Caneton aux Olives (Duckling with Olives)


1 2-pound, 10-ounce duckling
1 Tablespoon butter
8 lean bacon slices
1 cup chicken broth
1 teaspoon thyme
½ a bay leaf
salt and pepper
½ cup green olives


  1. Clean the duckling. Put aside the liver, heart, and gizzard.
  2. Saute the duckling in butter with the bacon in a round or oval casserole until golden brown on all sides.
  3. Empty the gizzard. Cut into thin slices. Slice the heart as well. Add both to the casserole, together with chicken broth, thyme, and bay leaf. Add salt and pepper. Cover the casserole and let simmer for 20 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, pit the olives. Mash the liver with a fork. Mix all this in with the duckling and cook for another 15 minutes. Serve with fried bread croutons.

Mashed turnips will enhance this dish.

©️ Shufunotomo Co., Ltd., Japan, 1971. Published in the United States and Canada by BOBLEY PUBLISHING, a division of Illustrated World Encyclopedia, Inc. Printed in Japan.

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