With all the rich and decadent football party food I’ve been
sharing lately, I’d thought I’d take a little break, and post a nice, simple
green vegetable side dish. Of
course, these beautiful roasted Brussels sprouts were just a prop so I could demonstrate using leftover duck fat, but still.
undoubtedly heard them going off on the virtues of duck fat. They mostly pontificate
on its deep, palate-coating richness, which is true; but they also like to point
out the health benefits. That part is a little cloudy…you know, like saturated
fat when it cools down.
is higher in oleic acid, the stuff that makes olive oil so popular with the
healthy eating gurus, but make no mistake, this is still an animal fat, and
should be used in moderation. The good news: “in moderation” totally works!
turn some sleepy vegetables into something much more special. As I mention in
the video, bacon grease will make a fine (and even more flavorful) substitute,
but if you do cook duck, saving the leftover fat is nothing short of mandatory.
I hope you give this technique a try soon. Enjoy!
2-3 tablespoons per pound of sprouts)
firm, about 15-20 minutes