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Mar 3, 2009 11:49 AM

need ground duck

Anyone know a butcher preferably in the valley that will make ground duck?

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  1. Any place that carries it and also has a proper meat counter will grind it for you. I think 99 Ranch in Van Nuys should do it. Any Whole Foods should do it.

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    1. re: Frommtron

      Ranch 99 will not do it. Whole foods will. I found out today.

    2. I've made recipes with ground duck before. What I've had to do is buy boneless (with skin) duck breast from whole foods (and they don't always have it, call ahead), and then I chop it up and grind it in the food processor. You want to use some of the skin in there to give it some fat but not too much. You might want to actually basically liquefy the skin in the food processor before you add the duck breast, otherwise you'll get hunks of fat.

      You can render the rest of the unused duck skin and save the fat in the refrigerator for future use.

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      1. re: film_score

        A very good way to go, as duck must be used very freshly ground. An even better route is to invest in a grinder--they start at like $30, and go up from there. I have 2, a cheaper electric one and a large industrial one.

        1. re: Adsvino

          Thanks, I found the duck at whole foods and they ground it for me.

          1. re: trojans

            I'm curious and tantalized as to what you are making with ground duck?? Duck is my favorite meat!

            1. re: OCEllen

              duck potstickers. I watched a bobby flay throwdown and like you I love duck so I had to try my hand at making them. They were great.

              1. re: trojans

                Sounds delicious! But now I'm even thinking of a sort of duck meat loaf, perhaps with a fruit glaze on top!