Perfect Crispy Duck

  • on April 14, 2020
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Perfect Crispy Duck

Perfect Crispy Duck

Yield: 12

I love crispy duck in a chinese restaurant but it's great to make at home. You can buy Crispy duck kits in the supermarket but I much prefer making it myself.

This is my recipe for perfect crispy duck. Enjoy!


  • 2 Duck Legs
  • 1L boiling water 
  • 6 Tablespoons soft brown sugar
  • 150ml rice vinegar
  • 75g spring onions
  • 25g ginger, finely diced
  • 4 tablespoons salt
  • 2 tablespoons five spice
  • Chinese pancakes
  • ramekin of Hoisin sauce 
  • 4 spring onions, cut into matchsticks
  • Half a cucumber, cut into matchsticks


    1. Lightly score into the skin of the duck legs.
    2. In boiling hot water, add vinegar and sugar. Stir.
    3. Submerge the duck legs in the glaze mix for 20 seconds.
    4. Preheat the oven to 160°C (320°F)
    5. Pad dry the duck legs with kitchen roll.
    6. Mix well all the marinade ingredients.
    7. Give the duck legs a good rub in the marinade.
    8. On a cooling rack set over a baking tray, place a bed of the marinade then put the duck legs on top. Make sure they are skin side up.
    9. Roast the duck legs for 30 minutes on 160°C (320°F).
    10. Turn up the oven to 200°C (400 ̊F) and roast the duck for another 20 minutes.
    11. Rest the duck legs for 10 minutes, then shred them with two forks.
    12. Serve with Chinese pancakes, hoisin sauce, shredded spring onions, and sliced cucumber. Enjoy!
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 Serving Size: 12
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 270Unsaturated Fat: 6gCarbohydrates: 38gFiber: 1gSugar: 14gProtein: 14g
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