"Discover Cooking, Discuss Life."

Go Back   Discuss Cooking - Cooking Forums > Recipes & Ingredients > Appetizers & Hors D'oeuvres
Click Here to Login
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 06-24-2011, 12:10 PM   #21
Chef Extraordinaire
 
CWS4322's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Rural Ottawa, Ontario
Posts: 13,466
Definitely. I prefer mallard, but then, there are those who would say that the wild duck has a stronger taste, I just find it tastes more like duck <g>. The meat has a different texture. Probably because the mallards have more muscle from all the flying they do...Now I'm wishing I'd ordered some ducklings...
__________________
I've got OCD--Obsessive Chicken Disorder!
https://www.discusscooking.com/forums...les-76125.html
CWS4322 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-24-2011, 12:22 PM   #22
Certified Pretend Chef
 
Andy M.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 46,790
Duck is a big favorite of mine. I've never had wild duck of any kind. Unfortunately, SO doesn't care for duck so I don't hae it very often. Once in a while I'll buy myself a boneless duck breast and pan roast it.
__________________
"If you want to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first create the universe." -Carl Sagan
Andy M. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-24-2011, 01:29 PM   #23
Master Chef
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Galena, IL
Posts: 7,970
When I am lucky enough to have it, I'll sautee virtually anything in it. We have a mallard "farm" near here, and the one time I bought it, it was so lean that it lacked flavor! Nothing like the duck you buy in the grocery.
Claire is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-24-2011, 01:38 PM   #24
Master Chef
 
Rocklobster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Ottawa Valley, Ontario, Canada
Posts: 6,446
Quote:
Originally Posted by Andy M. View Post
Duck is a big favorite of mine. I've never had wild duck of any kind. Unfortunately, SO doesn't care for duck so I don't hae it very often. Once in a while I'll buy myself a boneless duck breast and pan roast it.
'

C'mon up here, then. I live on the edge of a wetlands and for a couple of months a year I am woken up by thousands of the darned things every morning. You are more than welcome to have a couple of them. lol!
Rocklobster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-24-2011, 01:57 PM   #25
Certified Pretend Chef
 
Andy M.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 46,790
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rocklobster View Post
'

C'mon up here, then. I live on the edge of a wetlands and for a couple of months a year I am woken up by thousands of the darned things every morning. You are more than welcome to have a couple of them. lol!

Thanks for the offer, but if it involves getting up early and sitting in a cold wet duck blind for hours waiting for the critters to show up so I can shoot them, I'll pass.
__________________
"If you want to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first create the universe." -Carl Sagan
Andy M. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-24-2011, 07:31 PM   #26
Chef Extraordinaire
 
CWS4322's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Rural Ottawa, Ontario
Posts: 13,466
I'll pass, too. Been there, done that, didn't shot a duck, froze my butt off, and I think the t-shirt was tossed in the rag bag years ago. (Hey--I ran out in the rain to bring my hens into the barn because I didn't want them getting wet today--what makes you think I could shoot a duck?)
__________________
I've got OCD--Obsessive Chicken Disorder!
https://www.discusscooking.com/forums...les-76125.html
CWS4322 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-24-2011, 11:13 PM   #27
Ogress Supreme
 
PrincessFiona60's Avatar
Site Administrator
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Wyoming
Posts: 38,493
Quote:
Originally Posted by CWS4322 View Post
I'll pass, too. Been there, done that, didn't shot a duck, froze my butt off, and I think the t-shirt was tossed in the rag bag years ago. (Hey--I ran out in the rain to bring my hens into the barn because I didn't want them getting wet today--what makes you think I could shoot a duck?)
Did you become madder than a wet hen?
__________________
“There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.” - Albert Einstein
PrincessFiona60 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-25-2011, 07:42 AM   #28
Chef Extraordinaire
 
luckytrim's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: southeastern pa.
Posts: 13,601
Anne Burrell utilizes duck fat pretty regularly..........

Hash Brown Potatoes Recipe : Anne Burrell : Food Network
__________________
“Bad men need nothing more to accomplish their ends, than that good men should look on and do nothing.”
― John Stuart Mill
luckytrim is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-25-2011, 07:49 AM   #29
Chef Extraordinaire
 
pacanis's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: NW PA
Posts: 18,751
My hens love the rain.
__________________
Give us this day our daily bacon.
pacanis is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-25-2011, 08:20 PM   #30
Executive Chef
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: va by way of upstate ny
Posts: 4,428
my mom's gingerbread cookies were unsurpassed in our circle. she ended up baking them for all our friends because she didn't want to part with her secret recipe. anna's ginger thins are a close approximation to mom's ginger cookies. i still don't have a recipe for those marvelous, melt-in-your-mouth cookies, but i do know that the "secret" ingredient was duck fat. i'm not much of a baker, but it occurs to me that the duck fat might work marvels for many other cookie varieties as well. anyone out there brave enough to put it to the test?
vitauta is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-25-2011, 11:59 PM   #31
Executive Chef
 
