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Jan 2, 2007 07:02 PM

Uses for Duck Fat

Hello all,

After enjoying my delicious Duck on New Year's I am have been left with a most plesant container of duck fat.

But what to do with it?

Any suggestions?


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  1. Frying potatoes or onions would be great. I am sure there are many other uses, those two come to mind. Or mushrooms.

    1. I think the best use is to fry potatoes - it crisps them very nicely.
      edit: A blend of olive oil and duck fat will fry anything nicely, and duck fat can be used as the shortening in biscuits - VERY good for that, but still blend with half butter for flavor. I reserve mine for potatoes, sometimes eggplant (with olive oil) as do many chefs, because it's not cheap, and that's where it excels.
      The other traditional use is to make duck confit, which takes quite a bit of duck fat. But oh, it's good... If you want to try that and are short of the duck fat, you can break tradition and extend with olive oil.

        1. Deep frying won tons

          Pan fried dumplings (or guo-tei)

          1. Make popcorn. You won't believe how amazing it is (especially if you have any artisinal salts like truffle salt...)

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            1. re: Carrie 218

              I have a lovely jar of truffle salt and I just received a rack of 8 different salts from around the world!

              This sounds fabulous!