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Thu May 31, 2018, 09:37 AM

Duck fat fried potatoes!

This was a hard video to edit, because I kept drooling on my keyboard! This technique for fried potatoes results in amazing crispy outsides and super fluffy insides, but it does take some time! You need to boil the potatoes first, then shock and chill them before you cut them and fry them. Also, you need a good polyunsaturated fat like duck fat or beef fat (bacon fat or lard doesn't work quite as well!) but they are amazingly delicious.

Duck fat isn't for sale everywhere, but if you have a decent butcher anywhere nearby, you should be able to get either duck fat or beef fat. The nice thing about this technique is that almost all of the fat is recovered after the frying, and can be used again if you manage to remove most of the little bits of fried stuff left behind. The seasoning is all up to you, of course. Salt and pepper right after they leave the pan is important, but if you want to spice them up with a little thyme or oregano, maybe some grated parmesan or some chili flakes. It's all up to you.

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Saviolo May 2018 OP
Bayard May 2018 #1
Saviolo May 2018 #2
yellerpup May 2018 #3
Saviolo May 2018 #4
yellerpup May 2018 #5
Laura PourMeADrink May 2018 #6

Response to Saviolo (Original post)

Thu May 31, 2018, 11:45 AM

1. My ducks veto'd this idea

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Response to Bayard (Reply #1)

Thu May 31, 2018, 11:51 AM

2. Beef tallow is a suitable substitution!

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Response to Saviolo (Original post)

Thu May 31, 2018, 01:34 PM

3. I love these fries.

I've never bought duck fat, but have always used the freshly rendered fat that comes with roasting a duck. Duck fat stores well in the freezer. I never make 'ducky fries' to serve with duck, because that would be Too Much.

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Response to yellerpup (Reply #3)

Thu May 31, 2018, 02:16 PM

4. Yes, we store it in the freezer, as well.

And it can go through several uses before it starts getting any "off" aromas, so long as you manage to keep MOST of the bits out of it There thankfully a few really excellent butchers around us that sell duck fat.

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Response to Saviolo (Reply #4)

Thu May 31, 2018, 02:20 PM

5. Lucky you.

Now that we live in Oklahoma, ducks are rare and expensive. I miss NY.

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Response to Saviolo (Original post)

Thu May 31, 2018, 11:49 PM

6. Not true. My grocery had it in a jar ( along with pork fat)

For the longest time...but not there last time I looked and I have been meaning to tell them to bring it back. Check in your store.. possibly by oils.

It is fantastic. A number of years ago...went to Emeril's in Nola and that's exactly how he cooked his potatoes. He's a genius with flavor and they were out of this world.

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