Starchy, tasty, and wholesome potatoes are one of the go-to ingredients for hundreds of recipes. These vegetables are so popular it can be tough to find new ways to improve them!
Enter goose fat. This hearty, delicious fat has been a staple addition in many European recipes. Unlike duck or pork fat, goose fat is a touch milder on the tongue and has a high smoke point. These features are ideal for recipes that call for a crispy texture without sacrificing rich flavors.
Mouth watering yet? Try these ingredients on for size next time you feel a little fancy! We have excellent goose fat roast potatoes to share with you below.
Fast Facts About Goose Fat
Before diving into the recipe, let’s learn a little about goose fat. This ingredient is beloved in many European cultures, with many chefs using it over classic staples like pork fat or butter!
Goose Fat Has a High Smoke Point
Smoke point is a necessary term to learn when trying out new recipes. This definition refers to how oil starts to smoke after reaching a certain temperature.
Canola oil is a popular cooking oil with a low smoke point. A low smoke point means your oil will start smoking at a pretty low temperature. This feature is ideal for retaining minerals and vitamins in your recipe.
To contrast, a high smoke point is a beautiful choice for frying food. Goose fat’s high smoke point will give your food an amazingly crisp, buttery texture you won’t soon forget!
Goose Fat is Super Healthy
Yes, you heard that right! Goose fat has monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats, both heart-healthy.
Goose Fat is Versatile
You can use goose fat for a variety of great recipes. Toss it into a stir fry, mix it into a soup, or try your hand at roasting potatoes.
Speaking of which…
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How to Make Goose Fat Roast Potatoes
Our goose fat roast potatoes are easy, delicious, and filled with essential nutrients. You can try this recipe next time you want to impress your guests or when you just feel like treating yourself!
Step #1: Preheat the Oven
Cooking is all about multitasking. Start off preheating the oven to 200 degrees Fahrenheit before chopping your vegetables.
Stick your tray into the oven to heat it. If your tray is super cold, rinse it under warm water and dry it off before putting it in the oven.
Step #2: Prepare Your Ingredients
While you can use just about any potatoes for this recipe, we highly recommend gold potatoes. Their lower starch content is not just healthier, they crisp up nicely.
Peel your potatoes to create an excellent texture (though you can always leave the skins on for extra nutrients).
Step #3: Boil Your Potatoes
Put your potatoes in a pot of cold water with a pinch of salt and boil them for several minutes. If your potatoes are thick-cut, go for ten minutes. If they’re thin cut, go for five.
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Step #4: Put Your Goose Fat in the Tin
Put a thin layer of our Pasture Raised Goose Fat into the tin to help it warm up. Give it just a few minutes to grow hot.
Step #5: Drain the Potatoes
Drain your potatoes, then dry them with tossing moments. This action will also fray up the outside of your potatoes, improving their crispy edges later.
Step #6: Put the Potatoes in the Tin to Roast
Pour the potatoes into the tin (gently so you don’t splash yourself) and let them cook for about forty to forty-five minutes. Flip your potatoes every ten to fifteen minutes to help them cook evenly.
Step #7: Season Your Potatoes and Enjoy!
Goose fat is already very flavorful so that you can eat and go. That said, a pinch of sea salt or a sprinkle of black pepper will taste fantastic.
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Tasty Combinations With Goose Fat Potatoes
Are you thinking of ways to combine your goose fat potatoes? Consider the following combinations to max out this versatile recipe.
Alongside potatoes, try adding the following vegetables for a more festive and well-rounded dish:
- Brussel sprouts
Two great things that taste great together! Consider roasting some chicken alongside your goose fat potatoes for a heartwarming meal.
Breakfast Egg Scramble
Goose fat potatoes go nicely with breakfast staples like eggs and sausage. Mix them all for a scramble that’ll boost your entire day!
This recipe is chock full of essential nutrients like magnesium, vitamin D, protein, iron, and vitamin C. Contrary to popular belief, potatoes are a good source of vitamin C!
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