Duck Fat Roast Potatoes are seriously crispy, crunchy potatoes that are soft on the inside! This is a super EASY recipe with only 3 ingredients that will take your roast potato game to the next level.
Duck fat makes roasting potatoes SO easy as it naturally let the potatoes fry and crisp up!
If you are looking for a use for duck fat or if you are looking to make crunchy roast potatoes to pair with your favourite dish, you are in luck as these 2 work together like salt and potato chips.
How to make Roast Potatoes crispy?
To make crispy roast potatoes start by par boiling them, then roasting them in the oven in duck fat.
The process of boiling the potatoes on the stove gets the cooking well under way so that when they are placed in the oven in the fat, they are tender already and just have to cook through.
Potatoes are an easy and popular side dish that everyone loves!
If you remember from our Skin on Roast Potatoes sometimes you don’t want to go to the effort of peeling your potatoes!
For this recipe, however, peeling them aids in getting them ultra crispy!
Duck Fat Potatoes ingredients
The ingredients for this recipe are shown in the photo below, they are easy to find at the local shops. The duck fat will be with the oils and spices, so keep your eye out for it!
As you can see we need:
- washed potatoes
- duck fat
If you want to throw a herb on the plate, rosemary is a good one, but anything green will do, so you could also use thyme, oregano or parsley if you have them growing in your garden!
Why are my roast potatoes soggy?
One of the tricks to getting crispy roast potatoes is draining the excess water from them.
After we par boil the potatoes, it is a good idea to sit them in a colander so that the water can drip off or use paper towel to blot and absorb.
What to serve with duck fat roast potatoes?
Duck fat roast potatoes are a versatile dish, they pair well as a side to so many recipes. Try:
- chicken wings
You don’t need to have a Sunday roast to serve roast potatoes with, but they definitely are a match made in heaven.
Step by Step oven roasted Duck Fat Potatoes
The steps we need to take are shown in the photos below. They are all super easy!
- use a peeler to peel the potatoes (photo 1)
- use a knife to cut the potatoes in half and half again (photo 2)
- add salt and water to a saucepan and bring to the boil (photo 3)
- transfer the potatoes into the salted water (photo 4)
- par boil the potatoes, this will take 5-10 mins (photo 5)
- drain the potatoes and shake off any excess water (photo 6)
- add duck fat to a large pan (photo 7)
- heat the duck fat in the oven for about 5 mins (photo 8)
Oven roasted duck fat potatoes
- allow the duck fat to become hot (shown in photo 9)
- use tongs to add the potatoes one by one (shown in photo 10)
- cook in the duck fat for 20 mins (shown in photo 11)
- use oven mits to remove from oven (shown in photo 12)
The potatoes will start to crisp up during the 1st 20 mins, however, we need to rotate them to make sure all sides can get coated in the duck fat as we want them super crispy!
- use tongs to rotate each potato (shown in photo 13)
- return the baking dish to the oven (shown in photo 14)
- roast for another 25 mins until golden brown on the surface (shown in photo 15)
- drain the potatoes for letting sit removed from the fat for 2-3 mins (shown in photo 16)
Get the salt shaker ready as the next thing we want to do is season our crispy roast potatoes!!
The potatoes will be super crunchy on the outside and super soft on the inside, they are like a dream come true!
In oven potatoes with duck fat
Now, I ask you, is there anything better than crispy golden, crunchy potatoes with a side of gravy!
Nu-huh, I don’t think so either, so you are going to need to whip some of that out and serve with your roasties.
The potatoes will crunch as you bite into them and then melt in your mouth as the soft insides are revealed!
The potatoes will last in the fridge for a few days, so whip up a batch on the weekend and eat them all week with your favourite week night dinner!
Dinners that need duck fat roasties
Here are some serving suggestions that crave a good side of roasted potatoes:
- Honey Soy Chicken Wings
- Honey Mustard Chicken Wings (this is a slow cooker recipe)
- Slow Cooker Lemon Garlic Chicken (this is for a whole chicken recipe)
- Honey Soy Pork Ribs
- Honey Mustard Chicken Thighs
Enjoy how versatile the potatoes are and how they can be served with just about ANYTHING!
