Whenever I roast a duck or prepare duck breast, I render and reserve duck fat for an all-time favorite dish of ours – fingerling potatoes baked in duck fat, served with eggs sunny side up and blue cheese sauce. Needless to say, this produces enough cholesterol to kill a village, and afterward the feast we always embark on a week-long fast. But it's worth it. —QueenSashy
What You'll Need
teeny tiny potatoes, baby potatoes or fingerling potatoes
blue cheese, crumbled
dry white wine
Salt and pepper
Preheat the oven to 425ºF. Wash potatoes and pat dry. Place in a large baking dish in a single layer. Spoon the duck fat over the potatoes, season with salt and pepper, and toss to coat. Bake for about 35 minutes, until golden and crispy.
While potatoes are baking prepare the blue cheese sauce. In a small saucepan simmer the wine over medium heat until reduced to about 1/3 of its original volume. Add the heavy cream and simmer for another 5-10 minutes, until the sauce is thick. Reduce the heat to low and slowly melt in the cheese. Whisk for another minute or two, until the sauce is even and thick. Let it stand for about 5 minutes.
Prepare the eggs sunny side up, season with salt and transfer to individual plates. Spoon the potatoes and drizzle with the sauce. Serve immediately.
Aleksandra aka QueenSashy is a scientist by day, and cook, photographer and doodler by night. When she is not writing code and formulas, she blogs about food, life and everything in between on her blog, Three Little Halves. Three Little Halves was nominated for 2015 James Beard Awards and the finalist for 2014 Saveur Best Food Blog Awards. Aleksandra lives in New York City with her other two halves, Miss Pain and Dr. V.