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Creole Fried Duckling

Yield 4 servings


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 (4- to 4 1/2-pound) dressed duckling, cut up
  • 1/4 cup butter or margarine
  • Melted shortening
  • 1/4 cup water

How to Make It

  1. Combine flour, salt, paprika, and pepper; mix well, Dredge duckling in flour mixture.

  2. Melt butter in a large skillet over low heat; add melted shortening to equal a 1/4-inch depth in skillet. Heat butter and shortening to 350°; add duckling, and fry until golden brown, turning frequently.

  3. Reduce heat to low; add water. Cover and cook for 30 minutes or until duckling is tender.

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