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Duck Sticks

Updated February 23, 2016

Think of this as Gascony meets Shanghai:  The fork-tender duck confit and aromatic vegetables are brightened with fresh scallions and pickled ginger. Wrapped in paper-thin egg roll wrappers and fried to a crisp, they are best eaten immediately.

Makes4 servings

Cooking Methodfrying

CostModerate

Moderate

Total Timea day or more

Make Ahead RecipeYes

Kid FriendlyYes

One Pot MealYes

Recipe Courseappetizer

Equipmentblender

Five Ingredients or LessYes

Moodadventurous

Taste and Texturecrisp, meaty, rich

Ingredients

  • 1 small carrot, chopped
  • ½ onion, quartered
  • ¼ cup peeled and chopped daikon radish
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 2 duck legs
  • Salt
  • 1 tablespoon five-spice powder
  • ¼ cup grape seed, corn, or other neutral oil, plus more for frying
  • 2 scallions, trimmed and minced
  • 2 tablespoons pickled ginger, minced
  • 2 teaspoons soy sauce, plus more to taste
  • Four 8-inch square egg roll wrappers, cut in half
  • 2 egg yolks, lightly beaten with 2 tablespoons water

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