Duck Confit

Duck Confit
Photo by Martha Holmberg


  • 5 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 3 large cloves garlic, crushed and peeled
  • About 1-½ cups lard or additional duck fat
  • 1 duck, about 4-½ lb.
  • 2 bay leaves, broken into pieces
  • 4 tsp. coarse salt

Cut the legs from the duck and cut away each half breast. Trim any excess skin and fat from the legs and save for rendering. Gently but firmly pull the skin from the breast meat beginning at an edge. Set the skin aside and put the breasts and legs in a baking dish. Sprinkle liberally with the ...

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Variations on Duck Confit

  • Duck Confit
    • 4 duck legs with thighs
    • 1 shallot
    • 6 thyme
    • 4 cloves garlic
    • 4 duck wings, trimmed
    • 3 tablespoons salt
    • Coarsely ground black pepper
    • 4 cups duck fat

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