Basic steamed deep-fried duck
Duck Poultry Basics
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Title: Basic steamed deep-fried duck
Yield: 6 Servings
1 Duck; 4 to 5 pounds
Salt & pepper
Oil for deep-frying
1. Wipe duck inside and out with a damp cloth. Rub liberally with
salt and pepper. Let stand 1 hour.
2. Place bird in a deep, heatproof bowl and steam 1-1/2 to 2 hours
by the bowl-in-a-pot method (see "HOW-TO SECTION").
3. Drain duck and let cool. Wipe dry, then truss (see "HOW-TO
4. Heat oil to boiling. Using a wire basket or long-handled Chinese
strainer, gently lower in duck and deep-fry, basting and turning,
until golden. Drain on paper toweling.
5. Let duck cool slightly, then chop, bones and all, in bite-size
pieces. Serve with scallion brushes (see "HOW-TO SECTION"), a plum or
hoisin sauce dip, or any other dip for deep-fried duck (see recipes).
NOTE: The technique of double-frying can be used here. In step 4,
deep-fry the duck 5 minutes, lift out; reheat the oil. Then return
the bird and deep-fry again until crisp and golden.
1. In Step 1, rub duck with any of the following mixtures:
a. 2 teaspoons salt, 1/4 teaspoon anise pepper and 1/8
teaspoon Five Spices
b. 2 tablespoons sherry, 2 teaspoons salt, 1/2 teaspoon sugar,
1/4 teaspoon red pepper
c. 1-1/2 tablespoons soy sauce, 1 tablespoon brown bean sauce,
mashed; and 1/2 teaspoon Five Spices
d. 1 to 2 scallion stalks and 3 or 4 slices fresh ginger root,
both minced; 1 tablespoon Szechwan peppercorns, crushed; and 2
2. In Step 2, before steaming, add to bowl with duck 2 scallion
stalks and 2 or 3 slices fresh ginger root.
3. In Step 3, before trussing duck, coat with a mixture of 2
tablespoons cornstarch and 1 tablespoon soy sauce; or 3 tablespoons
flour and 1 egg, lightly beaten.
From , ISBN 0-517-65870-4.
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