Crispy fried duck

Introducing our delicious crispy roast duck, a true culinary masterpiece. Every juicy bite is bursting with flavor as the duck is expertly basted to perfection, ensuring deliciously crispy skin. Ideal for a memorable Sunday dinner or special occasion, this dish will undoubtedly leave your taste buds wanting more. Pair it with our homemade cranberry sauce and roasted vegetables for a truly elevated dining experience. Don’t miss out on this delicious treat. Treat yourself to our crispy roast duck today.


  • 3 medium-sized ducks (approx. 2¼kg/5lb each) with giblets
  • fine sea salt


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Preparation steps

  1. Remove and wash the duck offal.
  2. Cut off and discard all greenish parts of the livers and chop the rest coarsely.
  3. Quarter the crop (the esophagus) and cut off the very red flesh from the white tendons, which should be discarded.
  4. Place all pieces in a large roasting pan.
  5. Cut the parish nose off each duck and put it in the can.
  6. Remove the wings: Hold one wing and pull. As you do this, turn the skin backwards so you can see inside where the wing attaches to the shoulder bone.
  7. Cut between the bones to reveal the wing, then cut around it from the skin side to remove it.
  8. Repeat the process with all the wings and place them in the mold.
  9. Turn one of the ducks onto its chest.
  10. Trim each side of the backbone using a very sharp, sturdy kitchen knife and/or deer scissors.
  11. Remove the backbone, then turn the duck the other way and cut off each side of the breastbone. Keep the blade close to the bone so you don’t cut away any breast meat.
  12. Place all the bones in the mold and repeat the process with the other ducks.
  13. Remove any lumps of fat from inside the duck and set aside. Trim off and discard any loose pieces of skin.
  14. Wash the duck halves and then pat them very dry.
  15. Prick the skin all over, especially the thick, oily areas, then sprinkle with fine sea salt.
  16. Preheat the oven to 230°C/gas 8/fan 210°C.
  17. Place the duck halves, skin side up, on a rack in a large roasting pan.
  18. Roast for 11-4-11-2 hours, or until the skin is crispy and dark golden.
  19. You will need to drain the accumulated fat once or twice: pour it directly into the mold if you want to roast potatoes, otherwise into a heatproof bowl.
  20. Let the duck rest for 10-15 minutes.
  21. Serve with the sauce and vegetables (see “Goes well with” recipes on the right).

Nutritional Information

130 112g 35g 7g 0g 1g 52g 0.95g

Equipment and tools

  • frying pan
  • Wire frame
  • Basting brush
  • Sharp knife
  • measuring spoon
  • measuring cup

Allergen information

This recipe contains poultry (duck) and may not be suitable for those with poultry allergies.

Storage and leftovers

If there are any leftovers, store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Leftover crispy roast ducks can be stored for up to 3 days. To reheat, place the duck pieces on a baking sheet and warm in the preheated oven at 350°F (175°C) for about 15 minutes or until heated through.

The Health Benefits of Crispy Roast Duck

Crispy roasted duck is a delicious dish that not only satisfies your taste buds but also offers several health benefits. Made with fine sea salt and fresh ingredients, this recipe creates a nutritious meal the whole family can enjoy. Let’s take a closer look at the health benefits of crispy fried duck.

1. Rich in protein

The main ingredient in roast duck is, of course, the duck itself. Duck meat is an excellent source of protein, essential for the growth and repair of body tissues. Eating protein-rich foods like roast duck helps build and maintain strong muscles, supports a healthy immune system, and keeps you feeling full and full for longer.

2. Rich in essential nutrients

In addition to protein, roasted duck also contains important nutrients such as vitamins and minerals. Duck meat is particularly rich in B vitamins such as niacin, thiamine and riboflavin, which play crucial roles in energy production, brain function and DNA synthesis. In addition, duck meat is a good source of iron, zinc and selenium, essential minerals that support various body functions.

3. Heart-healthy fats

Although duck meat contains fats, it is important to note that a significant portion of these fats are heart-healthy monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats. These fats help lower bad cholesterol, reduce the risk of heart disease and promote cardiovascular health. However, as with any high-fat food, it is best to consume roast duck in moderation as part of a balanced diet.

4. Natural taste and texture

Crispy roasted duck offers a unique and satisfying flavor that can enhance any meal. Unlike highly processed meat, roast duck is a natural and genuine food. It offers a distinctive taste and texture resulting from the combination of tender meat and crispy skin, providing a pleasant eating experience without the need for excessive seasoning or additives.

5. Versatile and nutritious

In addition to its health benefits, crispy roast duck is a versatile dish that can be enjoyed in a variety of ways. You can serve it with steamed vegetables, combine it with a spicy fruit sauce or use it as an ingredient in salads, pastas or wraps. This versatility allows you to incorporate the nutritional benefits of roast duck into different meals, ensuring a balanced and varied diet.

Overall, crispy fried duck not only tantalizes your taste buds but also offers several health benefits. From its high protein content to its essential nutrients and heart-healthy fats, this dish is a nutritious addition to your diet. So why not try making crispy roast duck and indulge in the deliciousness of this duck while reaping the health benefits it has to offer?

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