Slow Cooker Duck

It is absolutely no secret that Andrew LOVES to duck hunt. He goes every single day that it is in season. Andrew puts his whole heart into anything that he is passionate about and that is one of the things I love the most about him; duck hunting is no exception. Don’t get me wrong, I really enjoy duck hunting too.

Over the past year or so I have noticed that our freezer has become extremely full of duck meat. The reason for this is that I have run out of new ways to cook duck and therefore I get bored with it. I mean there’s only so many days in a row you want to eat grilled or fried duck meat.

So, I really have to give credit to this dish to Andrew because it was completely his idea and I was very skeptical that it would even turn out well. Of course, it was fantastic! Don’t tell Andrew I’m bragging about his skills because his head is big enough already!

The dish is a traditional slow cooker pot roast & veggies, but with duck meat instead. It is fabulous! Like roast, duck meat can dry out very quickly so it cooks very well in the crock pot. The duck comes out tasting EXACTLY like the roast! If you didn’t tell people what it was, they probably would never know the difference!

Here’s What You Need:
-Several pieces of duck breast. Depending on how many people you’re needing to feed, I’d throw in 2 breasts for each person. I have never had duck meat from a store so I have no idea what it’s like. I would suggest wild duck breast because they are pretty small.
-1 package of McCormick slow cookers savory pot roast seasoning.
-1 package of fresh baby carrots
-Potatoes….I had a 5lb bag, but I didn’t use it all. I just kind of guessed about how much I needed.
-1 cup water

Directions:
-If your duck is frozen be sure to thaw it out, obviously.
-Put the duck in a bowl and sprinkle with salt, enough to cover it.
-Fill the bowl with water, to cover the duck, & let sit in the fridge overnight or for several hours. The salt will pull out the blood so it doesn’t cook all bloody.
-Dump out the water and place the duck breasts in the bottom of your crock pot.
-Pour the bag of carrots over the duck breasts.
-Do not peel the potatoes! Just cut them into cubes and put them in the crock pot.
-In a bowl mix the package of seasoning with the cup of water
-Pour the seasoning mix and water into the crock pot.
-Cover & cook on LOW for 8 hours or on HIGH for 4 hours.

I did notice that since duck breast has basically no fat on it, it doesn’t make the “juice” in the crock pot like roast does. Next time I might add some more water to the seasoning mix so there is more juice, but the way I did it turned out great so experiment away people! Happy Cooking!

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