This is the easiest recipe for Duck Leg Confit that you'll ever find. Duck Leg Confit is a classic French recipe that began as a method of preserving and grew to be one of the most cherished dishes of France. It's said to have originated in the Gascony area of southwest France, but is now made across the country. This version is made in the slow cooker and requires just 10 minutes of active time including pan searing!
Course Main Course
Keyword comfort food, crockpot, date night, dinner party, easy
Arrange duck legs in a single layer in a baking dish and season generously with salt and pepper. Cover and refrigerate overnight. (You can skip this and season them just before cooking, but if you have time it's worth it to season them a day in advance.)
Drizzle olive oil in the bottom of a slow cooker. Arrange duck legs over the oil in a single layer. Cook on low for 6 hours.
Transfer duck legs to a loaf pan and pour rendered fat from slow cooker over legs. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
When you are ready to eat, heat a heavy skillet (ideally cast iron) over medium-high heat. Place legs in the dry pan, skin side down, and cook until skin is golden brown and crispy and leg is heated through, 4 to 5 minutes. Carefully turn legs and let cook on opposite side for 1 to 2 minutes more. Serve.