Paleo Duck Confit

This recipe is a variation of Hank Shaw's Easy Duck Confit by This American Bite on behalf of KOL Foods. And a very healthy one at that! It also takes much less time than regular duck confit, which can take days. 


  • 4 KOL Foods pastured, organic-fed, duck legs quarters (each leg makes three sliders)
  • Salt
  • A little oil
  • Pat skin of the duck dry with a paper towel.

Use a pin or sharp knife to pierce the skin of the duck.

Sprinkle generously with salt.
Place the duck in a deep casserole dish or cast iron skillet. Don’t let it overlap too much. 
Allow the duck to become room temperature by letting it sit out for 20 minutes.
Put in the oven at 275 degrees (do not pre-heat the oven, you want the duck to warm with the oven) for two hours, then raise the temperature to 375 degrees and cook for a final 15 minutes.
Remove from the oven, separate the duck fat so you can use it to fry the sweet potatoes.
Allow to cool while you make the sweet potatoes and shred for your sliders.

Tangy Red Cabbage Slaw
  • Half a head of red cabbage, finely chopped
  • 1 carrots, peeled and grated
  • 1/4 cup of apple cider vinegar (this is a staple in my kitchen)
  • 1 tablespoon of local honey (optional – skip for Whole 30)
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 pinch of cayenne pepper
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/4 cup of extra virgin olive oil

Finley chop the cabbage and mix with the shredded carrot.

Combine the remaining ingredients in a mason jar and shake well. Store in the fridge until ready to serve.

Sweet Potato Medallions

  • 4 large sweet potatoes
  • Duck fat

Slice the sweet potato into quarter to half inch slices.

Heat the duck fat to a medium-high heat.

Fry the sweet potatoes for three minutes on each side.

Set on a piece of paper towel to absorb excess oil.