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Crumb-Crusted Duckling Halves

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The crumb crusted duckling halves are elegant and lovely duckling recipe roasted in the oven with grapewine leaf covering to prepserve moisture. This crumb crusted duckling halves is a very delicate recipe and is flavored with madeira sauce. It may look tricky but once teh ducklings come out of the oven, it is all worth the extra effort.
  Grapevine leaves 16 (Preserved In Brine)
  Ducklings 9 Pound, cut in half (2 Units, 4.5 Pounds Each)
  Salt 2 Teaspoon
  Chicken stock 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Lemon juice 1
  Clarified butter 1 Tablespoon
  Seasoned stuffing crumbs 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs), slightly crushed
  Cumberland sauce 1 Cup (16 tbs)

Soak grapevine leaves in cold water 20 minutes.
Pat dry.
Set aside.
Using fingers and a sharp knife, remove skin and excess fat from ducklings (do not skin wings).
Place ducklings breast side up on rack in a roasting pan; sprinkle with salt.
Cover surface of ducks with grapevine leaves.
Roast in a 325°F oven about 2 1/2 hours, or until ducklings are done; drumstick meat will feel soft.
Baste ducklings every half hour with a mixture of stock and lemon juice.
Remove grapevine leaves.
Brush ducklings very lightly with butter and sprinkle with crumbs.
Broil 4 inches from heat until crumbs are browned (about 5 minutes).
Remove ducklings to platter; let stand 10 minutes before serving.
Serve with desired sauce.

Recipe Summary

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 8913 Calories from Fat 4184

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 465 g714.8%

Saturated Fat 130.2 g650.8%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 5596.8 mg1865.6%

Sodium 8916.4 mg371.5%

Total Carbohydrates 102 g33.9%

Dietary Fiber 13.1 g52.5%

Sugars 34.8 g

Protein 1017 g2034.6%

Vitamin A 286% Vitamin C 303.1%

Calcium 65.7% Iron 770%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Crumb-Crusted Duckling Halves Recipe