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Uses for duck fat

I've made croutons and fries already. Any fun and yummy alternatives?

asked by Sweets almost 3 years ago
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added almost 3 years ago

Braise potatoes in it! Delicious

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added almost 3 years ago

Oh, you can use it for anything! Warm salad dressings (simple vinagrettes), rubbed under and on chicken skin before roasting, or - my favorite- as the replacement for 1/2 the fat in savory pastry. Delicious!

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added almost 3 years ago

Great idea! I never thought to use it in a pastry!! I was planning on making a steak and ale pie this weekend!

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pierino

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added almost 3 years ago

Lucky you. I've been on a duck binge lately. Excellent for sautes as in the potatoes mentioned above. You can also use it to confit other duck parts like legs.

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luvcookbooks

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added almost 3 years ago

Latkes fried in duck fat!

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This will sound crazy, but a few years ago I was at a small restaurant in western Ukraine and we asked for some bread and butter to start our meal. The bread came with a pot of what looked like lard. It was, and loaded with chopped garlic. You spread it on the bread and have (cold) garlic bread. We ate the whole thing ! It makes me wonder about taking some duck fat from the fridge (still hard) and putting some garlic in it, spread on baguette slices and eat cold, or toast and have warm. Crazy ? Probably - but delicious.

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added almost 3 years ago

Cook potatoes&veges in it. Or confit some pork belly or duck or chicken in it, amazing.

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added almost 3 years ago

Hopefully you also preserved the duck's liver? Take 3tbs of duck fat, saute 1 shallot with some thyme, add duck liver cut into 4 pieces and cook til no longer pink. Transfer contents to blender, add 1 tsp Cognac and whir to a puree. Eat on toast.

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added almost 3 years ago

Fry a steak in it or finish off a steak in an iron skillet over high heat!!! Yum

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Add to non beef or non seafood soups, and cooked dry beans (pinto, white, etc), multigrain pilafs (a few spoons), risotto,roasted smashed baby potatoes, hash,in place of mayo on some sandwiches, haricots verts, roasted veggies.soft scrambled eggs, grits and polenta.

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pierino

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added almost 3 years ago

I was reminded that my favorite hot dog place in the entire country, Hot Doug's on Chicago's Northside (they call themselves an "emporium of encased meats") has a thing they call "Duck Fat Friday". They cook their fries in duck fat! Outrageously delicious.

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added almost 3 years ago

To insulate ducks.