$ .99 today.
What else can I use this for besides
french fries ?
I probably should go get some more.
$ .99 today.
Right. It freezes well.
Uses: cook eggs, cook duck legs for confit (or just use a bit to roast them), saute chicken livers for faux gras, saute or roast almost any vegetable (mushrooms, brussels, mmmm), sear chicken. This is making me very hungry, luckily a roasted duck leg is waiting for me for dinner.
Freezing is exactly what I was wondering.
I’d probably put it in a thicker/heavier container. I have some in my freezer right now in a heavy-duty plastic tub.
If you aren’t using it as a whole, freezing in ice tray and transfer to a zip lock bag will be more practical.
I have once eaten at a friend’s place, a duck fat soup, it was good. Not exactly the same, but you get the spirit. http://aroundannastable.com/?p=8946
Also vegetable soup with duck fat is delicious! Of course roasting vegetables too… and mashed potato!
Pancakes fried in duck fat are really good.
What a bargain you snagged!
+1 on everything @GretchenS said. I too keep a small container of duck fat in the freezer. When I want to use some of the fat, I take out the container for a few minutes and then carefully (so I don’t poke myself) chip out a portion with a sturdy cheese knife.
My favorite use is for roasting potatoes. Sometimes I squeeze a lemon wedge over the finished potatoes, though it’s hard to improve on the heaven that is roast potato, duck fat, and kosher salt.
We get quite a few overstock bargains from
3 little pigs at our local independent market. They’re in the pipeline for gourmet close dated stuff.
I keep left over pieces of a block in “those” vacuum sealed bags.
And don’t forget popcorn!
I think I once got a batch from D’artagnan. The Best 10 Ways to Cook with Duck Fat
I think he could leave the fat in the tray, use a thin knife to cut portions, freeze solid, then break apart and pop out of the tray.
And definitely get more!
“pipeline for gourmet close dated stuff.”
Any more clues? I want in!
Duck fat roasted potatoes alone should warrant a few containers.
This! Oooh, I love duck fat pan fried potatoes.
The way we have them is truly roasted and they are dynamite. Par boil the chunks, drain and shake around a bit to roughen the outsides. While that’s happening heat the roasting pan and melt the duck fat in it. Plop the potatoes in and move around a bit to coat, then roast until brown and crisp. (My mouth is watering as I type.)
We are halfway between Portland and the Bay Area and that contributes to the abundance.
We get Olympia Provisions stuff, lots of cheese from small places, interesting pastries, deli meats. The other day there were lamb shoulders and legs at $1.99 lb/$2.99 Lb.
The meat and cheese manager told me he has 6 different distributors of product to draw upon.
For a while we were getting Grote & Weigel
meats. Then Feltman’s hot dogs.
Funny thing was my hot dog friends back East saw none of these. Just about 1/3 to a 1/2 of retail.
They are a warehouse style independent store in a town full of food types with $$.
Same applies to the other departments including beer and wine.
The kind of store that will willingly stock locally grown and sourced product.
Usually the organic and regular produce are the same or close in price.
Lots of volume.
I’m so jealous! I don’t remember where you are, but am hoping/wishing the store is N. Cal Bay Area.
Marin’s farthest North suburb, Ashland, Oregon.
Ashland ShopNkart is the store name .
Sigh. Somehow I associate your exploits with Sausalito.
That’s the back story. My sister and brother in law were longtime residents of gate 5.
I helped them move up here to the Rogue Valley and liked it and stayed, eventually,
after a stint in Scottsdale.
bbqboy I didn’t know you lived in Ashland. Lived there for 4 years myself, waaaay long ago. Maybe even before you were born LOL ~ Cheers!