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Fries Cooked In Duck Fat

isadorasmama Mar 24, 2010 01:59 PM

I'm looking for a family-friendly restaurant in the city where they use duck fat (lard would also be acceptable, naturally) to fry potatoes. Does such a place exist?

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    bonappetite RE: isadorasmama Mar 24, 2010 06:36 PM

    I read awhile ago that DiBruno Bros. in Comcat center has fries in duckfat ---not a restaurant, but food court, but very family friendly and near city hall....etc.....

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      bonappetite RE: isadorasmama Mar 24, 2010 06:38 PM

      and should add, a litle nicer than your everyday food court

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        jaba RE: isadorasmama Mar 24, 2010 07:24 PM

        the potatoes at Paesano's are cooked in duck fat and covered in cheese.

        Village Whiskey (not quite family friendly) also has duck-fat fries.

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          barryg RE: jaba Mar 24, 2010 08:25 PM

          Are you sure they use duck fat at Paesano's? They say they are made with "all the fat and flavor we can muster." I figured they just used whatever drippings they had from their roast pork and the other meats they cook. They don't serve any duck (that I know of). The potatoes are deliciously fatty and flavorful in any case, and to clarify they are not drenched in cheese like cheese fries would be but have a generous, fine grating of Parmasan or similar cheese.

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            jaba RE: barryg Mar 24, 2010 09:11 PM

            I absolutely could be wrong - I swear I read that somewhere, but a google search of "Paesano's and duck fat" gives me this, which is far from official:

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            isadorasmama RE: jaba Mar 26, 2010 07:40 AM

            OMG re: Village Whiskey. DING DING DING!
            That menu looks amazing...pickles, hamburgers using sustainable beef, and holy moly...short ribs and fries!!!
            Not to mention the beverages....

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              Buckethead RE: isadorasmama Mar 26, 2010 08:26 AM

              VW is not family friendly, it's very small and usually packed. If you can get there during the lull between lunch and dinner on a weekday you should be OK.

          3. pikawicca RE: isadorasmama Mar 24, 2010 07:33 PM

            I fried potatoes in duck fat for dinner tonight. I've never had them as good at a restaurant. Easy, peasy.

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              TeamPhilly RE: isadorasmama Mar 25, 2010 09:34 AM

              Try Bistro 7. They are known for their fries made in duck fat. It's a little place on Old City. Should be family friendly because it's fun and noisy.

              7 North 3rd Street
              Philadelphia, PA 19106-4506
              (215) 931-1560

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                isadorasmama RE: TeamPhilly Mar 26, 2010 07:37 AM

                I've been wanting to go there. How's the rest of the menu?

              2. Den RE: isadorasmama Mar 25, 2010 12:31 PM

                Ok, what does duck fat do that the other bad stuff doesn't?

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                  barryg RE: Den Mar 25, 2010 01:06 PM

                  Don't know if the OP is interested in anything besides flavor, but there is a school of thought that industrially processed vegetable oils cause health problems, especially when heated to high temperature, and that natural saturated fats are more nutritious and less detrimental. Lard and animal fats also taste much better :).

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                    isadorasmama RE: barryg Mar 26, 2010 07:37 AM

                    Definitely interested and ITA :)

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                    hotspur RE: Den Mar 25, 2010 04:42 PM

                    Taste Much Better! ;)

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