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Chicken fat + Bacon fat + Potatoes = ?

joonjoon Jul 11, 2012 07:24 AM

Hey everyone,

I have a ton of chicken and bacon fat I've been saving. I want to use them to make some kind of potato dish. Any suggestions?

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    joonjoon Jul 12, 2012 08:38 AM

    So this is what I did with the potatoes and bacon/chicken fat yesterday...they were probably the BEST POTATOES I'VE EVER HAD.

    I steamed the potatoes until they were soft, and smashed them into pieces. Poured all of the bacon/chicken fat into a pan and fried the potatoes right in the fat until they got super crisp. Made a spicy mayo (mayo, sambal, shallots, scallions) to top the potatoes. It was freaking amazing.

    Thank you everyone for your suggestions!

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    1. re: joonjoon
      julesrules Jul 12, 2012 07:55 PM

      Oh your spicy mayo really takes it over the top, love it! And also have both types of fat in the fridge :)

    2. ipsedixit Jul 11, 2012 09:49 PM

      Mashed potatoes with bacon fat is awesome.

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      1. re: ipsedixit
        pinehurst Jul 12, 2012 07:21 AM


      2. zuklaak Jul 11, 2012 04:32 PM


        1. JungMann Jul 11, 2012 10:36 AM

          Caramelize onions in your chicken fat. Add to grated and drained potatoes, eggs and binder. Fry latkes in bacon fat. Trayf but geshmak.

          1. chowser Jul 11, 2012 09:49 AM

            I'd just do bacon fat with this but use it for crash hot potatoes.


            Top w/ bacon before baking.

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              ChiliDude Jul 11, 2012 08:22 AM

              Sorry, but it sounds like a heart attack about to happen.

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              1. re: ChiliDude
                sunshine842 Jul 11, 2012 08:29 AM

                Not if it's a treat as a component of an otherwise healthy diet.

                Potatoes simply roasted in chicken fat are a treat.

                1. re: ChiliDude
                  Hank Hanover Jul 11, 2012 02:04 PM

                  The recipe for boulangerie potatoes or the concept of frying potatoes in bacon fat? :-)

                2. Hank Hanover Jul 11, 2012 07:31 AM

                  I would think you could make Boulangerie Potatoes. Just use bacon and chicken fat instead of rendering bacon that is called for in the recipe.

                  Boulangerie Potatoes


                  1/4 pound bacon
                  2 large onions, cut in half then sliced
                  salt and black pepper
                  2 tablespoons fresh thyme leaves
                  1 3/4 pounds Idaho potatoes, peeled
                  1 cup chicken stock, warm
                  2 tablespoons butter


                  Heat the oven to 325°F. Cut the bacon into thin strips about 2 inches long. Cook the bacon over medium heat in a large skillet until rendered but not yet crisp, about 2 min. Add the onions, salt, and pepper and cook, stirring frequently, until the onions begin to soften, about 5 min. Add half the thyme leaves and cook, stirring frequently until the onions are tender about 5 min. more.

                  Cover the bottom of a medium baking dish with the onion mixture. Slice the potatoes very thin. Arrange some, slightly overlapping, in rows over the onions. Pour the stock evenly over the potatoes, then dot .them with butter and sprinkle with salt and pepper and remaining thyme. Cover the pan tightly with aluminum foil and bake for one hour. Remove the foil and continue baking until the potatoes are tender and edges are beginning to crisp, about 45 more minutes. Serve warm.

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                  1. re: Hank Hanover
                    julesrules Jul 11, 2012 11:34 AM

                    Tangential question... Does chicken fat keep indefinitely? I put some in the fridge months ago. Will the nose know?

                    1. re: julesrules
                      Hank Hanover Jul 11, 2012 12:30 PM

                      Your eyes and nose will know.

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