Casserole of Duck with Wontons


Preparation info
  • Serves

    6 to 8

    in small quantities.
    • Difficulty


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By Irene Kuo

Published 1977

  • About

This is a simple long-simmered duck with wontons added for the final 5 to 10 minutes of cooking. Among Chinese, it is considered a “big-affair” snack, often served at the end of a party as a form of “one for the road.”


  • 1 duck, about to 5 pounds


Remove the fat from the cavity of the duck; discard the tail and trim off excess neck skin. Rinse and drain the duck. Mingle the minced ginger, salt, and pepper, and rub well into the duck, both inside and outside. Let it sit for 1 hour.

Place the duck in a large casserole (earthenware if possible), sprinkle it with the sherry, and add cold water to cover it by