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Old 02-02-2010, 08:45 PM   #1
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Goose fat

the local grocer is selling containers of goose fat. & they're not cheap.
other than a Chef instructor that would deep-fry foods in that, i've not known another that used duck fat. (i'm still puzzling over where he got enough goose drippings for a fryer.)
i'm uncertain where i'd use goose fat. for shallow-frying? flavoring food?
info would be greatly appreciated.
would buying a goose & roasting him be more more feasible for obtainig drippings?

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Old 02-02-2010, 10:03 PM   #2
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I haven't seen containers of goose fat in my neck of the woods Luvs. I have saved and used duck fat in the past for frying potatoes, but have never tried goose fat before. Last week, I saved some chicken fat, (shmaltz maybe?) I'm still trying to figure out what to do with that!
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Old 02-02-2010, 10:22 PM   #3
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he-he, another local sells shmaltz, i went for 1, then decided i'd render fat from my own chix.
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Old 02-02-2010, 11:08 PM   #4
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Baking

Try using it as a replacment for butter in baking. I made a jalapeno chedder cornbread once with duck fat and it was amazing, also you can use it to make a hollandaise or anything else that would use butter.
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Old 02-02-2010, 11:51 PM   #5
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One of the best uses for goose fat is for making duck confit and pork confit.
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Old 02-03-2010, 07:57 AM   #6
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Luvs, I use goose fat when I'm oven roasting potatoes. Gives it an extra flavour. I also crush some garlic cloves and spread those around the tray they sit on. Good stuff :D.
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Old 02-03-2010, 09:50 AM   #7
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One of the best uses is in exchange for butter when roasting vegetables. One book that may help you out is Fat by McClellen.
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Nathalie DuPree suggested sauteing bread (toast-like) in the goose fat to go with soup. We did it, and MAN! was it ever delicious.
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Old 02-04-2010, 05:54 AM   #9
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ChefJune - I've never thought of that one before, cheers for the heads up, will try that one tonight!
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It's used a lot in the UK at Christmas for roasting potatoes, they are delicious roasted in goose fat.
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