, well buttered French bread. “I’ll have another helping, thanks.”


Calories per serving:

521 kcal

Daily value:



  • Carbohydrate, by difference 48 g
  • Protein 22 g
  • Total lipid (fat) 28 g
  • Vitamin A, IU 26 IU
  • Vitamin A, RAE 1 µg
  • Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid 1 mg
  • Vitamin D 10 IU
  • Vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol) 2 mg
  • Vitamin K (phylloquinone) 1 µg
  • Ash 4 g
  • Betaine 4 mg
  • Calcium, Ca 152 mg
  • Carotene, beta 13 µg
  • Cholesterol 45 mg
  • Choline, total 38 mg
  • Copper, Cu 1 mg
  • Cryptoxanthin, beta 1 µg
  • Fatty acids, total monounsaturated 12 g
  • Fatty acids, total polyunsaturated 3 g
  • Fatty acids, total saturated 11 g
  • Fiber, total dietary 3 g
  • Folate, DFE 13 µg
  • Folate, food 13 µg
  • Folate, total 13 µg
  • Iron, Fe 3 mg
  • Lactose 3 g
  • Lutein + zeaxanthin 6 µg
  • Magnesium, Mg 84 mg
  • Maltose 1 g
  • Manganese, Mn 1 mg
  • Niacin 7 mg
  • Pantothenic acid 1 mg
  • Phosphorus, P 404 mg
  • Phytosterols 1 mg
  • Potassium, K 504 mg
  • Riboflavin 1 mg
  • Selenium, Se 31 µg
  • Sodium, Na 939 mg
  • Starch 33 g
  • Sucrose 4 g
  • Sugars, total 8 g
  • Tocopherol, gamma 3 mg
  • Water 199 g
  • Zinc, Zn 2 mg
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