Most likely if you come to our house for dinner and meat is being served, this recipe for Duck Fat Smashed Roasted Potatoes will also be on the table. Oh my god, do I love these potatoes or what! They are crispy on the outside and fluffy in the inside. The best of both potato worlds.
Inspired by a recipe I found a few years ago in Bon Appetit, I have been making the Chez Us version ever since. What I really love about this recipe is the ease of starting it early in the day. If, we are having company over (even if not) I will bake the potatoes early in the day or even the day before. Then I wrap from the foil, place in a bowl and wait until 30 – 45 minutes before serving to finish the recipe.
While plain old roasted potatoes are nice, duck fat, makes a roasted or fried potato even better. I use duck fat all the time when cooking potatoes as well as for frying eggs. Don’t worry the flavor isn’t gamey or heavy; most people don’t even know until you tell them. The duck fat will produce a really crispy outside on your potato, and smooth and creamy instead. Heavenly.
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