Duck confit baked in the oven

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Region France
Categories Main courses
Tags Christmas recipes, Classics, Luxury dishes
Servings: 5
Preperation time: 30 minutes.
Cooking time: 10 minutes.
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In the past when we were in France with the family, we always saw cans confit de canard. Occasionally my parents bought such a can and then we ate it in a cassoulet or - less often - from the oven. It is easier to prepare from the oven and actually everyone enjoys it; therefore it is an ideal dish for parties or dinners.

To my great and happy surprise, a few years ago I ran into a can of confit de canard in Amsterdam in the local supermarket on the corner of my house. I think I first saved it for a while before I started using it. Apparently a bit intimidated by such a "luxury" ingredient.

However, when I finally put the confit de canard out of the oven to people during a dinner, it was such a success that it is now almost on our regular shopping list to take from France!

Duck confit baked in the oven

The ingredients for duck confit baked in the oven:

  • 1 cans Duck confit;

How to make duck confit baked in the oven?

  1. Preheat the oven at 220°C.
  2. Put the closed can of Duck confit in a pan filled with water. Slowly heat the water without bringing it to a boil. This will cause the fat in the can to melt. This should happen after about 20 minutes.
  3. With a can opener open the can of Duck confit. Do this carefully as the can is filled with melted fat!
  4. Remove the Duck confit from the can filled with fat and drain it on a piece of paper towel.
  5. Spread the Duck confit on a baking tray covered with baking paper.
  6. Put your oven to grill setting.
  7. Grill in the oven for 10 minutes. Note: Anytime your grilling something make sure to keep watching it so it doesn't burn!
  8. Your dish is ready, enjoy!

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