Duck Fat is a healthy cooking medium with many benefits as it contains healthy monounsaturated fat (which may help lower cholesterol) and omega-3’s (which may help reduce inflammation). It contains linoleic acid which is extremely beneficial for cells, both repairing and strengthening them. Health experts consider it a healthy alternative to frying foods in pork fat, beef fat or even butter! Duck Fat is high in beneficial unsaturated fats, and its chemical composition is closer to olive oil than to butter! Plus, it’s delicious.
Duck Fat can elevate so many recipes. It can be used alone or in combination with other high smoke point oils, such as safflower or peanut oil, which makes for fabulous deep-frying. It adds beautiful flavor to fried chicken, croquettes, beignets, breaded calamari, potato chips and french fries.
Use it instead of butter or olive oil to make roasted potatoes, drip over your popcorn, instead of butter for grilled cheese sandwiches, sautéeing vegetables like Brussels sprouts and mushrooms. If you usually slather your chicken with butter before roasting, try it with duck fat; not only will it add flavor, it will also make the skin crispier!
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