Duck Fat Potato Salad

Back at it again with a recipe from Antoni’s cookbook. I made this recipe for Memorial day, so I am just a few weeks late but that’s okay. You can use this recipe as a side for just about any family get together. And duck fat is involved, so you don’t want to miss out. I was a bit concerned about where to get duck fat, but you can actually get some at your local Wal-Mart, the company is called FatWorks. Like ew, gross, wal-mart I know, but it’s duck fat so get over it and just go. This is a potato salad that is tossed in a dressing and served with a yogurt size that you can plop on top!

Ingredients

  • 2 LBS Fingerling Potatoes, scrubbed and cut length-wise in half [I quartered mine to make for bite-sized pieces]
  • 2 TBSP Duck Fat, at room temp [can also use Olive Oil]
  • Salt + Pepper
  • 6 oz Thick-Sliced Pancetta/Bacon, cut into cubes
  • 3 TBSP Coarsely Chopped Tarragon

Dressing

  • 1/4 Cup Extra-Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 TBSP Red Wine Vinegar
  • 2 TSP Grainy Dijon Mustard
  • 1 3/4 TSP Fresh Lemon Juice
  • 1 1/2 TSP Honey
  • 1/4 Salt
  • 1/4 TSP Pepper

Yogurt

  • 1 1/2 Cups Whole-Milk Greek Yogurt
  • 2 TSP Grated Lemon Zest
  • 1 1/4 TSP Fresh Lemon Juice
  • 1/4 TSP Salt
  • 1/8 TSP Freshly Ground Black Pepper

Let’s Get Cooking

To start the potatoes, cut them and preheat the oven to 425F with the rack in the middle. Place the cut potatoes into a bowl and toss with the duck fat + salt. Place the potatoes on a baking sheet, cut-size down, and leave space in-between to let the potatoes crisp up. Cook for about 25-30 minutes, getting the potatoes nice and brown and crispy.

Place the pancetta/bacon in a large skillet over MED-HIGH heat cooking until golden and crispy, 8-12 minutes. Transfer to paper towels to drain.

In large bowl, whisk together all of the ingredients for the dressing until well combined.

In another bowl, stir together the ingredients for the yogurt sauce.

When the potatoes are nice and crispy transfer them into the bowl with the dressing and toss. Add in the pancetta/bacon + tarragon + salt + pepper.

Serve warm or at room temp with the yogurt on the side. This salad is so luxurious from the duck fat you’ll keep sneaking your fingers to grab a potato before the meal is served.

Made with Love,

Hannah

Hannah’s Chicken Salad

A picnic classic that just about everyone has their own version of. It’s the perfect meal to pair with warm weather and a crisp white wine. Make this as a bunch, or single serving, and serve on your choice of bread. I like croissants, but that’s just me.

Ingredients

  • 1 Granny Smith Apple, diced into bite-sized pieces
  • 1 Rotisserie Chicken, both white and dark meat shredded [save bones to make broth]
  • 1/4 Cup Craisins, finely diced
  • 1/4 Cup Celery, finely diced
  • 3 TBSP Olive Oil Mayo [to start, add more if needed]
  • 1 TBSP Dill
  • Salt + Pepper

Let’s Get Cooking

Start off by taking all the meat off the chicken, shredding it along the way. If you’d like save the bones to make stock.

Dice the apple + celery + craisins and add in with the chicken.

Add in the mayo, stirring to make sure it is well incorporated.

Add in the dill + salt + pepper and mix. If needed add extra mayo now.

Now you have chicken salad!

Serve on a croissant, with crackers, I love it with potato chips as well.

Made with Love,

Hannah