Saturday, August 13, 2016

Wild Duck with Sweet Potatoes

Wild Duck with Sweet Potatoes    

 1 duck 
 1 cup peanut oil 
 8 oz sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed 
 2 cloves garlic, crushed 
 1 slice ginger root, minced 
 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 
 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves 
 pinch of ground anise 
 1 teaspoon white sugar 
 1 tablespoon soy sauce 
 1 cup chicken broth 
 1 tablespoon cornstarch 
                       2 tablespoon water                               

 1. Chop the duck into 2-3 in pieces. 

 2. Heat the oil and deep-fry the potatoes until golden brown. 
Remove them from the pan and drain off all but 2 tablespoons 
of oil. Add the garlic and ginger and stir-fry for 30-45 seconds.

 3. Add the duck and fry until lightly browned on all sides. 
Add the spices, sugar, soy sauce and stock and bring to the boil.

 4. Add the potatoes, cover and simmer for about 20-25 minutes 
or until the duck is tender. Blend the cornstarch to a paste with the 
water then stir it into the pan and simmer, stirring, until the sauce thickens.

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