Duck legs

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  1. H20DAD

    H20DAD Elite Refuge Member

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    My daughter (4 yo) was literally yelling at me to start cooking them instead of waiting for her brother to awaken from his nap. This was what she requested for dinner on her 4th birthday in March and she told me so. She keeps asking if they are ready.

    Not yet.....

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    Black belly and mottled if you are wondering.
     
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    Nice. Do you marinade them? How long do you grill them?
     
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    Done.

    Emaril’s essence for a little while and grilled low and slow. Medium/high heat on each side for about three minutes then another 20-25 minutes on low/medium heat flipping and shifting frequently enough to get the moisture off. I wish I would have seasoned these more as I like em a little spicy but the kids don’t and I’d rather they eat them than not.
     
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    Those look awesome! I like that your daughter wanted you to make those.
     
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    Blackbellies have some nice size, tasty legs.
     
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    Love it!!!:tu:tu:tu

    Have you ever tried soaking them overnight or two nights is better in buttermilk?
    It doesn't change the flavor much if any, it tenderizes them so they aren't as chewy.
    I love duck legs and will damn near kill for a plater full of Speck legs.:yes
     
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    Big legs!!

    Looks great too !!
     
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    I haven’t. With a 4 and 5 yo I try to keep everything simple as extra steps lead to more headaches and increased likelihood of them rejecting it. Grilled meat with a little seasoning or soy sauce is how they like things these days and I’m smart enough to not complain about that.

    As to tenderness, I have found I need to cook the juices out of the legs to get them tender. Otherwise they are chewy. I compared them to ribs. I could boil them and then grill them to falling off the bone status, but I enjoy grilling them to a little ripping off the bone without much effort level of tenderness. Again one less step and we can go through around 20 legs in a meal.

    My daughter was hindered the other night by her second loose tooth so she only managed 2-3 legs and then got worried the tooth might come out. Otherwise she’s good for 6-7 on a normal night. My son eats them until there are only two bones remaining.
     
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    I haven’t. With a 4 and 5 yo I try to keep everything simple as extra steps lead to more headaches and increased likelihood of them rejecting it. Grilled meat with a little seasoning or soy sauce is how they like things these days and I’m smart enough to not complain about that.

    As to tenderness, I have found I need to cook the juices out of the legs to get them tender. Otherwise they are chewy. I compared them to ribs. I could boil them and then grill them to falling off the bone status, but I enjoy grilling them to a little ripping off the bone without much effort level of tenderness. Again one less step and we can go through around 20 legs in a meal.

    My daughter was hindered the other night by her second loose tooth so she only managed 2-3 legs and then got worried the tooth might come out. Otherwise she’s good for 6-7 on a normal night. My son eats them until there are only two bones remaining.
     
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