You're going to loves this modern and fun way to serve Crispy Leaf Duck Fat Potatoes - an updated holiday classic. Duck fat potatoes with fresh rosemary and salt flakes are full of flavor, a new take on roasted potatoes. Perfect for Christmas, Thanksgiving or a holiday feast.
Crispy Leaf Potatoes
This Duck Fat Potatoes recipe is based on a Donna Hay recipe. She calls them Crispy Leaf Potatoes. It's become a Christmas favorite at our house. The potatoes are thinly sliced on a Mandolin Slicer, then individually placed upright on a baking tray. As they roast in the oven, then result is thin crispy potato leafs, therefore the name. The result is an amazing roasted potato that everyone can't stop talking about.
What Potato is Best for Roasting?
I always like to use Russet Potatoes, as they are high in starch and low in water content. They're also the potatoes most commonly used for French Fries, so you know it's good. Here are a few great roasting potatoes.
- Yukon Gold
- Desiree Potatoes
- Red Potatoes
- Dutch Cream Potatoes
- Sebago Potatoes
Potato Recipes You'll Love
- Scalloped Potatoes
- Moroccan Roasted Potatoes
- Chinese Crispy Roast Potatoes
- Super Garlicky Mashed Potatoes
- Truffle Mashed Potatoes with Real Truffles
- Veal Orloff - Potato and Meat Casserole
Duck Fat Substitute for Roast Potatoes
Duck fat is rich in flavor and adds a point of difference to your cooking. It's commonly used in French cooking, and isn't as unhealthy as people may think. The benefit of using Duck fat, is it's high smoke point. It also has lower saturated fats than butter, and can be easily used in other meals. However, not everyone can find duck fat, or wants to use it, so here are some substitutes.
- Use butter! This recipe would need 3 sticks or 1½ cups of butter
- Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- Mixture of Butter and Olive Oil
- Goose Fat
How to Make Duck Fat Potatoes
- Using a mandolin slicer, thinly slice the peeled potatoes lengthways
- Place the sliced potatoes in a large bowl. Using your hands, toss with duck fat, 2 teaspoons salt flakes, black pepper and about 2 teaspoons of chopped rosemary until fully coated
- Carefully place the potatoes upright, from left to right, in a baking tray, until the tray is full
- Bake for approx 1 hour, or until the potatoes are golden and crispy
Potatoes To Feed an Army
This Duck Fat Potatoes recipe is enough to feed 10 people. Perfect when you need a large potato recipe for a large family gathering or celebration. I use a 9"x13" pan, but 8"x11" is probably more common. If you have extra potatoes, just make a second smaller pan. If you need normal size recipe that feeds 4-6 people, just cut this recipe in half. Remember to use a smaller roasting pan.
I know the ratio of pounds of potatoes per person seem really high in this recipe. However, there will be potato wastage leftovers. You want to use potatoes that are sliced the same size and thickness, so they crisp and cook evenly. After slicing your potatoes, you will have leftover potatoes that are odd thickness and small sizes. With your extra potatoes, make Russian Pan Fried Potatoes.
Duck Fat Potatoes Roasting Tips
- Check the potatoes often to ensure they don't burn. If using a fan forced oven, you can turn off the fan if they cook too fast
- Be generous with fresh rosemary and salt for flavor
- When mixing the potatoes, ensures each piece is coated in duck fat before you place it in the roasting pan.
- Discard the potato water. The potatoes will release water when you mix it with salt. Work fast to get them into your roasting pan without excess liquid
- If fresh herbs aren't available, substitute with dried rosemary, or even oregano.
- Be careful not to pack in the potatoes too tightly, as this impacts the crispiness and cooking time.
Roasted Potatoes For the Holidays
Duck Fat Potatoes is the ultimate roast potato recipe. Layers of thinly sliced potatoes, seasoned with rosemary, nice and crispy. Of course, you can make this any time of year, but the recipe usually takes off during the holidays.
Holiday Dishes to Serve with this Recipe
Crispy Leaf Duck Fat Potatoes is sure to be a new favorite at your home. Not your regular duck fat recipe, but truly something special. Full of flavor, the perfect potato dish for Christmas, Thanksgiving or any time of year. Bon Appetit! Приятного аппетита!
- 9 pounds /4 kg potatoes peeled and sliced
- 11 oz /300g jar of duck fat
- 3 teaspoons Maldon salt flakes
- 1 teaspoon cracked black pepper
- 4 teaspoons fresh rosemary or oregano chopped
- Preheat oven to 400F°/200°C
- Using a mandolin slicer, thinly slice the peeled potatoes lengthways.
- Place the sliced potatoes in a large bowl. Using your hands, toss with duck fat, 2 teaspoons salt flakes, black pepper and about 2 teaspoons of chopped rosemary until fully coated.
- Carefully place the potatoes upright, from left to right, in a 8"x11" baking tray, until the tray is full.
- Bake for approx 1 hour, or until the potatoes are golden and crispy. Garnish with extra Maldon Salt Flakes and 2 teaspoons fresh chopped Rosemary. (Be very generous with rosemary)