Crispy Duck Legs with Roasted Vegetables

Crispy Duck Legs with Roasted Vegetables

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4 large potatoes, cut into 8ths each
3 carrots, sliced
2 small fennel bulbs, slice
1 large onion, cut into 8 pieces
Salt and pepper
Smoked paprika
Dried for fresh thyme, chopped
4 duck legs, seasoned with salt, pepper and garlic powder
1 heaping tbsp goose fat


Place the potatoes, carrots, fennel and onion in a large bowl, season with salt, pepper, paprika and thyme.  Set aside.

Brown and sear the duck legs in a hot skillet.  Remove the legs and set aside.  Add the goose fat to the hot skillet, stirring and scraping up the brown bits.  Stir the contents of the skillet into the prepared vegetables.

Put the vegetables in a roasting pan, top with the legs, cover and roast at 350 F for 1 1/2 hour. Uncover, increase the oven temperature to 400 F and continue to roast for another 30 minutes.