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Old 09-26-2014, 06:08 PM   #1
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Duck fat, pricing feedback please.

Is $27 for a 7.5 pound tub of rendered duck fat a good deal? Never bought any before.

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Old 09-26-2014, 07:39 PM   #2
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I have no idea. Why don't you buy duck breasts and render the fat while you cook the duck?
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Old 09-26-2014, 07:43 PM   #3
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That's a lot of duck fat! Sounds like a pretty good deal to me. Do you have enough room to store it?
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Old 09-26-2014, 07:47 PM   #4
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I have no idea. Why don't you buy duck breasts and render the fat while you cook the duck?
Don't want to. Duck is okay but don't like it enough to get what I'll need for what I'm thinking of making.
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Old 09-26-2014, 07:48 PM   #5
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$3.60/Lb seems OK. Whatcha gonna do with it?
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Old 09-26-2014, 07:51 PM   #6
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That's a lot of duck fat! Sounds like a pretty good deal to me. Do you have enough room to store it?
Duck fat must be pretty dense. The container isn't a whole lot bigger than a bluebell gallon of ice cream, just MAYBE half again taller.
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Old 09-26-2014, 08:06 PM   #7
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$3.60/Lb seems OK. Whatcha gonna do with it?
Fries first and foremost, have always wanted to try them. Confits. It apparently can be used interchangeably with butter and is lower in saturated fats so can be used in biscuits, savory pastries, etc. It can also be frozen in portion sizes so can go in deep freeze. Been doing a little research before buying.
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Duck fat must be pretty dense. The container isn't a whole lot bigger than a bluebell gallon of ice cream, just MAYBE half again taller.
Sounds less dense than butter. There's 2 cups in 1 lb of butter, so 7.5 lbs of butter would be 15 cups, which is just short of a gallon.
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Old 09-26-2014, 11:12 PM   #9
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wabbit fat is disgusting. duck fat rulez!
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Old 09-27-2014, 12:32 AM   #10
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I wouldn't say it's as versatile as butter, but duck fat is really good for certain things. It's heavenly on roasted potatoes, and if you're a breakfast person, try frying eggs in it. Last night we had steaks on the grill. Before throwing them on, I melted a little duck fat in the microwave and brushed it on the meat. It created a nice brown, flavorful crust on those steaks.
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