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originally posted by: Flyingclaydisk
Sunday night I roasted a duck for dinner. Just a straight-up roasted duck without all the funky sauces (orange, et. al). Just some salt, pepper, paprika (and the inside stuffed with some apple slices, onion and garlic...oh, and some thyme). The duck came out fantastic (a real keeper), and it vanished in one serving. However, as good as the duck was, it's not the point of this story / recipe.
Duck renders off a lot of fat when roasted (particularly when you score the skin like I did). I was planning on roasting the duck in the Le Creuset dutch oven, but I didn't want the duck to roast down in its own fat (too greasy), and a regular baking rack won't fit inside the Le Creuset. So, to get it the duck up off the bottom of the dutch oven I decided to cut up a bunch of Yukon Gold potatoes and use that as a trivet/rack. With my plan, the potatoes were just sacrificial and I was going to toss them afterwards (I had steamed fresh beans and rice to go with the duck).
Well, as I noted, the duck came out perfectly. Cleaning up, I just decided to save the duck fat soaked roasted taters..."just in case". I thought I might use them for something. Fast forward to yesterday morning; I popped open the fridge hungry for something, but not knowing what. Those taters kept calling me from the shelf. So I grabbed them and thought, what the heck, right?
Popped a few of those taters onto a paper plate and stuck them in the nuke box for about a minute and a half, got them nice and steamy. Added some salt and black pepper, and...OH MAN!! Are those potatoes GOOD!!! The duck fat, spices from the bird, and some of the onion from inside, flavored those potatoes like nobody's business! Absolutely out-of-this-world!! Best breakfast I could have ever imagined!
Had some of the rest of them this morning for breakfast also. Doesn't even need any eggs (or anything else for that matter) to go with them, just straight-up potatoes. Next time you roast a duck I highly recommend this easy little trick!