For this easy recipe, the duck is fried in much the same method as souther fried chicken?in a covered pan so that steam develops?which keeps the meat extremely moist and tender.
A special tip: If the duck isn't being served the day it's cooked, it can be prepared through Step 2 and refrigerated in the rendered duck fat, which protects it nicely for up to 4 days. When ready to serve, transfer the fat to a jar and reheat the duck, skin side down, in a covered skillet over high heat until warmed through; broil to recrisp the skin if necessary. The fat can be refrigerated for up to 2 months and used to saut? potatoes or other vegetables.
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