Duck Leg With Sweet Potato Mash
Super-tender duck meat and smooth sweet potato mash are a great combo for special occasions. The latter’s mild sweetness and the juicy duck cooked with ham and flavored with herbs and lemon zest would be better described as marvelous.
Ingredients Needed for Duck Leg With Sweet Potato Mash
For the duck:
1 tablespoon olive oil
3 ounces of ham, cubed
1 large duck leg
1 medium red onion, diced
3 fresh thyme sprigs
3 fresh rosemary sprigs
1 cup white wine
⅓ cup water
1 teaspoon lime zest
2 garlic cloves
For the sweet potato:
1 large sweet potato, cubed
2 teaspoons of olive oil
2 fresh thyme sprigs
1 tablespoon butter
1 tablespoon heavy cream
2 teaspoons of chives, chopped
How to Make Duck Leg With Sweet Potato Mash
- For the duck:
Heat the oil in a pot over medium heat. Add the ham and stir for 1 minute.
- Place the duck leg on the work surface and score it using a knife. Add it to the pot and season with salt and pepper. Add the red onion and stir for 30 seconds.
- Keep adding the thyme, rosemary, white wine, water, and lime zest. You can add more pepper if you want. Cover with the lid and simmer for 90 minutes. Toss in the garlic, too.
- For the sweet potato:
Add the sweet potato to a bowl. Drizzle them with the olive oil, season with salt and pepper, and add the thyme. Roast for 35 minutes at 400⁰F/200⁰C.
- Transfer them to a bowl and mash them. Add the butter, heavy cream, and chives. Season with salt pepper and mix until even using a fork. Set aside.
- Place the cooked duck leg on your work surface and shred it using a fork. Serve it on a bed of sweet potato mash.