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Duck fat

mgebs Oct 8, 2013 10:04 AM

My son made a cassoulet and gave me the remaining tub of duck fat. What to do with it??

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    jaykayen Oct 8, 2013 09:02 PM

    French fries.

    1. ipsedixit Oct 8, 2013 08:59 PM

      Eat it.

      1. m
        mike0989 Oct 8, 2013 01:22 PM

        Choucroute Garnie

        1. LindaWhit Oct 8, 2013 10:37 AM

          Make duck confit.
          Fry cubes of potatoes in it.
          You can also freeze it and scrape some off when you want to use it.

          Some ideas:


          3 Replies
          1. re: LindaWhit
            Aravisea Oct 8, 2013 11:35 AM

            What LindaWhit said. Might be easier to ask what not to do with it. It may not be great with chocolate cake or ice cream, although admittedly I haven't tried duck fat with those so it could be as good there as it is everywhere else.

            Duck fat is one of those ingredients, like shallots or sherry or finishing salts, that can really elevate your cooking and give it something of a "restaurant" quality.

            1. re: Aravisea
              elenacampana Oct 8, 2013 12:09 PM


              As in:


              My daughter gave me a quart of duck fat as a Christmas present last year - makes me feel like I brought the kid up just right!

            2. re: LindaWhit
              fldhkybnva Oct 8, 2013 01:16 PM

              French fries or roasted potatoes

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