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Duck fat in Bergen county

Monica Jul 30, 2013 06:20 AM

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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    fourunder RE: Monica Jul 30, 2013 07:10 AM


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

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      Monica RE: fourunder Jul 30, 2013 07:15 AM

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

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        fourunder RE: Monica Jul 30, 2013 07:24 AM

        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.

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          Monica RE: fourunder Jul 30, 2013 09:27 AM

          How do you cook your poussin?

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            fourunder RE: Monica Jul 30, 2013 09:39 AM

            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.

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              Monica RE: fourunder Jul 30, 2013 11:20 AM

              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!

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                fourunder RE: Monica Jul 30, 2013 06:29 PM

                In general, I don't like the high heat method for poultry over four pounds, as I find the results inconsistent....so 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 myself....so don't hold it against the non duck fat guy....: 0)

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                  Monica RE: fourunder Jul 31, 2013 06:14 AM

                  I don't know about dirty but it does sometimes sell outdated products...which I have bought a few times but that's understandable..it'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.

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                    fourunder RE: Monica Jul 31, 2013 08:13 AM

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

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        FoodExpression RE: fourunder Aug 13, 2013 07:57 AM

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

      3. Curlz RE: Monica Jul 30, 2013 01:16 PM

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

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          RUK RE: Curlz Aug 16, 2013 05:30 AM

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

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          agnesrob RE: Monica Jul 30, 2013 03:41 PM

          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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            Monica RE: agnesrob Jul 31, 2013 06:10 AM

            I cook a lot and love duck but I have never attempted to cook a whole duck...don't know why...how 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?

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              agnesrob RE: Monica Aug 16, 2013 04:53 AM

              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.

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            ohmyyum RE: Monica Jul 30, 2013 03:43 PM

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

            1. Monica RE: Monica Jul 31, 2013 07:53 PM

              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.

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