Looking for an easy fingerling potato recipe that’ll knock your socks off? These duck fat roasted potatoes are a game-changer. Like my melting potatoes, they are easy enough for busy weeknights, yet perfect for special occasions or holidays.
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Fingerling potato recipe
I have a bit of a love affair with fingerling potatoes. They always feel a little special, even if it’s just a Tuesday night dinner.
They make a great potato salad, and they absolutely shine when you roast them in the oven, which is what we’re doing in this recipe.
Have you ever had duck fat fries? If so, you know how good this combo is. If not, let me introduce you to something delicious.
Duck fat gives these potatoes a richness that you don’t get from plain oil. Don’t worry, the potatoes won’t taste like duck, but they do have a deeper flavor than those roasted in oil.
In addition the great flavor it lends to whatever you are cooking, it has a couple of other benefits as well.
It has a high smoke point, which means that it can be heated up to a fairly high temp before your smoke alarms start screaming.
The other big bonus is that it can be reused. You can strain it and store it in the fridge for another day.
Restaurant kitchens have been doing this for ages and now that rendered duck fat is becoming more available in grocery stores, home cooks can get in on the action.
How to make duck fat roasted potatoes
The first step with any potato recipe is giving them a good rinse. If you have a scrubber, use it to get any dirt off of your spuds.
Then slice potatoes in half, lengthwise, and toss in a large mixing bowl with rendered duck fat, salt and pepper.
Next, place the cut potatoes on a baking sheet, ready for the oven.
Roast potatoes in a hot oven until they are easily pierced with a knife. While potatoes are warm, toss with mustard, sherry vinegar and fresh herbs.
The whole grain mustard and vinegar add a nice tang to balance the flavor of the duck fat, while the fresh herbs brighten everything up.
This recipe is easy enough for busy weeknight cooking, but it’s special enough for holidays.
These fingerlings are done in roughly 30 minutes, from start to finish. No more boring side dishes for dinner with this quick and easy recipe in your back pocket.
Potato recipes are a favorite for us and I’m guessing for you too. They are always a crowd-pleaser, the whole family will eat them, they are inexpensive and so versatile.
Here are a few fan favorites that you can make for dinner this week:
- Browned butter baked fingerlings
- Aligot – cheesy French mashed potatoes
- Cajun grilled potato wedges
- Garlic fingerling potatoes
- Potato spinach casserole
- Roasted fingerling potatoes with shishito peppers
- Crispy, cheesy hash browns
While these spuds are good enough to stand on their own, I really like them with this beef tenderloin. Whatever you choose to serve with them, I hope you love them as much as we do.
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- 2 1/2 lbs. fingerling potatoes, washed and sliced lengthwise
- 3 tbsp. duck fat, melted (*see note)
- 2 tsp. kosher salt (more or less to taste)
- 1/2 tsp. ground black pepper
- 1 1/2 tbsp. whole grain mustard
- 2 tsp. sherry vinegar
- 1/4 c. chopped parsley
- 2 tbsp. chopped chives
- Preheat oven to 400°F / 200°C / Gas Mark 6.
- Scrub potatoes and rinse under cold running water, then drain well.
- Slice potatoes lengthwise. In a medium mixing bowl, toss with duck fat, salt and pepper.
- Place potatoes, cut side down, on baking sheet and roast for 22 - 25 minutes, or until easily pierced with a knife.
- Allow potatoes to cool slightly (enough to handle them), then toss in a medium mixing bowl with whole grain mustard, sherry vinegar, parsley and chives.
- Adjust seasoning, if needed, and serve warm.
Duck fat is solid when cold, soft at room temperature and has to be heated to melt.
Always store in the refrigerator after opening.
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Serving Size:5 ounces
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 169Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 5mgSodium: 620mgCarbohydrates: 29gFiber: 3gSugar: 1gProtein: 3g
Nutrition information calculated by a third-party company as a courtesy. It is intended as a guideline only.
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