The American Woodcock is a migratory bird that frequent our woods in the fall. We save these mighty morsels until we get at least six before we fry them up.
You will need a bird dog to find these, they are in the deep brush and are hard to see.
They are smaller birds and the meat that is consumable is about the size of a silver dollar.
To prepare, (these are an appetizer to us) we cut 3 pieces of bacon in half. Then wrap each medallion with bacon and secure with a toothpick.
Melt 4 Tablespoons of butter in a heavy pan.
Add the woodcock medallions and let fry on one side until the bacon is crisp.
With a tongs, flip them over and fry on the other side.
This takes about 5-7 minutes.
Place on a paper towel and eat!
Such a tasty treat.