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Jul 30, 2013 06:20 AM

Duck fat in Bergen county

I live in Tenafly and wondering if any of you know a place that might carry duck fat in my area.

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    If I can recall correctly, the A & P in Fort Lee carried it.

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    1. re: fourunder

      Really? interesting...thanks, i will definitely check them out.

      1. re: Monica

        I know they carry the Poussin, Chicken and Duck as regular items as I have purchased there.....perhaps a call the the Meat department will tell you if they could special order it for you if it is not a regular item.

          1. re: Monica

            Stuffed with a chicken mousse/forcemeat...or pork sausage then roasted is my preferred method. Haven't made it in a while, so an online recipe from D'Artagnan may be more resourceful...or simply roasted with kosher salt, Fresh Cracked Peppers and Fresh Marjoram, or other herbs..

            Learned it from Brian Whitman who worked at Montrachet.

            1. re: fourunder

              if you roast it, what tempt do you set at?

              I wonder if it should be different than roasting chicken.

              btw, have you ever been to Jerry's gourmet in Englewood?
              I went to look for the duck fat there hoping they'd carry it...i aked the guy and he goes, duck what???

              I did get a nice package of President brand butter from there for $2!! It tastes pretty darn rich and good!

              1. re: Monica

                In general, I don't like the high heat method for poultry over four pounds, as I find the results I like to use 375* to cook through and then high heat to crisp the skin.... so regardless how many enjoy the Keller or Zumi method, it does not work for me in some instances unless I can find a bird at 3.5 pounds or under.

                I roast Poussin or Cornish Hens @ 425*...45/60 minutes....always trussed, not spatchcocked, and usually four in a Brazier pan....never in a ceramic or glass roaster. I may add wine or broth...but I always cook the vegetables separately.

                Yes I have been to Jerry's....I like the store very much and do not have the same opinions as the others who find it dirty and selling outdated products. I have never experienced that myself.

                I can be pretty ignorant about many areas of food don't hold it against the non duck fat guy....: 0)

                1. re: fourunder

                  I don't know about dirty but it does sometimes sell outdated products...which I have bought a few times but that's's a small place and it's not so easy to check all the products. I love the store! Their homemade desserts aren't so bad either.

                  I usually use Keller's method which seems to work for me...even my 5 yr old goes crazy over it. I think kosher chicken makes the best roasted chicken.

                  1. re: Monica

                    I love the shrine to cheese in the back of the store...

      2. re: fourunder

        Also, Goffle Farms in Hawthorne sells duck fat as well as a few other Dartagnan products.

      3. Have you called fairway? If you're in the city, I know that Eataly sells it...

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        1. re: Curlz

          Fairway in Paramus sells it. I saw it on Monday there.

        2. The Fresh Market in Montvale, on Chestnut Ridge Road has it. I think I've seen it occasionally at Kings Supermarket in Hillsdale too in the section where they sell D'Artagnan products. I always save duck fat when I roast a duck. I recently tried one of their Rohan ducks to roast. It was delicious!

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          1. re: agnesrob

            I cook a lot and love duck but I have never attempted to cook a whole duck...don't know do you cook it?
            I see a frozen peking duck in supermarkets...will it be good?

            As for the duck fat, There is a Kings supermarket in Cresskill. I should give them a try first.
            What is this Fresh market in Montvale? Is it worth the 30 min trip?

            1. re: Monica

              Just Google the 5 hour duck recipe for a fool proof method. Time consuming but if you are looking for that nice crispy skinned result it's worth it.

          2. Fresh Market in Montvale will have it in the dairy case next to the truffle butter.

            1. I found the duck fat at Jerry's tonight...It was $5.79 for a 7 oz tub. Also bought 2 kinds of pate(one actually duck mousse) and country pate and 4 kinds of cheeses...picked up some baguettes from Pan D'avignon...and also picked up a bottle of a decent Bordeaux.