Upon scouring the web for a recipe for crispy duck legs, I found out that duck is usually paired with waffles. Wow. I never saw that coming. But surprisingly, things that may seem weird together actually works well. Like pork chops and applesauce (never tried cooking them, but had them one too many times when dining out).
I didn't try to make waffles with my duck legs, I just simply roasted it and enjoyed it with Hoisin sauce (hubby slathered it with "toyomansi" haha).
What you need:
- 2 duck legs
- 1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger
- five-spice powder
- kosher salt
What to do:
Preheat your oven to 350°F.
Rub the duck legs with salt and the ground ginger. Dust with some five-spice powder. Place the duck legs on a roasting tray and cook in the oven for an hour to an hour and a half, depending on the doneness you prefer. Serve with your favorite dipping sauce.
Tips, Tricks and Tweaks:
1. If you don't have a roasting tray, you can cook it on a regular pan, but make sure to drain or spoon away the excess fat every 20 minutes.
2. Don't skimp on the salt - it pulls away moisture and would make the duck skin crispy.