Duck Leg Recipes with Potatoes

Easy duck recipes

From duck confit and Chinese-style feasts to Thai roast duck curry and vibrant salads, try our ideas for entertaining and family gatherings

Looking for duck recipes? This rich versatile bird works in salads (see our ideas below including duck salad with pineapple), entertaining dishes such as duck breast with sour cherry sauce, and also served whole as a great alternative to your Sunday roast. Try our impressive Chinese duck recipe ideas to serves as part of a banquet, or classic duck confit with crispy potatoes. 


Duck breast recipes

Duck Penang curry

Our super simple penang curry is packed with punchy flavour. This recipe serves six and can easily be frozen, so get ahead and make in advance for a weekend with friends.

Roast duck breast with fried potatoes

Try this sumptuous duck recipe from littlefrench, an intimate neighbourhood restaurant in Bristol serving regional French recipes, perfect when entertaining guests.

Hoisin duck

Rustle up this sticky hoisin duck with fluffy vegetable fried rice for a speedy weeknight dinner for two – it can be ready and on the table in 25 minutes.

Roast duck with sour cherry sauce

This recipe for roast duck with cranberry and sour cherry sauce is a great entertaining dish as it looks and tastes impressive but is easy to make and ready in under an hour

Duck and chicken terrine with sour cherry

This terrine makes the perfect make-ahead starter for a dinner party.

Roast duck with bhel puri salad

Pair roasted duck breasts with an Indian street food-inspired salad instead of ordering a takeaway. With a coconut relish on the side this is a dish to impress while still being easy to create.

Duck salad with mango and watercress

This fresh, flavourful duck, mango and watercress salad is ready in just 30 minutes and is under 500 calories – perfect for a midweek meal.

Duck stir-fry with ginger and greens

Duck is easy to get right in this Asian stir fry with punchy ginger and pak choi. It’s easy to make and super healthy – under 300 calories. Plus, it only takes 15 minutes to make.

Duck with Spanish greens

Our duck with Spanish greens recipe is a quick and easy meal for two that packs in lots of flavour.

Duck and shallots au vin

This is a great winter celebratory meal and the grapes add a sweetness to the duck – a delicious alternative to your Sunday roast beef.

Duck rolls with mango

Add an Asian twist to your drinks party with our easy recipe for duck and mango rice paper rolls, ready in just half an hour.

Duck leg recipes

Duck and peanut salad with pineapple

Crispy shredded duck with juicy pineapple and crunchy peanuts, a simple salad packed with plenty of flavour for a moreish weekend lunch.

Duck samosas

Our impressive samosa recipe is packed with tender duck, wrapped in super flaky pastry and served with a fresh coriander chutney – perfect for entertaining over the festive season.

Roast duck legs with crispy potatoes

Check out our indulgent roast duck legs with super crispy potatoes and spiced cherry sauce. You can scale this up or down, with one leg and 200-250g of potatoes per person – the perfect way to entertain guests.

Duck Leg Recipes with Potatoes

Crispy duck pancakes

Tangy peach sauce makes a great, simple twist to classic crispy duck pancakes. It’s so much more satisfying than calling a takeaway.

Duck confit hash and chilli-fried egg

Want more exciting brunch recipes? Why not try our easy duck confit hash with punchy chilli-fried eggs.

Duck leg with haricot beans

The Falcon’s hearty country cooking makes for perfect homemade comfort food – try this crispy duck dish from the Herefordshire restaurant. Keep the left-over duck fat from the confit to make roast potatoes.

Sticky duck with cucumber and spring onion salad

This recipe for sticky duck with cucumber and spring onion salad takes a little extra time but is easy to make and under 500 calories, so it’s great for midweek.

Duck rillettes

This classic French recipe is like a paté but with shredded duck, packed into a terrine. Serve with a green salad.

Thai roast red duck curry

This Thai roast red duck curry is full of fresh flavours. It looks impressive on the table, but buying the curry paste ready-made makes this a really easy dinner.

Easy duck confit

This easy duck confit recipe is a quicker, healthier version of a French classic. Follow our recipe to impress friends with restaurant quality duck confit.

Duck congee

Found all over Asia, congee is essentially a comforting bowl of rice porridge. Traditionally it’s just the rice and it’s kind of soupy, but this recipe uses chicken stock to cook the rice and serves it with duck confit.

Whole duck recipes

Five-spice roast duck with clementines and port

This easy five-spice duck is a great roast for when there’s just a few of you for dinner. It feels celebratory to bring out a whole roast bird to the table and the clementines and spices will make the kitchen smell really festive.

Roast duck with layered potato cake

Get your friends over and serve up a feast of juicy roast duck, duck fat potatoes and a vibrant spring salad for ultimate the entertaining menu.

Crispy duck salad with hoisin dressing

Make our duck salad with mango and sugar snap peas, tossed in a ginger, sesame and hoisin sauce dressing. This vibrant salad is ready in under an hour.

Roast duck with dumplings

Try this for an alternative to your Sunday roast. The lavender honey is subtly floral but not overpowering, and is used as a glaze. The dumplings, resembling a light gnocchi, are a lighter alternative to traditional roast potatoes.

Roast Duck With Lavender Honey and Dumplings

Roast duck with plums and star anise

With crispy skin and melt-in-the-mouth duck served with rich plums, this recipe with star anise makes for a perfect Sunday roast.

Slow-roast duck with sweet tamarind

This tender and sticky duck serves four and would make for a great centre pieces for a casual dinner party. Get everyone involved and carve this one on the table before you serve it up with basmati rice and pak choy.

Duck cooked like a pig

Slow-cook the duck until meltingly tender and full of flavour from the Italian fennel and pancetta. It takes a while in the oven but the prep is so easy and you can put your feet up while it cooks.

Chinese duck recipes

Peking-style duck pancakes with mole sauce

This Chinese-Mexican hybrid is popular in America. It’s easy to make but packs a flavour punch.

Duck gyoza

Gyoza, also known as jiaozi, are Chinese dumplings often containing a meat or vegetable filling. Accompanied by a homemade dipping sauce, it’s the perfect dish to entertain friends and ring in the Chinese New Year.