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Duck Fat Steak Fries

Chef John

"You know a potato side dish is going to be good when 75% of the name refers to fat or meat. These super-crusty, oven-fried potato wedges, or ‘steak fries' as they call them where I'm from, are done with rendered duck fat, and while I'm a big fan of ones done with olive oil and/or butter, these really are better."
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1 h 15 m servings 203 cals
Original recipe yields 4 servings

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  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil.
  2. Place potato wedges in a bowl; sprinkle thyme, cayenne, salt, and black pepper over the top. Drizzle melted duck fat over potatoes and toss to coat.
  3. Transfer potatoes, skin-side down, to the prepared baking sheet. Season wedges again with salt.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven for 40 minutes. Increase oven temperature to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C). Turn potatoes onto their sides and bake for 10 minutes. Flip over and cook on the other side until golden brown, about 10 minutes more.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 203 calories; 6.6 g fat; 33.5 g carbohydrates; 4 g protein; 6 mg cholesterol; 106 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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A co-worker made them- I couldn't stop eating them. Crisp, flavorful and delicious!

Absolutely ridiculous!! The thyme is an unexpected and stellar addition. The only change I made was to soak the cut potatoes in very hot tap water for 10 minutes, then I dried them with a smooth...

Another winner! Simple and so, so delicious. Thank you, Chef John!

yes, i made some changes...i boiled the potatoes as suggested by another site for 5mins, drained them in a colander & banged them a bit in the process which it suggested roughens the surface all...

So decadently delicious !

Amazing crisp out of the oven. Yuuuuummmm!!!

These have amazing flavour!!! Only thing I did was added a bit more duck fat. Scrumptious.

Made it with russet potatoes followed directions exactly and they turned out great, crunchy outside and creamy inside. Best oven potato wedges I have made. Also works well with sweet potatoes bu...

These are a go to favorite with steak. I don't know where to even get duck fat so I use olive oil instead and the potatoes come out great every time.