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Cooking mature duck

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Hi all! First post on this forum! Apologies in advance if this is in the wrong sub forum.

I've got these two ducks in the fridge. Mature birds well past the ideal butchering age, but I needed to cull some of the flock and I hate to have them go to waste.

I've only cooked young birds before and don't know what to do with the older ones. I was thinking duck ravioli might be okay since I could grind the meat and that may help with any toughness.

Suggestions and insight appreciated!

Incubator Cam is LIVE once again! (see the thread)

My Flock: 5 ducks, 2 drakes - All Saxonies.

See my blog post on how to hatch duck eggs!

Follow my flock on instagram and on my blog herouxpotager.com

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Incubator Cam is LIVE once again! (see the thread)

My Flock: 5 ducks, 2 drakes - All Saxonies.

See my blog post on how to hatch duck eggs!

Follow my flock on instagram and on my blog herouxpotager.com

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Well, I decided on trying to confit. I pieced the ducks last night and reserved one giant bowl of fat from the process. Tomorrow I'll roast the carcass and render the fat. I have the legs and wings in a salt cure getting ready to confit.  I froze the breast meat for the time being.

Incubator Cam is LIVE once again! (see the thread)

My Flock: 5 ducks, 2 drakes - All Saxonies.

See my blog post on how to hatch duck eggs!

Follow my flock on instagram and on my blog herouxpotager.com

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Incubator Cam is LIVE once again! (see the thread)

My Flock: 5 ducks, 2 drakes - All Saxonies.

See my blog post on how to hatch duck eggs!

Follow my flock on instagram and on my blog herouxpotager.com

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Maybe you could ask on this thread

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1090656/ask-a-chef

 

All the best

CT

"The whole problem of the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, but wiser people so full of doubts." Bertrand Russell
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"The whole problem of the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, but wiser people so full of doubts." Bertrand Russell
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