Duck Confit

Duck Confit
Photo by Martha Holmberg

Ingredients

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

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 ...

View full recipe at Fine Cooking

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Variations on Duck Confit

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


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