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Mar 28, 2014 06:11 AM

Source for Freshly Rendered Duck Fat

I wanted to share a recent find. I have been searching for a source for freshly rendered (not shelf stable) duck fat. The sources I originally found were located on the west coast and the shipping made the purchase cost prohibitive. I kept looking and came across this company located in Hamburg, PA.

Company name: Pekin Paradise

I was able to order a 7.5 tub for $33.00 and shipping to MA was approximately $13.50. This is in sharp contrast to the shelf stable Rougie Duck Fat from William and Sonoma for $14.95 for an 11.8 oz jar.

I have not cooked with it yet, but it looks good. I plan to store it in the freezer since I won't be using it up quickly enough. The gentleman I dealt with on the phone was very friendly and helpful. The site also offers w wide variety of duck products.

Wish me luck with my first attempts at duck confit at home. Well actually I will probably use chicken since I can get that fresh from a local farm. Then on to duck.

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  1. Locally, my dad picked up some rendered duck fat at Wilson Farm in Lexington around the holidays last year. Don't remember if it was fresh or shelf stable or cost or anything though. It was a small container too, nowhere near the size OP talks about here.

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    1. re: rknrll

      Wilson Farm's isn't fresh, it's D'Artagnan's shelf stable product.

      1. re: Chris VR

        That doesn't look like shelf-stable to me, unless I'm misunderstanding the term. The description in the link says it's shipped frozen and is best kept frozen, and is good for 6 months.

        1. re: Allstonian

          Hmm, well it's not sold frozen (it's in the case with their other meats), and I keep it in the fridge for quite a while... maybe I"m misunderstanding the use of "shelf stable". I guess I was thinking refrigerator shelf!

    2. What is the source for Savenor's duck fat?

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      1. re: Madrid

        A few times there they had none left on the shelf and would go out back and come back with a full container of liquid fat, I think themselves.

        Mind you, at some point in the past I'm pretty sure it was D'Artagnan branded but then they switched to house labels.

        1. re: Madrid

          I'm pretty sure Savenor's does their own - in any case, it's pure rendered fat, no preservatives. They also have goose fat.

        2. 4me, is there a difference in flavor between the 2- freshly rendered and shelf stable?