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Fat Braised Duck Confit

Traeger Kitchen


Fat Braised Duck Confit

Prep Time

8 Hours

Cook Time

3 Hours

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Savor this wood-fired take on a french-style flavor. These duck legs are generously seasoned with fresh citrus, herbs, garlic and slow braised in duck fat over applewood for a dish that will melt-in-your-mouth. Delicious doesn't even begin to touch on it.

Ingredients

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4

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    Steps

    • 1

      In a medium bowl, combine garlic paste, thyme, parsley, citrus zest, and salt.
    • 2

      Cover duck legs with salt mixture and let sit covered in the fridge overnight.
    • 3

      Remove duck legs from salt mixture, rinse and pat dry.
    • 4

      When ready to cook, set temperature to 180℉ (200C) and preheat, lid closed for 15 minutes.
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    • 5

      Place duck legs directly on the grill grate and cook 30 minutes until skin begins to brown.
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    • 6

      Raise the temperature to 225℉ (105 C). Transfer duck legs to a deep cast iron pan and pour in melted duck fat. Make sure it’s enough to cover the duck legs.
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    • 7

      Add thyme, bay, and garlic. Place directly on the grill grate and cook 3 hours or until the fat is rendered and meat is tender.
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    • 8

      Store in duck fat for up to 1 month. Enjoy!

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