Duck Leg Confit

Recipe

4 duck legs
1.5 L duck fat

Curing Mix

1 cup sea salt
1 cup maple sugar
6 sprigs of thyme
1 sprig rosemary
3 garlic cloves, roughly chopped
1 or 2 bay leaves, broken up
5 pink peppercorns, crushed
The zest and juice of one orange
3 pcs star anise, broken up

Method

1. Combine all the ingredients for the curing mix in a large mixing bowl, ensuring a uniform mixture.

2. Put a layer of curing mix onto the bottom of a storage container large enough to hold the curing mix and the duck legs.

3. Place the duck legs into remaining curing mix and rub the legs with curing mix. 

4. Add the legs to the storage container and cover with the excess curing mixture.

5. Cover the container and refrigerate for 12-24 hours.

6. Remove the duck legs from the cure.  Rinse thoroughly to remove excess salt, and then pat dry.

7. Add legs and duck fat to the cocotte and cover with the lid.

8. Place into a 200’F oven and cook until tender, around 4 hours.

Servings:  4 ppl

Prep time: 12hrs (30 mins attended)

Cooking time: 4hrs 


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