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Jul 11, 2012 07:24 AM

Chicken fat + Bacon fat + Potatoes = ?

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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  1. 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.

    2 Replies
    1. re: Hank Hanover

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

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

      2 Replies
      1. re: ChiliDude

        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

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

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

          Top w/ bacon before baking.

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