Duck Fat-Roasted Potatoes
Why This Recipe Works
Our crispy roasted potatoes are made with Yukon Golds, which give us the best balance of creamy interior and crisp exterior. Duck fat provides unmatched flavor and richness. We peel them for maximum surface area and roast them on a sheet pan on the top shelf of a hot oven to cook them from all sides at once. We boil them briefly in a mild baking soda bath, which degrades the pectin in the spuds’ exterior, and then rough them up in the pot to create a starchy paste that transforms into a crispy shell in the heat of the oven. And we use an easy but effective scrape-and-toss approach rather than turn them one at a time.