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Roast Duck, Southern Style

Yield 8 servings


  • 4 wild ducks, cleaned
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons butter or margarine, melted
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • Lemon slices (optional)
  • Orange Sauce

How to Make It

  1. Place ducks, breast side up, on a rack in a large roasting pan, folding neck skin under. Combine salt, pepper, and flour; stir well. Sprinkle ducks with flour mixture. Combine water, butter, and onion; pour into roasting pan. Bake, uncovered, at 400° for 1 hour or until drumsticks and thighs move easily. Garnish with lemon slices, if desired. Serve with Orange Sauce.

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