Cook more vegetables! 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 have to try it out for yourself. Using duck fat in your favorite roasted potato recipe is a start. You’ll enjoy an enhanced but not overpowering flavor along with a one-of-a-kind (very addictive) crispy texture that only duck fat can provide.
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, duck fat contains a fair amount of monosaturated fat. When eaten in moderation monosaturated fats can help to decrease cholesterol levels and reduce risk of cardiovacular disease.
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.
Go ahead. Try duck fat with the vegetables of your choice. Whether they’re sautéed or roasted, you will not be disappointed. Just don’t add it to your coffee.