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kugelthekid Mar 19, 2007 12:26 PM

I have two nice ducks, How do I make duck confit from scratch , including rendering the fat to make the confit?

  1. Euonymous Mar 19, 2007 07:09 PM

    You'll need a great deal more duck fat to confit two ducks than you can get just from them. A few recipes I looked at asked for 6 Cups of rendered duck fat plus the two ducks.

    Google is your friend.

    Duck Confit 1: http://www.culinarycafe.com/Ethnic_Dishes/Duck_Confit.html

    Duck Confit 2: http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/rec...

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    1. re: Euonymous
      BobB Mar 20, 2007 06:03 PM

      Agreed. I usually make duck confit after making a roast goose, which renders a huge amount of fat that's wonderful for all sorts of cooking. Some gourmet markets also sell rendered duck or goose fat in plastic vats.

      One tip once you do find a good fat source: after you refrigerate the legs in salt & herbs, rinse them off well before you start the cooking process. The first time I did it I just brushed off the excess salt without rinsing them, and they came out way too salty.

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