Duck Fat Potatoes
- 3.5–4 lbs. potatoes, medium or large, Yukon Gold or Russet
- 1 tbsp salt
- 2 tbsp semolina
- 1.5 tsp kosher salt
- 7 oz duck fat
- 2 tsp rosemary, roughly chopped
- sea salt flakes
Peel the potatoes, then cut into 3 inch pieces.
Preheat oven to 450°F.
Par Boiling & Roughing up:
Add 1 tbsp salt and then the potatoes to a large pot of boiling water. Boil for 10 minutes.
Drain potatoes well.
After draining the potatoes well, return to the empty pot on the turned off stove and allow to “steam dry” for a few minutes.
Add 1.5 tsp salt and the semolina. Place lid on, then shake the pot up and down vigorously 5 to 7 times to rough up the surface.
Pour duck fat into heavy based metal roasting pan (not glass or ceramic).
Heat in oven for 5 to 7 minutes until it’s shimmering and very hot with little wisps of smoke.
Working quickly and carefully, remove pan from oven.
Transfer potatoes into the roasting pan (be careful), and turn to coat in fat. Then, arrange the potatoes cut face down.
Roast for 25 minutes. Turn potatoes, roast for another 15 minutes. Turn again, then roast for a final 10 to 15 minutes, or until deep golden and super crunchy.
Transfer to a warm serving bowl. Sprinkle with sea salt flakes and rosemary, serve immediately.
© Recipe courtesy of Nagi at RecipeTin Eats.
JULY WINE CLUB:
Killerman’s Run Cabernet Sauvignon
Clare Valley, South Australia
BOLD WINE STYLE
The aromas of blackberry, mocha, sage and French oak combine sweetly on the nose. The classic cassis and herbaceous notes carry through from the nose onto the palate, beautifully supported by fine grained tannins. Velvety texture finishing with black pepper and exotic spice.
Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon
Analysis: 14.0% alcohol / volume
Maturation: 16 months in new and seasoned French oak hogsheads
Winemaker: Peter Warr
Appellation: Clare Valley, South Australia, Australia
Pairing Recommendations: Slow Cooked Beef Brisket with a side of duck fat potatoes and greens
Critical Acclaim: 91 pts JamesSuckling.com; 90 pts Wine Spectator; 90 pts Robert Parker Wine Advocate
Named after a legendary Clare Valley squatter, Killerman, who planted and tended vines on a paddock adjoining the Kilikanoon property. As legend has it, Killerman made his own wines in a galvanized iron lean-to.
The grapes are sourced from the cool climate vineyards of the Clare Valley, South Australia. Hand-selected fruit parcels, maturation in new and older small French oak hogsheads for up to two years and attention to final blending has ensured a wine of great poise and balance.
Kilikanoon is a boutique Clare Valley winery founded in 1997 by Kevin Mitchell; it is known for producing regionally expressive, terroir-driven wines. The Kilikanoon property, featuring a circa 1860s stone cottage housing Kilikanoon’s tasting room, was originally settled by early English migrants who named it after a historic old mansion in Cornwall. When purchasing the historic property in 1997, the mature vineyards of Shiraz, Cabernet, Grenache and Riesling that had been planted by Kevin’s father, Mort in the 1960s, became a part of Kilikanoon, and now form the heart of the estate vineyards. Learn more here.
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