Mock Roast Duck

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Appears in

The Settlement Cook Book

By Lizzie Black Kander

Published 1903

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  • 2 small slices rump steak, or a flank steak
  • 1 cup bread crumbs
  • 1 tablespoon grated onion
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon chopped parsley
  • teaspoon pepper
  • 1 slice chopped boiled ham
  • teaspoon ginger
  • 1 pint boiling water
  • 2 tablespoons fat drippings


Have meat about 1 inch thick and see that it has no seams, openings or muscle tissues running through it. Season with salt, pepper and ginger.

Heat fat in spider, add bread crumbs and the rest of the ingredients and spread evenly over one of the steaks. Cover with the other steak and sew the edges together with coarse thread. Place the "duck" in spider or iron kettle with a little fat. Sprinkle well with flour, let brown, add 1 pint boiling water, cover closely and let simmer several hours or until tender. Remove strings, let brown nicely and serve hot in its own sauce.