Duck Fat Roasted Brussels Sprouts

I have written before about how we are were haters of Brussels Sprouts.  We both blame it on our childhoods and over cooked vegetables.  Geez, was there really the need to cook those sprouts until they were pale green in color and had to be doused in vinegar before gagging it down.  Painted a pretty picture, didn’t I?  Well, duck fat roasted brussels sprouts have changed us forever.  

Duck Fat Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Since the first time of enjoying Brussels Sprouts that were properly cooked, we have become fans.  One of the recipes that I really love making is roasted sprouts.  The drizzle of duck fat makes them even better.  My recipe has changed over the years.  Now I add thinly sliced shallots.  As well as orange zest and toasted pecans.  The duck fat helps the sprouts caramelize into golden brown bites of heaven.  Indulgent, yes, but worth every bite.

Happy Thanksgiving.  May each and everyone of you be safe and have a home filled with love this holiday.

**  Be sure to visit the Food Network Fall Fest bloggers to see what amazing side dishes that you still have time to share with your loved ones.  Next week we will be cooking up cauliflower!


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Chez Us: Roasted Brussels Sprouts
Virtually Homemade: Brussels Sprouts Salad With Avocado and a Tangerine Vinaigrette
Napa Farmhouse 1885: Spicy Twice-Baked Sweet Potatoes
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And Love It, Too: Potatoes Au Gratin (Gluten and Dairy-Free)
Devour: Thanksgiving Yam and Sweet Potato Sides That Are Almost Desserts
The Heritage Cook: Gluten-Free Thanksgiving Cornbread Stuffing or Dressing
Cooking With Books: Rosemary and Pear Potato Salad
FN Dish: Old School Sweet Potato Soufflé



Duck Fat Roasted Brussels Sprouts





  1. Nattie says:

    Mmm, I love duck. This sounds amazing.

    Natalya @ Ruff House Art

  2. Wow! This looks incredible. It’s interesting how the palate changes as you grow up. Brussel sprouts and eggplant went from being dreadful to delicious. I can still picture my brother when he was five, water welling in his eyes “eggplant makes me gag!” when my mom told him he needed to finish his dinner haha
    Beautiful pictures too!

  3. Hi there. The current Food on Friday on Carole’s Chatter is collecting links to dishes using duck or other game birds. I do hope you link this in. This is the link . It would be great if you checked out some of the other links – there are some good ones already. Cheers

  4. On top it asks for orange zest. I. Instructions it says to put lemon zest?

  5. Hi, typo, so sorry. It is orange zest all the way.

  6. Bethany says:

    Can you use anything else besides duck fat? Where do I get the duck fat?

  7. Bethany, I would also use a high heat oil such as grape seed or sunflower. Then I would dress with 2 tablespoons of a nut oil just before serving, such as a hazelnut or walnut.


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