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What fat do you bake whole potatoes in the oven with?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created December 03, 2011 at 8:00 PM

A lot of recipes call for olive oil, which I'm trying to avoid heating at 400 F.

I'm looking for alternatives to vegetable oils!

Have you tried or recommend butter, ghee, tallow, or lard?

I haven't tried with these other fats (though I use them in other cooking), but wanted to first see if others had success with them.

Thanks!

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on December 06, 2011
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I buy french duck fat from gascon. I have been trying to buy some wild ducks in hunting season but hunters are smart enough to eat them:)

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on December 06, 2011
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sounds delicious - do you render you own or buy it? Where do you buy it?

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I second this!!

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on December 04, 2011
at 04:40 AM

The duck fat definitely rules when it comes to potatoes.

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on December 04, 2011
at 09:03 AM

I don't use any fat - but I add lots of butter when it is cooked.

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on December 05, 2011
at 01:12 AM

I second this!!

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on December 03, 2011
at 08:50 PM

duck fat with some rosemary and garlic

98bf2ca7f8778c79cd3f6c962011cfdc

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on December 04, 2011
at 04:40 AM

The duck fat definitely rules when it comes to potatoes.

44348571d9bc70c02ac2975cc500f154

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on December 06, 2011
at 09:18 AM

I buy french duck fat from gascon. I have been trying to buy some wild ducks in hunting season but hunters are smart enough to eat them:)

8508fec4bae4a580d1e1b807058fee8e

(6259)

on December 06, 2011
at 02:30 AM

sounds delicious - do you render you own or buy it? Where do you buy it?

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on December 03, 2011
at 08:42 PM

Lamb fat with rosemary heated in is my go-to.

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on December 03, 2011
at 08:38 PM

I cover the potatoes in coconut oil and sprinkle on lots of salt, makes them nice and crispy!

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on December 03, 2011
at 08:05 PM

I usually cook at about 356F or 180C, I coat the outside with butter, salt, pepper, or you can try refined coconut oil. A medium sized potato takes about 60-70 minutes at that temperature. You can put garlic powder on the outside as well with the salt and pepper, if you like the skins it's delicious.

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on December 04, 2011
at 01:40 PM

I think any of the fats that you mention would work. I tend to use bacon fat because I usually have plenty of it (I save the rendered fat from making bacon) and it goes well with potatoes. For small potatoes, I render 1 tbsp or so of fat in a pan that can go in the oven, add a few whole cloves of garlic and maybe some rosemary, add the potatoes and roll them around and fry them for a minute or two to make sure they're well coated with the fat, then put them in the oven at 350F and roast until done.

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