Duck Fat Fried Baby Potatoes

Where this recipe came from I really have no idea.  Like many Sunday afternoons after Mass I am walking through Whole Foods doing my grocery shopping; and on one particular Sunday I happened to see a jar of duck fat.  From that I began to think of what could I cook with duck fat and my mind went to a bag of baby potatoes I bought for another meal but didn’t end up using.

I like baby potatoes because they cook so quickly.  Ten minutes or so in boiling water and they’re ready to eat.  You can eat them whole like this recipe, mash them, or pretty much anything else you can imagine.

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For breakfast adding some onions, cilantro, and of course bacon seem like a nice and simple combo to me to add a nit of kick and flavor to the potatoes.

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This is the bottle that stop me in my track while walking through Whole Foods.  The bottle that brought initiated cogs in my head to think of how I could use such an amazing ingredient in a dish.

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Simply said this has easily become one of my favorite breakfast recipes and I hope you enjoy it as well.

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Duck Fat Fried Baby Potatoes

  • 2 lb. baby potatoes
  • 1/2 cup duck fat
  • 2 pieces of bacon, diced
  • 1/2 onion, diced
  • 2 tbsp fresh cilantro, minced
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  1. Add potatoes to 4 quarts of salted boiling water.  Boil for 7-10 minutes or until you can stick a fork through them with a little force.
  2. In a sauté pan that can handle the amount of potatoes that you are making fry the bacon over medium high heat.  Cook bacon though, but be sure not to burn it, and remove it from the pan.
  3. Reduce the heat to medium low to medium and add onions to the pan.  Cook onions in the bacon grease until they have browned; about 8 minutes.  Remove from pan and set aside.
  4. Remove potatoes from the boiling water and strain them.
  5. Being careful not to burn yourself.  Wipe pan with a paper towel to remove most of the bacon grease.
  6. Return the sauté pan to the stove and heat duck fat in it over medium high heat.
  7. Once the duck fat is hot add the potatoes to the pot.  Cook potatoes for roughly 10 minutes, or until they have reached a doneness of your liking.  Make sure to stir the potatoes while they are in the pot so that they cook on all sides evenly.
  8. using a pair of tongs remove potatoes from the duck fat and place them in a metal bowl or pan.
  9. Add the bacon, onions, cilantro, salt, and pepper to the potatoes and it all together before you dig in.

As always thank you for taking a few moments from your day to read over this and I hope that you are able to try this recipe sometime and that you enjoy it.  Feedback and comments are always welcome and appreciated.

Have a blessed day,

Ben

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