How To Make Duck Confit At Home

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Duck Confit is a great recipe made with duck, herbs, and spices. It is cooked slowly in duck fat. It is a great way to make a rich duck recipe.

Duck fat is also beneficial for your health. It contains healthy fats and cells that help in maintaining the bones of our body. Duck Confit is a simple and delicious recipe.

To make duck Confit, sprinkle salt, garlic, thyme, and shallots in a container. Add the duck to it and refrigerate for about 2 days. Then, melt the duck fat in a pan. Add the duck into it and drizzle some fat over it. Place the pan in the oven and cook for about 2 hours.

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Duck Confit recipe

Duck Confit Recipe

Duck Confit is a French dish in which duck legs are cooked in duck fat. The meat becomes tender while the outside of the meat becomes golden and crispy.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 2 hrs 30 mins
Total Time 2 hrs 45 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine French
Servings 4
Calories 1200 kcal


Large Container
Small Pan


  • 4 Duck Legs With Thighs
  • 4 Duck Wings (trimmed)
  • 1 Shallot
  • 6 sprigs Thyme
  • 4 Garlic cloves (smashed)
  • 4 cups Duck Fat
  • 3 tablespoons Salt
  • A pinch of Ground Black Pepper


  • Take a large container and sprinkle 1 tablespoon salt in the dish.
  • Add garlic, thyme, and shallots to it. Scatter then evenly in the container.
  • Arrange the duck in the container. Add the remaining salt, garlic, thyme, shallots, and a small amount of pepper in it.
  • Cover the container and put it inside the refrigerator for 1-2 days.
  • After that, preheat the oven first to 225oF.
  • Take a small pan and melt the duck fat in it. Brush the salt and add the pieces of duck in a baking dish.
  • Drizzle the melted fat over the duck and put it inside the oven.
  • Cook the confit slowly, minimum for 2-3 hrs, and after that remove it from the oven.



Calories: 1200kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 36g | Fat: 33g | Sodium: 1040mg
Keyword Duck Confit, French, French Cuisine
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