This German roast duck recipe is so easy to make for your traditional holiday dinner.
With very little work, it goes into the oven and you have time to make all the trimmings.
For me, that's potato dumplings and red cabbage.
I really don't remember Mutti cooking duck that often.
Perhaps, because most ducks will only serve about 4 and our family had 5 very hungry people. That would make an expensive meal.
However, it's perfect for an intimate dinner for two.
Or, if you wanted to keep up with German Christmas traditions, you could make several.
Traditional for Christmas, but perfect for Easter as well.
You'll find that the following method of how to cook duck is very tasty and very easy. Perfect intimate dinner for 2!
I was surprised how easy it was to make duck this way. I know I've seen it done various ways to remove some of the fat by poking the skin with a fork either before or during the roasting time.
However, cooking it in the method above, the duck was very moist and not fatty at all. There was a fair amount of fat in the roasting dish which I saved for other uses.
The only thing that is really needful is knowing that a duck doesn't usually have too much meat. The duck (4 lb) shown above served 3 of us with some leftovers.
Want nutritional information for a recipe? Copy and paste the ingredient list and the number of servings into Calorie Count. It will give you an approximate calculation.
Download FREE "Herbs & Spices in the German Kitchen" NOW
by Subscribing to my FREE monthly Newsletter
Experience Germany: food, people, country, & RECIPES!
Roast Duck Recipe
"Just like Oma's"
Recommended by Chef Glenn
"Sehr Gut, Gerhild!
Your Quick Fix Soups e-book is wonderful. My Swiss wife is going to love the soups that I make for her with your recipes. She already loves my soups, but your e-book will greatly expand the variety
Thank you for making the recipes easy to follow and see with the beautiful photos. The extra tips and options that you give after each recipe are very helpful. Thanks for the printable recipe cards, too!"
Quick answers to your questions?
Go to my
You'll find lots of German foodies ready to help!
Share your recipes and photos, too!
Here's what some of my fans say:
Joy B: Our family always used white vinegar instead of lemon juice, and added paprika ... but I think I'd like this version better!
Alice D: Every time I make these I always have to make 3 times as much! Our friends always want some so it never goes to waste.
Lori S: This is the best split pea soup I ever made! It disappeared faster than any other soup I have made. It is so easy to prepare the night before an throw together before I leave for work, I will definitely use it often!
Sunetra C: Das sieht aber lecker aus.
GloriaJean S: For all you "foodies" out there go to this site and sign up for their newsletter.