Thursday, September 11, 2008

Duck Fat Potatoes



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Here's that lovely, white, pure duck fat that you know and love.



Add that to potatoes...


...and you have DUCK FAT POTATOES!!!



Oops, I meant, shout-from-the-rooftop
DUCK FAT POTATOES!!!!!!!!!!!



We used both kinds of potatoes. (Well, the purple ones were an afterthought. So I had to fry them after the original batch.)

This is even easier than french fries. I cut the potatoes into cube-like pieces and threw them into the hot duck fat. I kept the heat on medium/med-high and stirred occasionally, waiting until the potato cubes were crisp and golden. I didn't even really need to watch over them!



bubbly

They were so not enough.


golden in the sunlight


kissed with grains of salt





Is this not the quintessential dish for a Potato Ho (and a Potato Ho-Down)?



We, Sherli Hon Dory, are submitting this to Potato Ho-Down, hosted this month by Diane of Asthmagirl Cooks!

The round-up should appear sometime after September 17.




$5 Utility Duck Series
All the following made from one duck!
Duck Breast with Pomegranate-Chipotle Glaze and Guava-Jalapeño Salad
Duck (Interim)
Roast Duck Legs with Cabbage-Portobello Pappardelle
Duck Fat Potatoes
Duck Tortellini in Brodo

Other [eatingclub] vancouver Duck dishes:
Duck Shepherd's Pie, or "Duck Coop Pie"
Duck and Orange Crêpes with Orange-White Wine Sauce
Duck Stock Risotto with Portobello & Chard, with Hazelnut Gremolata
Shredded Duck and Rice Noodle Soup
Duck Enchiladas with Chipotle Peanut Salsa

Our previous Potato Ho-Down dishes:
Faux Kamote-Que
Duck Fat Potatoes
Potato Cornmeal Foccacia
Potatoes Simmered in Miso
Moroccan Chicken Tagine

38 comments:

  1. ooh, my arteries are quivering!!

    looks delicious, if slightly wicked!

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  2. Aaaaahhhh I could eat the whole bowl!!! Never cooked with duck's fat but I can imagine how tasty they were and those grains of sea salt.... Oooooh delicious and simple :D

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  3. The cholesterol! The Cholesterol! Arrrg!!! Wicked temptation! :)

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  4. gosh, I love everything you guys eat! The salad below but these potatoes are heaven.

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  5. Oh lord, this is one heart attack waiting to happen - but it looks damn good!

    -DTW
    www.everydaycookin.blogspot.com

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  6. That looks so good! Seriously, there is no better fat than duck fat :)

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  7. Kristin at The Kitchen SinkSeptember 11, 2008 7:25 AM

    Who knew that duck fat was so beautiful? The potatoes look and sound absolutely delicious.

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  8. This is beautiful! And to think my husband skeeved the first time he saw duck fat for sale in the store....

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  9. I have did & gone to heaven! I can't believe you didn't invite me over to eat those!

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  10. The best in frying...duck fat rules!

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  11. My heart beat it's last just looking at these lovelies! But the rest of me might just hang around until they're all eaten!! :)

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  12. I was wondering when the duck fat would make it's presence! Yeah for duck fat!

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  13. This is just too fantastic.
    Ah, to throw caution to the wind for a bowlful of these!

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  14. I think this is the best Ho-down recipe ever! Wow, yum...I bow down to you!

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  15. duck fat makes the world go 'round. :) great ho down entry, to be sure!

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  16. That is some serious FAT and some serious potatoes ... dang, it makes me crave fat fried foods. I'm a fan of bacon grease and used to keep a jar in the fridge for frying up potatoes like this ... or for popping corn ... or for making cornbread ... mmmm, animal fat is tasty :-) I haven't used duckie fat but can imagine it's wickedly good!

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  17. All fries should be done in duck fat. There's this one hot dog place in Chicago that serves duck fat fries on the weekend. There's usually a 1 hour wait.

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  18. Hells yeah! Bring on the duck fat potatoes!

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  19. I already deep-fry enough. I don't want to go to hell for using duck fat, too. Because just my luck...that's exactly what would happen

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  20. Duck Fat ... Really? I would have never thought of frying potatoes in duck fat! Was the flavor stronger or was it the same a regular oil? Great idea!

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  21. Aren't these the best!! I started making them after taking a French Cooking class last year - so good!!!! I also like to use celery root.

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  22. Those are awesome! I even have some reserved duck fat for just such an occasion...

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  23. I always roast mine, but yours look even better!

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  24. That looks so good. Amazingly wicked indeed!

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  25. I totally giggle at Potato Ho. I'm such a child.

    Oh, and I would totally take the heart attack that came with just to try these. They look amazing.

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  26. That is ever so scrumptious! They look gorgeous! I love the taste it gives to the potatoes!

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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  27. Oh no you didn't! :-)
    This is the only real love there is... duck fat love.

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  28. Duck fat is so fabulous. What a wonderful dish!

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  29. Yes, finally, the duck fat potatoes make their appearance! How could we not?

    Núria:
    You should, you should! And I think the best is to cook potatoes in it. =)

    Allen of EOL:
    Wow, how much bacon does it take to have a COLLECTION of bacon fat?!! ;)

    Jude:
    Whoa! ONE HOUR!!?! Have you waited that long personally?

    chuck:
    Duck fat has an aroma all its own. Definitely not like vegetable oil. Smells heavenly; tastes great too. =)

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  30. Not that's a plan... Everyone always roasts potatoes in duck fat in the oven but I love the idea of doing them on the stove. Definitely going to try this.

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  31. Oh my, oh my, oh my! You had me at duck fat, but two types of potatoes AND course salt... dreamy. Simply dreamy.

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  32. yes, while duck fat is the best for frying potatoes, it's not always a handy ingredient.

    A good substitute:

    When I roast chicken, I strain off the fat and refrigerate it. I usually use rosemary to roast the chicken so the fat is tinged with that lovely herb. I have used this fabulous fat for potatoes.

    And memorable they were....

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