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92% would make again

Homemade Chinese-Style Crispy Duck In A Pancake

Tasty Team


for 12 servings

  • 2 duck legs

Glazing mix

  • 4 cups boiling water (1 L)
  • 6 tablespoons soft brown sugar
  • ⅔ cup rice vinegar (150 mL)


  • ½ cup spring onion (75 g), chopped
  • ½ cup ginger (25 g), finely diced
  • 4 tablespoons salt
  • 2 tablespoons five spice
  • 2 tablespoons soft brown sugar

To Serve

  • 12 chinese pancakes
  • ¼ cup hoisin sauce (60 g)
  • 4 spring onions, shredded
  • 1 cucumber, thinly sliced

Nutrition Info

    Calories 285
    Fat 6g
    Carbs 41g
    Fiber 1g
    Sugar 16g
    Protein 14g

Estimated values based on one serving size.


  1. Lightly score into the skin of the duck legs.
  2. In boiling hot water, add vinegar and sugar. Stir.
  3. Submerge the duck legs in the glaze mix for 20 seconds.
  4. Preheat the oven to 160°C (320°F).
  5. Pad dry the duck legs with kitchen roll.
  6. Mix well all the marinade ingredients.
  7. Give the duck legs a good rub in the marinade.
  8. On a cooling rack set over a baking tray, place a bed of the marinade then put the duck legs on top. Make sure they are skin side up.
  9. Roast the duck legs for 30 minutes on 160°C (320°F).
  10. Turn up the oven to 200°C (400˚F) and roast the duck for another 20 minutes.
  11. Rest the duck legs for 10 minutes, then shred them with two forks.
  12. Serve with Chinese pancakes, hoisin sauce, shredded spring onions, and sliced cucumber.
  13. Enjoy!

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