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Duck Fat Steak Fries

Rated as 5 out of 5 Stars

"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
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 33.5 4 6 9 Full nutrition

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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...

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

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...

These. Are. So. Good. Used dried thyme which worked out well. Next time I will be sure to use fresh though, yummy!!

So decadently delicious !

Amazing crisp out of the oven. Yuuuuummmm!!!

Yum. The Perfect temperature change timing seems to make these the best ever! Chef John always has awesome recipes.

These fries were perfect. I made duck for thanksgiving and used these fat to make these fries. Amazing.