WE LOVE DUCK FAT BECAUSE...
Everything duck fat touches gets better in terms of taste and texture. Use it to easily upgrade even the most monotonous veggie dish. We’re looking at you, asparagus.
DID WE MENTION IT'S EASY TO USE?
Use it with veggies! Just replace the original cooking fat or oil with an equal amount of duck fat. If you’ve never cooked with duck fat, an explanation of its taste and texture enhancing powers won’t do. You need to try it out for yourself. Substituting duck fat into your favorite roasted potato recipe is a good start. Do it and you’ll enjoy an enhanced but not overpowering flavor along with a one-of-a-kind (and very addictive) crispy texture that only duck fat can provide.
Go ahead. Try it out with the vegetables of your choice. Whether they’re sautéed or roasted, you will not be disappointed - sky's the limit. Just don’t add it to your coffee.
While duck fat is a great tool for enhancing taste and texture, it actually has less saturated fat than butter (51%). In fact, in terms of saturated fat, duck (33%) is much more comparable to chicken (30%). Compared to other animal fats like beef, pork or butter, duck fat also contains a fair amount of oleic acid.
If you want to cook with an animal fat, duck fat should be near or at the top of your list. It’s not an everyday substitute for olive oil or other vegetable oils. But, it’s a great way to give a boring vegetable a kickstart or take your favorite veggie dish to the next level.