Roasted Duck Legs with Michael's Home Cooking

Recipes / American Recipes
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 06 Jan 2018   
My recipe for Roasted Duck Legs, the easiest way to make them is in the oven and they come out perfect every time. This method is close to Duck Confit. Ingredients: 2 duck legs salt/pepper 2 Tablespoons lard or butter or duck fat Pat the duck legs dry with paper towels. If you have store-bought duck legs, prick the skin of the duck all over with a needle or the point of a sharp knife or fork. Piercing the skin gives the fat a place to seep out. Salt your duck legs well and set them aside, skin side up. Let them come to room temperature for 60 minutes. Put the legs in a small casserole. You want the casserole to be just big enough to hold the legs. Now you need the lard. Put the casserole in the oven and turn it to 300°F Do not preheat the oven. Every duck has a different level of fat, so doneness is more an art than a science. But it will take at least 90 minutes, and probably two hours, and even 3 hours won't hurt them. After 90 minutes, check the duck: It should be partly submerged in melted fat and the skin should be getting crispy. When the skin is starting to look crispy, turn the heat to 375°F. Check after 15 minutes. Save the accumulated fat for cooking vegetables. Thank you for watching! Music from: http://www.incompetech.com Song used: Sheep may safely graze
 

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