Braised Duck Legs

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By Michael Ruhlman

Published 2011

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If there’s a single preparation of duck that underscores that it ought to be more prominent in our kitchens, it’s braised duck legs. They are relatively inexpensive, easy to prepare, and deeply delicious. This braise uses only water and aromatic vegetables, which flavor the liquid, as does the duck. You could also use homemade chicken or vegetable stock. This dish is fabulous with mashed potatoes (use the sauce in the place of the browned butter), couscous