To Roast Woodcocks or Snipes

Preparation info
    • Difficulty


    • Ready in

      20 min

Appears in

By Eliza Acton

Published 1845

  • About

[In season during the winter months, but not abundant until frost sets in.]


Handle them as little and as lightly as possible, and pluck off the feathers gently; for if this be violently done the skin of the birds will be broken. Do not draw them, but after having wiped them with clean soft cloths, truss them with the head under the wing, and the bill laid close along the breast; pass a slight skewer t