Succulent Peking Duck with Home Made Chinese Pancakes
I have been wanting to make this recipe for a very long time. I researched it also for a long time, as it is not a recipe I could just throw things together!
I came up with many variations on recipes I researched, and combined them to work out which one would be best.
It took many hours to make, and when I finally sat down to eat these paper thin pancakes wrapped around crispy duck skin, spring onions, cucumber, and hoisin sauce, I did not mind all the work I had done, as they were just so very good.
However, to make this you do need a lot of patience and like creating food. It even took me an hour of driving round as I wanted a fresh duck and not one that had been frozen.
This is possibly one of the most time consuming dishes I have ever made, however well worth the effort. I had previously eaten 5 pancakes for $20 at a restaurant and by making it myself, I got the whole duck for around $16 and 22 pancakes, plus the rest of the succulent duck meat. You then also have the gravy which makes the best roast potatoes, and duck is a poultry that can be re heated without it drying out.
Preparation Time: Almost 2 hours plus 24 hours in fridge
Cooking Time: 90 minutes
Makes: About 22 pancakes
For the duck
1 fresh duck - if frozen, will need 2 days to defrost in fridge
¼ cup [link http://reviewclue.com.au/maltose-syrup-imported-by-vihenthi-co/ Maltose] -available at Asian stores
2 tsp soy sauce
2 tsp baking powder
2 tbsp salt
2 cups plain flour
2/3 cup boiling water
1 Lebanese cucumber
Bunch of spring onions
For the duck
Be careful not to break the skin
If you cannot get maltose use honey though this will make it a bit sweeter
For the pancakes
Cover the wings and feet with foil to prevent burning
Keep these covered with damp paper or towel while you work with them
Do this with your fingers as a brush puts too much on
You could also put a bit of duck meat in as well
Eating with fingers is a MUST
You now have another meal or two with the duck meat!
227072 - 2023-07-17 10:18:38