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    Confit Duck Legs.


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    Confit Duck Legs.

    Post  Admin on Sat Aug 31, 2013 4:01 pm

    Serves 4


    4 Duck legs, with Achilles tendon cut & the thigh bone removed (leave shin bone in)
    Duck or Goose fat to cover
    4 sprigs Thyme
    2 bay leaves
    Table Salt and freshly ground Pepper


    Make sure the Achilles tendon is cut right through at the ankle so that the meat can shrink down, leaving a pretty bone for presentation. Once the thigh bone is removed, wrap the skin and meat around so that it is in a nice round.

    Lay out in a deep roasting tray and chop the thyme over the legs. Sprinkle liberally with salt (much more than you think you need; it is part of the preserving process) and pepper. Cover with the fat and push in the bay leaves then put in a low oven 160c for 2 hours until the meat is soft and the bone is revealed. Allow to cool and store covered in the fat until required, when the legs can be removed and sprinkled with a few breadcrumbs and roasted in the oven until golden and piping hot.

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