spitchcock

spitchcock

(ˈspɪtʃˌkɒk)
n
(Cookery) an eel split and grilled or fried. Compare spatchcock
[C16: of unknown origin; see spatchcock]

spitch•cock

(ˈspɪtʃˌkɒk)

n.
1. an eel that is split, cut into pieces, and broiled or fried.
v.t.
2. to split, cut up, and broil or fry (an eel).
3. to treat severely.
[1590–1600; orig. obscure]