"This is an all-time favorite dish in my husband's family. At every occasion it's there...from the first taste to the last, I love it. The more pineapple you add, the tastier the dish! It will taste slightly salty and sweet."
Place duck on a work surface. Coat skin with salt and fill the cavity with lemon grass. Transfer duck to a pot and cover with water. Add onions and garlic; boil until meat is tender, about 1 hour 15 minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the thigh, near the bone, should read 165 degrees F (74 degrees C).
Let duck cool, 15 to 20 minutes. Carve.
Heat oil in a deep-fryer or large saucepan to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Deep-fry the duck meat until crispy and brown, 8 to 10 minutes. Fry the potatoes until golden brown, about 5 minutes.
Layer the duck, pineapple juice, soda, evaporated milk, potatoes, and pineapple chunks, in this particular order, in a large saucepan. Simmer until sauce is slightly thickened, 12 to 15 minutes. Season with salt.
Instead of duck you can use chicken to reduce time and effort in boiling the poultry meat.
You can add also a carrot as an additional ingredient.
Instead of a saucepan, you can also layer the ingredients in a casserole dish and broil briefly in order to simmer the mixture.
We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. Amount will vary depending on cooking time and temperature, ingredient density, and specific type of oil used.
Per Serving: 313 calories;16.1 g fat;
36.2 g carbohydrates;
7.9 g protein;
26 mg cholesterol;
1827 mg sodium.