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Method

  1. Remove duck legs from any packaging & pat dry.
  2. Mix together salt, herbs & spices in a non-corrosive container large enough to hold the duck legs.
  3. Rub salt mixture into duck all over then cover & chill for 24 hours.
  4. Remove duck from the salt mixture, quickly rinse in ice-cold water & pat dry.
  5. Place duck into deep dish & cover with duck fat & tight-fitting lid.
  6. Cook in preheated oven 140°C /120°C fan assisted (gas 1) for 2 ½ hours until tender when pierced with a skewer.
  7. Cool the duck in the fat & preserve.

To serve

  1. Bring the duck leg preserved in fat to room temperature then carefully remove the duck from the fat.
  2. Place into a cool non-stick pan skin side down & roast in a preheated oven 220°C /200°C fan assisted (gas 7) for approximately 15 minutes until the skin is crisp & the duck hot throughout.