Elizabeth's Hair Dryer Duck
Many years ago, Mardee Haidin Regan was preparing a special dinner featuring Elizabeth Schneider's wonderful Aromatic Duck, so rich and tasty that one duck serves three or four people. The recipe involves seasoning the duck with great flavors for about a day and then drying the skin so that it's as beautiful as that of the finest Peking duck in Chinatown. The problem occurred when Regan's duck was still damp after its requisite drying time in the refrigerator. She called Elizabeth. Her response was, "Mardee, use a hair dryerwhatever it takes to get it dry." God bless her and forgive Regan, she always uses the hair dryer nowfor this duck and for other roasted birds.