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how do I eat/use duck confit?

I just bought some duck confit from the local shop. It looks like a pair of duck legs.

I never ate it before and have no idea what to do with it. Do I just chop it up and eat it? Do I cook it? Do I use it in recipes? Is it sandwich meat?

There are lots of recipes on how to make confit, but I can't find any ideas on how to eat it... or is going to be so tasty I won't need help knowing how to eat it?

What is your favourite way to consume confit?

asked by trampledbygeese over 1 year ago
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Monita is a Recipe Tester for Food52

added over 1 year ago

You can use the duck confit hot or warm, over roasted potatoes or noodles or bitter salad greens. Here are some recipes from Fine Cooking that use duck confit


Abbie is a trusted source on General Cooking.

added over 1 year ago

Oh YUM - you have struck gold! I would warm it, you could serve as an appetizer on bruschetta, or as a warm addition to a winter salad, or toss it with some broth and gnocchi for a main course. It's very rich in its own right so it doesn't need a rich accompaniment. Please let us know what you decide to do with it!


June is a trusted source on General Cooking.

added over 1 year ago

Oh my goodness! Duck Confit is so good with/in so many things! Of course, it's indispensible in Cassoulet, but it has many more uses. Best warmed (or hot) even in a salad. (here's an example of a good salad: Fig-spiced Confit Leg of Duck with Black Mission Figs and Raspberries, atop mixed baby greens with Raspberry Vinaigrette.)In this cold weather, tho, I like to serve a hot confit leg atop a pile of Hoppin' John. It's a great pairing.

added over 1 year ago

We had some last night as an appetizer at our local restaurant ... shred the meat and put on top of a slice of garlic toasted baguette. Place that on a cream sauce base and garnish with celery leaves.

added over 1 year ago

We just eat it like a chicken leg. Heat it up hot and serve with fries and a glass of Bordeaux or a Cotes du Rhone!


HalfPint is a trusted home cook.

added over 1 year ago

I once had fresh pasta tossed with duck confit meat and a little butter. Delicious.

added over 1 year ago

Oh Wow! That sounds yummy. Is the duck already spiced a bit, do you think, or should I add garlic to the pasta and butter?


HalfPint is a trusted home cook.

added over 1 year ago

Most duck confit I've had isn't highly spiced, so I would suggest gently cooking the garlic in the butter, just to take the raw edge off and then toss everything together.

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