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Dec 20, 2004 06:06 PM

How long will rendered duck fat keep?

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I've got some left over in the fridge and am wondering how quickly I have to use it up.


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  1. Last a very long time (many months or more), even longer in the freezer (a couple of years at least).

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    1. re: Karl S.

      Yup and yup. I have duck confit in terrine in duck fat from last winter in the fridge (enough prepositions?). Anyway, just made cassoulet with some of the year old confit/fat last week and I'm still alive.

      1. re: SteveT

        I just roasted two ducks yesterday for my holiday gala, and the vertical roasting rendered off a lot of beautiful fat. I was wondering if it would last til Christmas, so that I can make some potato pancakes and fry them in it, as part of my Swedish Xmas-Eve dinner. No worries, it appears. Most excellent.

        God Jul!

        1. re: peg

          One of my favorite "leftover-ish" things is to cook scrambled eggs in the rendered duck fat that is left over from searing foie gras. OH SO GOOD!!!