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Duck Fat Garlic Potatoes

Duck Fat Garlic Potatoes

Make roasted potatoes special by baking them with duck fat for a rich flavor that everyone will adore.
By Tina Putzing

Duck Fat Garlic Potatoes

Duck fat is delicious. It has an amazingly light, savory flavor that’s not overpoweringly rich like other fats, and a silky-smooth mouth feel. You can use it to cook just about anything, including veggies, fries, pies, confit…it turns absolutely everything into instant umami yumminess. This stuff is liquid gold, people.

Case in point: these potatoes. Regular roasted potatoes are delicious, yes? Buttery, crispy, salty…they are the perfect side dish. But if you swap out the butter with a few tablespoons of duck fat? Heaven. Extra crispy golden crust (but super tender on the inside), hint of richness, super enhanced potato-y flavor, and the most incredibly scent. Your guests won’t know what’s so special about these potatoes – they’ll just know that they can’t stop eating it.

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Duck Fat Garlic Potatoes

Make roasted potatoes special by baking them with duck fat for a rich flavor that everyone will adore.

  • Author: Tina Putzing
  • Category: Side


  • 4 large yellow potatoes (or 1 bag of fingerling potatoes, cut into bite-sized chunks)
  • 3 tbsp duck fat
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic
  • 1 sprig rosemary (needles removed from stem and roughly chopped)
  • Salt
  • Pepper


  1. Preheat your oven to 425 degrees F.
  2. Place the duck fat in a cast iron skillet and put that in the oven to heat up.
  3. Remove the hot skillet from the oven and pour your potatoes in.
  4. Sprinkle generously with salt and pepper (to taste), the minced garlic, and the chopped rosemary.
  5. Stir mixture so that potatoes are evenly coated with seasoning.
  6. Place skillet back in the oven and roast for 45 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes or so to ensure potatoes crisp on all sides.
  7. Serve hot.

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    • Hi Pat,
      I know for a fact that Whole Foods sells duck fat. Not sure where else, but I think more specialty stores would carry it. I think it’s becoming popular in restaurants.

    • I bought duck fat at Wegman’s, found it in the fresh poultry section.
      It was about $5 for a small tub, but you use very little of it.
      I made these potatoes a week ago, they were absolutely delicious. No one knew that duck fat was used but the exceptional taste and crispiness of the potatoes is what’s drawing me back to making them again tonight! Try this recipe, it was very easy, you will love it.

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