I want to make these pressure cooker duck legs but don't have rock candy. What can I use instead? https://www.ming.com/food-and-wine/recipes/simply-mi

https://www.ming.com/food-and-wine/recipes/simply-ming-season-9/mom-and-pops-red-roast-duck-with-scallion-pancakes.htm

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  • February 23, 2015
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LE BEC FIN
LE BEC FIN February 23, 2015

stacy, can you link the recipe? your link gave me a list of 19 recipes.

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Stacey February 23, 2015
https://www.ming.com/food-and-wine/recipes/simply-ming-season-9/mom-and-pops-red-roast-duck-with-scallion-pancakes.htm
hardlikearmour
hardlikearmour February 23, 2015

I'd go with granulated, turbinado or demarara sugar. The Chinese rock sugar comes either white or yellow, depending on how refined. I'm not certain on quantity to substitute, but I'd start with 7 oz of sugar, then taste for sweetness (the typical sub is 1 T sugar for 1 lump rock sugar, and the rock sugar is reportedly less sweet than regular sugar).

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LE BEC FIN February 24, 2015

stacy, this sugar is only being melted into the sauce and I just don't think that rock candy has a very unique flavor profile that makes it a requirement. My guess is that Ming wanted to honor his parents' use of the sugar they grew up with and used in their recipe. So I agree with hardlikearmour's advice, but, given the expense of other sugars, i'd suggest you just use regular old granulated white sugar. Neat recipe; i'll have to make that;thx!

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