~ 6 - 8 doves
~ 12 - 16 slices of bacon
~ 3 egg yolks
~ 1 1/2 cups heavy cream
~ 1 teaspoon sweet Hungarian paprika
~ salt and pepper
Skin and clean doves.
In a large skillet saute' the bacon until just crisp. Drain on paper towels.
In the same skillet saute' the birds on all sides over medium heat in the bacon fat. Salt and pepper to taste. Pour off all the fat saving 3 Tbs.
Beat the egg yolks with the cream. Add the 3 Tbs of fat. Put the cream-egg-fat mixture back into the skillet and cook over low heat just to thicken, stirring constantly. (Make sure the mixture does not boil.
Stir in paprika and serve sauce in a gravy dish.
Garnish the doves with the crisp bacon.
Enjoy with mashed or fried potatoes and your favorite vegetable!