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Oct 10, 2007 10:19 AM

Giving duck fat as holiday gifts: how to package?

So I'm about to come into a lot—and I mean a lot—of duck fat, and I'm thinking maybe I could repackage it as Christmas gifts (you know, with a basket of potatoes or something, because I'm a class act). How would you do this? Portion it into little tins or other containers? It should be an airtight seal, right? Any ideas where to find appropriate containers? Could I use little half-pint canning jars? These should then be frozen, right? I just don't want 7 pounds of good fat to go to waste! Is this the right board for this topic?

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  1. As much as I like duck fat, I think it would be a bit odd to receive a jar of fat and some potatoes as a Christmas gift. I could be in the minority though.

    I personally would give the fat away to friends, not as Christmas gifts but just for the sake of sharing.

    1. I'm w/ boogiebaby, i'm not too sure how appealing a gift of duck fat would be. more appealing would be a) make something with it and give THIS away as a gift or b) make some thing with it and make that the focal point of the holiday dinner/party you have and host everyone to enjoy it thus killing two birds (no pun intended) w/ one party, gift and use of duck maybe three birds...

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      1. re: aussiewonder

        I agree with boogiebaby and aussiewonder. I love duck fat, but think it would be a bit strange. But you know your friends and family better than we do. If you're looking for containers, you may want to check this site:

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        1. Sounds yummy. May I have some, please?

          1. I recently made duck gizzards confit packed in a lot of fat, which is then reusable. How about making a batch of duck, rabbit, goose, or other confit and pack it with plenty of the fat in a nice ceramic crock. Then advise that the duck fat can be used again.