Most duck hunters agree that the wood duck is delicious. Some even compare the flavor of wood duck to prime rib. On the latest episode of “Unashamed,” Phil Robertson shared his favorite way to fry wood duck. It’s a simple recipe that doesn’t take much time. Phil compares the result to a tender cut of beef. Al says it is like a “super delicious round steak.” Sounds like it would be a hit on any hunter’s table.
The Robertson clan has some of the best wild game recipes. This one sounds like a winner as well.
The recipe is a simple one and you don’t need much more than a couple wood ducks to get things rolling.
What You Need
- Wood duck breast
- 3-4 eggs
- Needle meat tenderizer
- Oil of your choice
- Frying pan
The most important things for this recipe are the duck, tenderizer, and time. You’ll be soaking the breasts in buttermilk over night.
Phil Robertson’s Fried Wood Duck
The night before you plan to prepare the duck, lay them out flat and tenderize them with a needle tenderizer. Instead of flattening the meat like a mallet tenderizer, the needles will cut the sinews inside the meat. They will also make small holes that allow the milk and seasonings to really soak in. Most importantly, it makes the meat incredibly tender.
After you’ve tenderized the meat put it in a bowl of buttermilk, seal it up, and put it in the refrigerator overnight.
When you’re ready to get started, pour the buttermilk off the duck. Then you’re going to make an egg wash with three or four eggs. Before starting the egg wash, it’s a good idea to add oil to the frying pan and put it on medium heat.
To make an egg wash, crack the eggs in a bowl and add a few tablespoons of either buttermilk or water. Whisk that up until it’s completely combined.
Now, season the duck with salt and pepper and dip them in the egg wash. Get a good coating of the wash on the meat before putting it in the hot skillet. Cook them until they’re golden brown on both sides and enjoy.