Confit duck legs
Two of our confit Aylesbury duck legs made duck fat. Perfect for cassoulet, roast vegetables or in a zingy salad.
What is duck confit?
Confit duck is generally made with duck legs cooked in duck fat. Confit means to cook very slowly in oil as opposed to deep frying. This method allows for gentle cooking and is often favoured for more sturdy cuts of poultry like duck legs. Our cooked duck legs are an example of delicious duck leg confit.
What does confit mean?
Confit is a French cooking technique for cooking something slowly in oil, often in its own fat. For example, duck cooked slowly in duck fat creates duck confit. Likewise, a vegetable cooked in vegetable oil can be called vegetable confit. Apart from confit duck legs, confit garlic is one of the most popular confit products. As garlic cooks very slowly in oil, it turns into a melt in your mouth texture and is a delicious addition to roast potatoes, salads and roast meat centrepieces.
Confit duck recipe
While time consuming, confit duck is relatively easy to make. Take one duck maryland per person and season with a generous amount of salt. Place the seasoned marylands into a deep dutch oven with three bay leaves and 10 juniper berries. Cover the duck marylands with duck fat, they should be covered by around 2cm of fat. Over a low heat, bring the duck fat to a very low simmer. Cook the duck marylands for up to three hours or until they are meltingly tender. Confit duck legs are delicious eaten alongside braised lentils, stuffed into soft baos or for a decadent red duck curry.
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