Published Jul 30, 2010 in Wild Game

This recipe was clipped from a newspaper and found in a large collection, date unknown. I’ve typed it below along with a scanned copy.

Vintage Recipe For Wild Duck - Stuffed

SAUERKRAUT AND APPLES go in the stuffing for this version of Mrs. Wrench’s baked wild duck.

Stuffed Wild Duck

One dressed wild duck
Two tsps. salt
One-fourth cup butter
Three-fourths cup chopped onion
One qt. sauerkraut
Two apples, diced
One-half cup chopped celery
Three-fourths tsp. caraway seed

Rub one tablespoon baking soda into duck skin. Rinse inside and out with warm water; drain thoroughly. Sprinkle inside and out with salt.

In melted butter, saute onion until lightly browned. Drain sauerkraut; reserve liquid. Add sauerkraut and remaining ingredients to onions; mix well. Fill duck cavity with mixture; place in roasting pan. Put remaining dressing around duck and bury giblets in dressing.

Cover and bake in 350-degree oven about three hours. Uncover during last hour to brown duck. Use reserved sauerkraut liquid to baste duck during roasting time. If desired, make gravy from drippings by thickening with flour.

(This recipe is for three or four small ducks or one large.)

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