Polish roast duck with apples and potatoes is a super easy meal to make and oh so gourmet, you will love this.... who doesn't love potatoes cooked in duck fat?
AuthorDarlene at International Cuisine
14 lb. Duck
2mediumapplestart like granny smith
2lbpotatoessmall any type
Salt and pepperto season duck well
Preheat the oven to 475F
Rinse the duck with water and pat dry.
Wash, peel, core and chop the apples into small chunks and stuff the cavity of the duck.
Rub the skin well with the marjoram, the garlic, and salt and pepper.
Place on a large plate, cover, and leave for 45 minutes to marinate.
Place the duck in a roasting tray.
Collect any marinade left in the plate, and add some more water to make up one cup of liquid. Pour this liquid in the bottom of the roasting tray not over the duck.
Roast the duck uncovered for 10 minutes, then reduce the heat to 325°F and cook for 2 hours. Every half an hour or so use a skewer to pierce the duck skin with holes to release its juices and then baste the duck with the liquid that collects in the bottom of the pan.
Clean the potatoes and cut into halves or quarters you can choose whether or not you want them peeled. Either way is fine.
When the duck still has about an hour to cook, salt the potatoes, place them in the tray with the duck and sprinkle with caraway seeds. They will start to fry gently in the duck fat.
When you next baste the duck, turn the potatoes, making sure they are well covered with the duck juices.
The duck should be so well cooked that it can be easily pulled apart.
It's not to easy to carve a duck but can certainly be done.
Polish Roast Duck with Apples and Potatoes
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value*
Vitamin A 130IU3%
Vitamin C 31.6mg38%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.