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Befriend your favorite Chinese chef. If they sell roast duck, they have tons of duck fat.
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Posted to Thread #21046 at 10:14 pm on Nov 30, 2011
Perhaps they'd let you liberate him from some of the fat? Never hurts to ask.
Why I've gotten bolder about asking for these things?
1. My buddy who is a butcher pays $400/mo just to have his bones taken away. (Save some for me! I'll make stock!)
2. Another friend has a runaway best selling product called "Bacon Jam". It turns out, they go through 4,000 pounds of bacon a month. "What do you do with the fat?" "Throw it out." "Yikes! You should sell it?" "Who would want to buy bacon fat?" My guess...the same people who want to buy duck fat!
3. Keep in mind if you do end up buying duck fat, you can reuse it. Confit one day, french fries the next. :)
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something about its depth. - M
Other messages in this thread:
- 21046. Where is everyone getting duck fat (Sandy, walk away from the monitor)? - MarilynFL - 3:52pm on 11/30/11 (26)
- D' artagnan or Williams-Sonoma [NT] - KarenNoCA - 3:58pm on 11/30/11
- Karen, Thanks. I checked those out and they were past my budget. [NT] - MarilynFL - 4:59pm on 11/30/11
- Marilyn, After your last thread I'm afraid to ask what you need it for. [LINK] - Joe - 4:06pm on 11/30/11
- Well, alrighty. This sounds do-able to get enough for french fries. Here's how I cut - MarilynFL - 4:56pm on 11/30/11
- Once you taste the duck confit, you'll find it incredibly do-able. Imagine a delicious main course - Joe - 5:06pm on 11/30/11
- Saturday afternoons marked on the blackboard!! [NT] - AngAk1 - 7:46pm on 11/30/11
- LOL!! Amen, sister! [NT] - MarilynFL - 8:38pm on 11/30/11
- Oh Marilyn, my stomach hurts from laughing so hard!!! I hope you are okay?? [NT] - Barbara in VA - 5:17pm on 11/30/11
- I have to agree with Barbara in VA . . .. - magnoliainchicago - 2:18am on 12/01/11
- And I'm shivering and cringing! You deserve a medal for persevering under duress, for sure. [NT] - Curious1 - 5:28pm on 11/30/11
- Yup. This is how I get duck fat too but making confit is such a pain. [NT] - CathyZ from Kauai - 9:46pm on 11/30/11
- Fresh Market has it near the butter. 8oz tub for $6.00 on sale. [NT] - Michael in Sarasota - 7:01pm on 11/30/11
- Yikes. $24 for french fries. [NT] - MarilynFL - 7:20pm on 11/30/11
- would just adding duck fat to oil give you the flavor you want? maybe this is a dumb question, but - AngAk1 - 7:47pm on 11/30/11
- Yes, it would. But it would have to be more like adding oil to duck fat to get the true flavor - Joe - 1:14am on 12/01/11
- Mar, have you thought of making Suz's posted rec: Amazing 5 hour duck [LINK] - barb_b - 7:23pm on 11/30/11
- Befriend your favorite Chinese chef. If they sell roast duck, they have tons of duck fat. - Traca - 10:14pm on 11/30/11
- Wouldn't the duck fat from Chinese Roast Duck be flavored with 5 spices and whatever? Of course - Steve2 in LA - 11:05pm on 11/30/11
- Steve, good question, I actually had to search my posts to find which one I made. It was the - barb_b - 12:15am on 12/01/11
- Richard's duck recipe is simpler than mine and produces a lot of fat to save for later [LINK] - Joe - 1:08am on 12/01/11
- And by the way, sauteed potatoes in duck fat are fantastic, and only uses a few tablespoons. [NT] - Joe - 1:15am on 12/01/11
- I second this recipe - Lana in FL - 1:33am on 12/01/11
- A while back, Jane Russell and I had some presentation issues. I've solved them by butterflying [LINK] - Joe - 1:40am on 12/01/11
- I cut them in serving pieces. - Lana in FL - 1:51am on 12/01/11
- I am tempted.... - cyalexa - 1:52am on 12/01/11
- Richard's recipe, he gets credit! The breasts are definitely cooked, but the ease of preparation - Joe - 2:08am on 12/01/11