Duck Parmentier

Duck Parmentier
This recipe is very simple to make as everything can be prepared in advance. A layer of duck meat is sandwiched between two layers of potato purée. This is topped with grated cheese before being put in the oven.
79,2814/5 for 16 ratings
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Last modified on: January 27th 2013

For 4 people, you will need:

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Several days in the fridge, protected by food film.

Step by step recipe

Stage 1 - 8 min.
Duck Parmentier : Photo of step #1
Preheat the oven to 430°F (220°C).

Spread a layer of potato purée in the bottom of each ramekin.

Stage 2 - 5 min.
Duck Parmentier : Photo of step #2
Add a layer of duck.

Stage 3 - 5 min.
Duck Parmentier : Photo of step #3
You can add a few small pieces of foie gras if you wish.

Stage 4 - 8 min.
Duck Parmentier : Photo of step #4
Cover with a second layer of potato purée.

Stage 5 - 5 min.
Duck Parmentier : Photo of step #5
Scatter grated cheese over the top and cook in the oven for about 20 minutes...

Stage 6 - 20 min.
Duck Parmentier : Photo of step #6
...until the top is nicely browned.


If you don't have duck, you can use any other poultry meat, but duck has the best flavour. The ultimate is to use duck that has been cooked long and slowly, like five hours poultry.

For the cheese, I recommend Comté or Gruyère, but this is not essential. Your favourite cheese for grating will work just fine.

Nutritional information

Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
2,589 Kcal or 10,840 Kj144 gr138 gr208 gr
129 %55 %13 %31 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
185 Kcal or 775 Kj10 gr10 gr15 gr
9 %4 %1 %2 %
Per person
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
647 Kcal or 2,709 Kj36 gr35 gr52 gr
32 %14 %3 %8 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories or 8400 k-joules by day for a woman (change to a man).

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After Joel Robuchon.

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This recipe uses (among others)
Potato puréePotato purée: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Oxtail Parmentier, Sausage with duchess potatoes and a Mont d'Or fondue , Dauphinoise potatoes with Serano ham, Potato and two ham gratin, Chicken Brussels pie, ... All
ChickenChicken: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Chicken with spinach in a cream sauce , Chicken and mushroom brik rolls, Sautéed chicken with leeks, Chicken with rice and leeks, Tandoori-flavoured chicken with leeks, ... All
Grated cheeseGrated cheese: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Celeriac and mushroom gratin, Chard and potato gratin, Aperitif rolls, Enchiladas, Quick stuffed courgettes, ... All

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