Choose fat plump birds, after the frost has set in, as they are generally better flavoured; truss them in the same manner as wild duck; roast them before a brisk fire, and keep them well basted. Serve with brown or orange gravy, water-cresses, and a cut lemon. The remains of teal make excellent hash.
Time: From 9 to 15 minutes.
Sufficient: 2 for a dish.
Seasonable from October to February.