Duck Fat Pan Fried Potatoes
My love for potatoes is deep… I love potatoes and all kinds regular or sweet and I will eat them in any form, baked, roasted, fried and so on... If I need to take a side dish somewhere more than likely it will be something with potatoes. I love serving potatoes as a side to steak, burgers, salmon or just alone. If I go to a fast food restaurant and have the chance to choose between a burger or fries, 90% of the time I will go with fries. So a few weeks ago I got my hands on a nice bottle of duck fat and I knew I would use it for potatoes but I just didn't know when or what I would pair it with. Friday night was date night, so I thought this was the perfect time to use the duck fat. We both cooked and on the menu were NY Strip steak with a shallot white wine sauce served with duck fat pan fried potatoes and asparagus. The potatoes are simple to make and frying them in the duck sauce really kicked it up a notch with the taste and I will definitely be using it more often. The only thing you really have to be careful with is burning the potatoes and you need to be quick removing them from the heat, I was doing 3 things at once and I burned 2 of them. Hope you enjoy them as much as I did.
12 whole baby Yukon gold potatoes, washed
½ cup duck fat
Fresh cracked black pepper
Add potatoes to a large pot and cover with water. Pour salt into the pot until water looks sandy. Cover and bring to a boil. After 10 minutes remove lid and if fork passes through potato remove from the water and drain.
Heat duck fat in a cast iron skillet over medium high heat. Once duck fat is sizzling add the potatoes and fry them for about 2 min or until they start looking crispy.
Flip potatoes to fry on other side for another minute or so. Remove from skillet and drain them on a paper towel rack. Season with fresh cracked black pepper.