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Duck Fat Roast Potatoes on a white plate with a small bowl of brown gravy
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Duck Fat Roast Potatoes

Duck Fat Roast Potatoes are crispy, crunchy potatoes and soft on the inside! This is an EASY recipe with only 3 ingredients for next level roast potatoes. 
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time55 mins
Total Time1 hr 5 mins
Course: Side Dish, Sides
Cuisine: Australian, International
Keyword: duck fat potatoes, roast potatoes
Servings: 8
Calories: 221kcal
Author: Adrianne


  • Saucepan
  • 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. 


Calories: 221kcal | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 25mg