Sunday, 15 March 2015

Duck Fat Potatoes

Carole's Chatter: Duck Fat Potatoes

I have often read recipes and articles that sing the praises of Duck Fat Potatoes so I decided to do some myself.  I found duck fat for sale in the supermarket – and it wasn't even that expensive.

So how did I do it.  First I cut up the potatoes and then brought them to the boil – staring with cold salted water.

After they have almost cooked, rinse the potatoes with cold water and drain them and put them into the fridge to chill (the freezer if you want to do it quickly).

Then heat your oven up to hot and pop your duck fat into the roasting pan into the oven so that it gets nice and hot – the good thing about duck fat is that it has a high smoke point.

Then toss your potatoes in the fat – carefully and using oven gloves to protect your hands.  I added salt and pepper and a touch of turmeric (for colour not taste).

The meat in the pic is lamb spare ribs which were marinated by the butcher in Whitianga – very nice they were too – but I can't claim any credit for that.


  1. Haha! You lost me at 'duck fat!' I don't seem to have any on hand at the moment! Like I have NEVER had any at ALL!!! I love your recipes!!!

  2. I've had duck fat french fries which were really good, but never roasted potatoes. I don't think our grocer carries it on a regular basis.

  3. OMG duck fat potatoes now you're talking my language great recipe and thanks for your comment on my Beer Drunken Potatoes recipe. Have a great weekend!

  4. I've never had any potatoes in duck fat ... I doubt I could get it around here. I have lamb ribs in the freezer though!

  5. I've never cooked potatoes in duck fat either, it sounds like I have been missing something.

  6. I make duck fat potatoes all the time. Which reminds me, I have to buy more duck fat because I used up the last jar already. I never chill the potatoes and I don't heat the duck fat up. Instead, after boiling the peeled and quartered potatoes for 15 minutes, I drain completely and return to the pot. Add duck fat and salt and give it a good shake. The cooked potatoes will fluff up. Tip the into a tray and bake for 30 minutes until golden and crispy.


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