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Fat, Fat Fries

Fat, Fat Fries

If I am going to eat a french fry, I want it to be a big fat fry. I want flavor, texture and lots of it. Cooking potatoes in duck fat is not a new technique, but it is a delicious one. I frequently sauté onions, shallots, potatoes and whatever else I can get my hands on... it is the je ne sais quoi that makes the meal that much more savory and luscious. 

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  • 4-6Servings


  • 1 pound fingerling potatoes
  • 2 cups poultry fat (preferably duck)
  • Several sprigs fresh rosemary
  • Coarse sea salt and freshly cracked pepper


1. Place a medium pot of cold water over medium-high heat. Add the potatoes while the water is cold, this keeps the skins from cracking. Boil the potatoes until they are easily pierced with a paring knife. Drain and let cool for a few minutes. 

2. Cut the potatoes in half lengthwise. 

3. Heat a deep saucepan with the duck fat over medium-high heat. when the fat is hot (a small piece of potato sizzles) add the potatoes in a single layer. Fry the potatoes until they are brown and crispy (about 3 minutes). 

4. Using a slotted spoon or mesh, transfer the potatoes to a large bowl. Toss the potatoes with the chopped rosemary, sea salt and pepper. 

Serve immediately with Confit Garlic Aioli

Recipe published in JOY of KOSHER with Jamie Geller Magazine Pesach 2013 SUBSCRIBE NOW

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