Somebunny's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Blaine, Washington
Posts: 2,535
Quote:
Originally Posted by vitauta
my mom's gingerbread cookies were unsurpassed in our circle. she ended up baking them for all our friends because she didn't want to part with her secret recipe. anna's ginger thins are a close approximation to mom's ginger cookies. i still don't have a recipe for those marvelous, melt-in-your-mouth cookies, but i do know that the "secret" ingredient was duck fat. i'm not much of a baker, but it occurs to me that the duck fat might work marvels for many other cookie varieties as well. anyone out there brave enough to put it to the test?
Don't know about duck fat in cookies, but I do know that my MIL always made her pie pastry with chicken fat, I have done this as well. It makes a nice pie.
__________________
If you don't like the food, have more wine!
Somebunny is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-01-2011, 10:54 AM   #32
Executive Chef
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: va by way of upstate ny
Posts: 4,428
my shipment of duck fat is finally here! not to beat a dead horse i hope, talking about the pairing of potatoes and duck fat but...for those of you who have a special love for potatoes like i do, this is so worth doing: toss sliced potatoes (same thickness cuts) with sea salt, coarse black pepper, fresh or dried chives and one oz. m/l of rendered duck fat. place potatoes in baking pan in a single layer. bake uncovered in 450 degree oven for about 1/2 hour. the potatoes will get really brown and crisp if you let them. i personally prefer them soft with only minimally browned edges here and there. a simple, easy potato dish that truly shines. i am giddy with delight and feeling positively rich with my new stash of 1 1/2 oz. containers of duck fat. i already have great plans for them in my head - at this rate i'll soon need to order more.....
vitauta is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-01-2011, 11:34 AM   #33
Certified/Certifiable
 
Chief Longwind Of The North's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: USA,Michigan
Posts: 10,439
Gather large amounts of duck fat (50 gallons or so), bring to a boil (make very hot) and use it to disourage invading hordes from crossing your mote and trying to break down your door with a battering ram. This is usually done by pouring the hot oil from high above, on the castle walls, onto the invading horde.

Other than that, use it for duck comfit.

Seeeeeya; Goodweed of the North
__________________
“No amount of success outside the home can compensate for failure within the home…"

Check out my blog for the friendliest cooking instruction on the net. Go ahead. You know you want to.- https://gwnorthsfamilycookin.wordpress.com/
Chief Longwind Of The North is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-01-2011, 05:47 PM   #34
Executive Chef
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Mostly in my head
Posts: 2,601
Quote:
Originally Posted by PrincessFiona60 View Post
You mean you don't have a box of mac'n cheese for those that don't want the entree? They have to go OUT for dinner???
Normally we just make something else for the people who don't like what's made. Chicken or some such. But the hubby can't even stand the smell of duck. He worked in a factory where his job was to slaughter and clean mass numbers of them. He said it would take hours before he could get the smell out of his nose and the smell of duck, raw, cooking, cooked, still makes him nauseous. So in this case, yeah, he can go out for dinner with mom. Kind of like I'd never have my dad over to the house if I'd made something that made the whole place smell strongly of mint. Cleaning up after someone who's gotten ill doesn't exactly enhance the dining experience.
__________________
Just because something has a duck bill doesn't mean it's a platypus. It might just be a duck.
Roger Miller: You can't roller skate in a buffalo heard, but you can be happy if you've a mind to.
purple.alien.giraffe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-01-2011, 08:30 PM   #35
Master Chef
 
Sir_Loin_of_Beef's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Sandy Eggo
Posts: 9,210
Duk Fat? Isn't he the brother of the villian Wo Fat, on Hawaii Five-0?
__________________
I Luv Sandy Eggo!
Sir_Loin_of_Beef is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-01-2011, 11:07 PM   #36
Ogress Supreme
 
PrincessFiona60's Avatar
Site Administrator
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Wyoming
Posts: 38,493
Quote:
Originally Posted by purple.alien.giraffe View Post
Normally we just make something else for the people who don't like what's made. Chicken or some such. But the hubby can't even stand the smell of duck. He worked in a factory where his job was to slaughter and clean mass numbers of them. He said it would take hours before he could get the smell out of his nose and the smell of duck, raw, cooking, cooked, still makes him nauseous. So in this case, yeah, he can go out for dinner with mom. Kind of like I'd never have my dad over to the house if I'd made something that made the whole place smell strongly of mint. Cleaning up after someone who's gotten ill doesn't exactly enhance the dining experience.
I'd make sure they had enough cash for a really good dinner. I don't like those types of reactions.
__________________
“There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.” - Albert Einstein
PrincessFiona60 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-02-2011, 12:30 AM   #37
Executive Chef
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: va by way of upstate ny
Posts: 4,428
Quote:
Originally Posted by Goodweed of the North View Post
Gather large amounts of duck fat (50 gallons or so), bring to a boil (make very hot) and use it to disourage invading hordes from crossing your mote and trying to break down your door with a battering ram. This is usually done by pouring the hot oil from high above, on the castle walls, onto the invading horde.

Other than that, use it for duck comfit.

Seeeeeya; Goodweed of the North
how long should i cook the invaders to achieve nicely browned, medium-rare, dark meat roasts? my mother-in-law used to use boiling water as a cooking medium for preparing such uninvited scoundrels. she served them with her famous glutenous potato bread rolls, and saved her duck fat for her confit.
vitauta is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-02-2011, 06:42 AM   #38
Head Chef
 
tinlizzie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: SW Florida
Posts: 2,008
"What to do with duck fat" - Sufferin' succotash! Have you tried liposuction, Daffy?
__________________
No matter how simple it seems, it's complicated.
tinlizzie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-02-2011, 12:12 PM   #39
Ogress Supreme
 
PrincessFiona60's Avatar
Site Administrator
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Wyoming
Posts: 38,493
Quote:
Originally Posted by tinlizzie View Post
"What to do with duck fat" - Sufferin' succotash! Have you tried liposuction, Daffy?
__________________
“There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.” - Albert Einstein
PrincessFiona60 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-02-2011, 01:27 PM   #40
Chef Extraordinaire
 
Kayelle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: south central coast/California
Posts: 14,678
@ Lizzy........good one.
__________________
Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but rather by the moments that take our breath away.

Kayelle is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
duck, duck fat, fat, other

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:22 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.