Recipe: Chinese duck pancakes

By Grant Allen

Guests will enjoy making their own Chinese duck pancakes. Photo / Janna Dixon
Guests will enjoy making their own Chinese duck pancakes. Photo / Janna Dixon

Buying a ready-cooked duck from a Chinese market can make for easy entertaining. It is also economical and you will get a product that is almost impossible to replicate in the home kitchen. These ducks are cooked hanging in the oven and basted with delicious marinades. Along with the duck, buy some duck pancakes. Again, you will never be able to make these as perfectly unless you were born to it. Buy a jar of hoisin sauce and pick up a cucumber and a bunch of spring onions.

The simplest way to serve is to shred the duck off the bone and put into a serving bowl.

Finely slice the cucumber and spring onions into long pieces and put these into bowls.

Put out a bowl of hoisin.

Now stand back and let your friends make their own pancakes.

Tell them to put a few bits of spring onion, cucumber and duck down the centre of the pancake, dab on some hoisin and roll up .

I promise these will be a hit!

- Herald on Sunday

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