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    Duck-fat roast potatoes

    • Vegetarian
    • Gluten Free
    • Christmas
    • Preparation time: 5 minutes
    • Cooking time: 1 hour 5 minutes
    • Total time: 1 hour 10 minutes

    Serves: 6-8

    Ingredients

    120g duck fat
    1.5kg floury potatoes (such as maris piper), peeled and cut into chunks 

    Method

    1. Preheat the oven to 180˚C, gas mark 4; put the fat in a roasting tin and heat in the oven. Put the potatoes in a pan and just cover with salted cold water. Bring to the boil, then reduce the heat and simmer for 5 minutes; drain. Leave in the pan for 2-3 minutes to steam-dry, then shake the pan to roughen them up.

    2. Carefully transfer the potatoes to the roasting tin, turning in the hot fat and leaving plenty of space between them. Sprinkle with sea salt. Roast for 30 minutes, turning halfway through.

    3. Turn up the oven to 220˚C, gas mark 7, and roast for 30 minutes more, turning halfway, until crisp and golden. 

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    This recipe first appeared in Waitrose Food, December 2017 issue. Download the Waitrose Food app for the full issue

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