Duck Fat Salt and Vinegar Potatoes

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Are you on Pinterest yet?

I signed up a few months ago, but didn’t really get into it until recently.

I think it will slowly take over my free interwebs time.

My poor Google reader is going to suffer because of this.

I am one of those people who pretty much pins food and cute dog photos.

That is how I came across this recipe from Unami Girl’s blog.

If you love salt and vinegar chips like I do, this recipe is for you. However, it is not for vinegar sensitive folks, even with the window open and vent on, my entire kitchen smelled like vinegar for a good 30 minutes.

I, of course, had to add my touch to this recipe by roasting the potatoes with a little duck fat. It adds that je ne sais qua to the dish.

Recipe:

Adapted from Unami Girl
 
1 pound fingerling potatoes, sliced lengthwise into 1/4″ inch slices (by hand or mandolin will work)
2 cups white vinegar
1 tablespoon Extra Virgin Olive Oil
2 tablespoons rendered duck fat
Kosher salt and pepper
 

In a medium pot add the sliced potatoes and vinegar, making sure to cover the potatoes with the vinegar.  Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat to a simmer.  Cook until fork-tender about 8 minutes.  Turn off the heat, and let cool in the liquid for 30 minutes.

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Drain the potatoes and pat dry with paper towels.

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Preheat your broiler on high and move the top rack to the highest position.

Lay the potatoes out on a baking sheet and generously coat with the duck fat and olive oil.  Season well with salt and pepper.  Line evenly on the baking sheet and broil until lightly browned about 7-10 minutes, depending on how strong your broiler is.  You may want to rotate your pan as well.  Remove and flip the potatoes to cook on the other side for an additional 7 minutes until browned. 

Taste for seasoning and adjust if necessary.  Serve warm.

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8 Comments

  1. I love your pictures and the potatoes look fabulous. I have to give this recipe a try. Will keep you posted when I do.

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    • Thanks Diantie! I’ve been playing around with my camera settings, still have a lot to learn about food photography, so I really appreciate your compliment. Your Pinterest invite just got sent to your gmail, so keep a look out!

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      • This recipe makes my mouth water – can’t wait to try it! Your photographs are great, too!

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  2. We seldom come across duck rendered duck fat in Malaysia. Interesting… =)

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  3. OH MY GOD!! These look sooooooo delicious! I’m making these immediately when I get home. I was going to try to be extra healthy but forget it. I love vinegar on my fries & you cooked it in duck fat! really, this is just amazing.

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  4. You had me at duck fat. No, wait…you had me at salt and vinegar. My family will FLIP OUT when I make these!!!! Thanks for the share!

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  5. Those potatoes are to die for. So decadent and delicious. I am also addicted to Pinterest….

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  6. Wow, what an interesting combination of flavors! These must taste so rich! :) Sounds like a fantastic side dish.

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