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Where to buy duck fat for confit
I am intended to do confit duck. However, I will probably need a fair bit of duck fat to do the deed. Anyone know of a shop I can get it for a reasonable price? Yes, I know you can buy in supermarkets...but anyone know which is cheapest. Please???
A true confit of duck or goose is the bird cooked in its OWN FAT -non added. joint the duck or ducks leaving it on the bone (or use just legs and thighs) and pack very tightly layering with a little salt and pepper and a few herbs if you want, in a casserole dish with a lid. Butter some grease proof paper and press down tightly onto duck in casserole -don't add any water to casserole. Put lid on dish and cook for 3-4 hours at 140C then leave overnight in oven without opening door. Next day you can remove pieces of duck, put them on a wire rack and reheat in a hot 225c oven until skin is crisped up - they are even better left a few days in their own fat in the fridge. This is a recipe from my French relatives and works with goose as well.
Thanks pond. I wish I had acted on your answer sooner than I did. My local butcher had a 3K pot of duck fat for £10. They had just sold the last one on Friday, when I went in on Saturday. Sainsbury sell it in 250g pots for £2 each!! I bought 3 which was enough for the recipe. But really!!! that is a heck of a price hike. I made the confit and it was delicious.