Is it possible to cook crispy duck legs in 30 mins? Yes, it is!
I don’t think I know anyone that hates eating duck. You can find a variety of duck recipes from peking duck in street stalls to duck confit in brasseries to duck breasts in fancy Michelin star restaurants. One of my favorites is crispy duck cooked to perfection – tender on the inside and crispy on the outside. The best and most unhealthy part is the crackling (see, I was not lying about being hooked on certain fatty stuff)! Ever since we’ve purchased the Phillips Air Fryer, I’ve been using it religiously to cook fatty meats. The Phillips Air Fryer cooks meat while melts its fat off. Because things get cooked much faster with Phillip’s rapid air technology, meat stays moist and tender on the inside. The idea of this machine is to fry without using little to no oil, regular fried food like potato fries comes out just like regular fries. Sorry to sound like a salesperson but really do believe in this product. My husband was skeptical about this and he was so sure that foods would come out dry cause of its high heat. This machine proved him wrong and he still admits that he was wrong :). The Phillips Air Fryer helped me shed a few pounds too, you see why I like this?
Ok, let’s get to the recipe. This recipe uses a variety of herbs from my garden and an aromatic five spice powder. Of course, you can substitute my garden herbs with your favorite green herbs or dry herbs. I would say keep the five spice powder there just because it goes really well with ducks. I’ve also made an one-tray-roast in the air fryer where I had roasted duck legs on a bed of squared potatoes. You’ll get potatoes like you would in a French brasserie from this one-tray-roast. You can serve this over a bed of salad (any salad would do) too.
If you don’t have a Phillips Air Fryer, you can actually roast this in a regular oven for 50 minutes at 375ºc. If you have any questions, please do leave me a comment. Bon appétit!
P.S. Here’s a cool Facebook fan page for Phillips Air Fryer. The owner of this page is actually a friend of my old colleague, and they are the reason why I bought an airfryer two years ago. It’s nice to see a community of of like minded people where they can share a similar passion: food.
- 2 duck legs
- 1 tsp of five spice powder
- 1 tbsp of chopped herbs (I used parsley & thyme)
- 1/2 tbsp of salt & pepper
- Rub spices & herbs all over duck legs.
- AirFry them 25 minutes in 170° C or 325° F.
- AirFry them for another 5 minutes in 200° C or 400° F.
- Done and enjoy!