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French fries cooked in Duck fat, rendered beef suet or beef tallow??? Anywhere?

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kevin Jul 24, 2006 09:21 PM

Served anywhere in these parts.

The closet I have found it in the past were the tremendous fries at the Hitching Post in Buelton.

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    deadorinjail Jul 24, 2006 10:33 PM

    The fries at Michaels in Santa Monica are famously cooked in tallow.

    BTW, is that Kevin of Echo Park?

    1. modernist Jul 24, 2006 11:07 PM

      slightly different but aoc and luques do great potatoes roasted in duck fat. crispy and deeply flavored

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        Jack Flash Jul 24, 2006 11:08 PM

        I think that the fries at Campanile might be cooked in beef tallow...but it might only be the fries that come with their steak. I'm really not sure.

        It's worth the drive up to Buellton for those fries, especially with a nice NY cooked over oak and a bottle of the Highliner.

        Oh, and I think the fries at James Beach are also cooked in animal fat of some sort, or at least they used to be.

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          jackattack Jul 25, 2006 02:05 AM

          At Foster's Freeze, I've seen them cooking their hot dogs in the french fryolator. Their fries really are pretty good, you get the good taste 'o pork fat and beef fat in there if you get 'em on a day when they been fryin' up lotsa doggies.

          1. monkuboy Jul 25, 2006 03:48 AM

            After reading some earlier posts about the fries at the Hitcing Post, my wife and I ate there a couple of weeks ago. I have to say that I loved my steak (a fist-shaped perfectly medium, juicy delicious hunk of sirloin, not the usual flattened-out overcooked artificial-looking thing I am used to seeing at so many places) but was disappointed in the fries. They were good and I ate them all up, but I guess I was expecting something more than this. My wife had a chicken breast she raved about but had the rice with it instead of the fries.

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