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Fat Braised Duck Confit

Traeger Kitchen


Fat Braised Duck Confit

Prep Time

8

Hours

Cook Time

3

Hours

Serves

4 - 6

People

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What's this?

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

  • 4 Clove Garlic, Ground to a Paste

  • 1 Tablespoon chopped thyme

  • 2 Tablespoon parsley, chopped

  • 1 orange zest

  • 1 lemon zest

  • 1/4 Cup kosher salt

  • 6 Whole Duck Legs

  • 6 Cup melted duck fat

  • 2 Sprig thyme

  • 1 Bay Leaf

  • 2 Clove garlic

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.
  • 5

    Place duck legs directly on the grill grate and cook 30 minutes until skin begins to brown.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 8

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