Duck Fat Potatoes quick info:
About the recipe:
- we only use 3 ingredients for the recipe
- as well as water for boiling
- par boiling helps to get the cooking underway
- we use approximately 6 medium to large size potatoes
- the potatoes are white washed potatoes
- we do need to peel and dice our potatoes
FAQs about oven roasting potatoes in duck fat
- the duck fat will be sold in a small tub (usually 200 grams) with the cooking oils
- the water needs to be salted and started to boil before adding the potatoes
- this is a perfect side dish as it is versatile
- this is an EASY recipe
Making Duck Fat Roasties in the oven Pro tips:
These additional tips are so that you can master these potatoes from the 1st time you make them:
- the size of your saucepan won’t matter too much so use whichever best fits
- the potatoes should be laid out flat in the duck fat so choose a baking dish that they will fit
- add salt to the water for the par boiling process
- drain the potatoes after par boiling so they are dry when placed in the duck fat
- the potatoes don’t need to be covered when placed in the oven
- remove from oven (using mits) and remove from duck fat (using tongs) quickly when done so they don’t get soggy!
Can I make these potatoes the day ahead?
Absolutely! You can definitely make this recipe in advance.
The potatoes will reheat very well and can be used for leftovers or taken to BBQs where you have to bring a plate.
They are best served HOT!!
Serve your roast potatoes with chicken, fish, roast dishes or make the start of the show at festive events like Christmas!
These potatoes are a great alternative to a potato bake or skin on roast potatoes.
Duck Fat Roast Potatoes
- Baking dish
Duck Fat Roast Potatoes
- 1 kg potatoes Note 1
- 200 grams duck fat Note 2
- salt Note 3
Duck Fat Roast Potatoes
- Preheat your oven to 180°C / 350-375°F / Gas Mark 4-5
- Use a peeler to peel each potato and discard the skins
- Use a knife to cut the potatoes in half, then half again
- Bring a medium sized saucepan to the boil with salted water. Note 4
- Par boil the potatoes for 5 - 10 mins, they will be soft on the outside but still firm when pierced with a skewer.
- Pour duck fat into the base of a large baking dish, place this in the oven and allow to heat for 5 mins
- Use oven mits to remove the baking dish from the oven, place on a heat proof service then use tongs to place the potatoes one by one into the duck fat in a flat layer.
- Using oven mits again, place the baking dish back into the oven and bake for 20 mins.
- Remove from the oven again using oven mits, place on a heat proof surface, and use tongs to rotate each potato in the duck fat so that the other sides are coated. Return the baking dish to the oven for another 25 mins.
- Remove from the oven when the potatoes are golden brown and crunchy. Use tongs to remove each potato from the remaining duck fat and let drain.
- Sprinkle with salt and serve with gravy (optional)
- Note 1 I used Australian Garisma Potatoes. You can make more than 1kg of potatoes if needed, but for each 1kg, you will need 200 grams of duck fat for crisping and crunching.
- Note 2 The duck fat I use when making this recipe comes in a 200 gram tub. This is perfect as it is the right amount with no left overs. Look for it in the oils and spices section of the supermarket.
- Note 3 You will need salt for the water that the potatoes are boiled in as well as salt for serving.
- Note 4 I add a pinch of salt to the water, place the lid on my pot and bring it to the boil.
Potatoes are no doubt the BEST EVER side dish as they are cheap, easy and taste great.
This recipe is to give you an alternative to a couple of other potato dishes we have on the blog.
Serve them with your favourite chicken recipe, a Sunday roast or take to a picnic or BBQ.
Let me know if you have any questions, I would love to hear your feedback in the comments below.
I’ve got you covered for roasties and your potatoes are going to be the crispiest, crunchiest potatoes in the whole town!