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Mmmmm... Duck Fat
on November 25, 2008
I'd seen tubs of rendered duck fat on "Iron Chef America" for recipes where they sauteed or poached something in duck fat, and my wife always slobbered when it came out on the cooking stage.
So, recently, I saw a recipe (either on or linked to from Leite's Culinaria) for a sort of Potatoes O'Brien that used duck fat, thought it would provide a comforting counterpoint in my wife's last month of pregnancy.
I actually searched Google, not even contemplating that Amazon would carry this item. But Amazon was in the first results and I'd just received an Amazon gift certificate. It was fate. I ordered this.
Amazingly, it didn't need to be shipped overnight or refrigerated. It's prepared in sanitary conditions, packed well, and it keeps. I got it a few days after ordering, it was in good condition, and when I used it for the potatoes the following Sunday, it was delicious. My wife and our three-year-old dug into those potatoes like there was no tomorrow.
My only caveat is that if you plan to order this, plan a few recipes that will use it. You get a lot and it's more than you expect from the description if you've never used it.