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duck for beginners

babette feasts | May 3, 200510:07 PM

I never learned much about cooking meat, but since I've cultivated a deep appreciation for duck, I've been challenging myself to cook it.

Do ducks carry pathogens and how paranoid should I be about sanitation when working with raw duck?

I have some legs in the oven confit-ing, but they're not staying submerged in the fat - they were just covered when raw but are peeking out now. Do I just need another half inch of fat next time, or how do I know how much fat to use? Last time I left the skin on, and even though some of the skin was above fat level, I figured there's still the layer of subcutaneous fat covering the meat. This time they're skin-off.

Thanks for any input,

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