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This Delicious Duck Recipe Will Give You #DuckGoals

If you can't be bothered with confit, this is the recipe for you.

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So you want to make some epic duck legs for your squad, but don't have 24 hours? Look no further...

These crispy duck legs will make you the hero of your weekly dinner club.

Did you think you were going to make that duck without any sides? Incorrect.

Fingerling potatoes make the perfect side and require no additional preparation. Simply buy a pound or two of fingerling potatoes, chop them in half, and place them at the bottom of the baking dish. Season to your liking with salt and pepper and let them cook to a crispy perfection in the duck fat. While you're cutting, pre-heat the oven to 400 degrees F.
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Fingerling potatoes make the perfect side and require no additional preparation. Simply buy a pound or two of fingerling potatoes, chop them in half, and place them at the bottom of the baking dish. Season to your liking with salt and pepper and let them cook to a crispy perfection in the duck fat. While you're cutting, pre-heat the oven to 400 degrees F.

Next, you're going to want to prep those legs.

Wipe off any juice and pat dry with a paper towel. Once dry, season each side with salt and pepper. It's best to do this 3 or 4 times to ensure that each leg is appropriately seasoned.
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Wipe off any juice and pat dry with a paper towel. Once dry, season each side with salt and pepper. It's best to do this 3 or 4 times to ensure that each leg is appropriately seasoned.

When your legs start to look like this, it's time to move on to the pan.

Once you've chosen your skillet, it's time to sear.

Let that bad boy sizzle until each side is seared to a golden brown perfection.

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Take a break, drink some wine, and flip once each side begins to turn a golden brown.

Once your duck legs begin to look like this, remove from the pan and place on a plate.

Once perfectly seared, top with fresh rosemary and arrange like so...

Enjoy the gratuitous second picture...because damn, don't they look good?

Now it's time to test your patience...

Set the timer for two hours, pour yourself another glass, and turn up the Drake.
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Set the timer for two hours, pour yourself another glass, and turn up the Drake.

Now you're halfway there.

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Throw a dance party, pour yourself another glass, makes some fancy cocktails, or whatever else you need to do to get yourself through the next two hours. These two hours will test you in ways you never thought imaginable. The aroma of crispy duck will begin to fill your living space after the first half hour, but you'll need to stay strong.

Things might get tough, but hold on... you can do it.

Finally....you've done it. You've made it through the most trying two hours of your life. You've created the most delicious crispy duck legs on the planet. Congratulations.

Now take it out of the oven and acknowledge your accomplishment.

Plate and enjoy with your team.

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