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Goose Fat Roasted Potatoes Recipe

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Goose fat roasted potatoes are a delicious way to elevate your standard potato dish. The crispiness and rich flavor that goose fat provides make these potatoes simply irresistible.

By using goose fat, you can achieve perfectly golden and crunchy potatoes that are fluffy on the inside. The high smoking point of goose fat allows your potatoes to cook evenly without burning. Give this method a try and transform your next meal into a feast.

Exact Ingredients (+ Possible Substitutes)

For making goose fat roasted potatoes, you’ll need just a few ingredients. Here is what you need and some possible substitutes:

  • Potatoes: Use new potatoes or russet potatoes. New potatoes might be more tender, while russets will become very crispy.

  • Goose Fat: This is the star ingredient. You can find it in stores or online. If you don’t have goose fat, use duck fat or even olive oil as substitutes.

  • Salt: Essential for seasoning. Regular table salt or sea salt both work.

  • Pepper: Freshly ground black pepper is best. You can adjust it to taste.

Optional Ingredients

  • Fresh Herbs: Rosemary or thyme can add extra flavor. Add these to the boiling water or sprinkle on top before roasting.

  • Garlic: Whole cloves can be added to the roasting pan to infuse more flavor.

  • Parmigiano Reggiano: Grated cheese for a garnish if desired.

IngredientMain OptionPossible Substitutes
PotatoesNew PotatoesRusset Potatoes
Goose FatGoose FatDuck Fat, Olive Oil
SaltTable SaltSea Salt
PepperBlack Pepper(None)
Fresh Herbs (optional)Rosemary or Thyme(None)
Garlic (optional)Whole Cloves(None)
Parmigiano Reggiano (optional)Grated Cheese(None)

Using the right ingredients and possible substitutes can help you make the perfect goose fat roasted potatoes every time.


  1. Preheat your oven to 450°F (220°C, 200°C Fan, gas mark 6).

  2. Prepare the potatoes:

    • Peel and chop the potatoes into even-sized pieces, about quarters.
    • Place the potatoes in a large pot and cover them with cold water.
    • Add some salt and bring the water to a boil.
    • Reduce the heat and simmer for 5-7 minutes until the potatoes start to soften.
  3. Drain and shake:

    • Drain the water from the potatoes using a colander.
    • Place the potatoes back in the pot.
    • Add a tablespoon of flour, cover the pot with a lid, and shake it gently. This will roughen up the edges of the potatoes.
  4. Heat the goose fat:

    • While the potatoes are simmering, put 3 tablespoons (about 200g) of goose fat into a roasting pan.
    • Place the pan in the oven for about 15 minutes until the fat is hot and just starting to smoke.
  5. Roast the potatoes:

    • Carefully add the potatoes to the hot fat in the roasting pan. Be cautious to avoid any splatters.
    • Stir the potatoes gently to coat them with the goose fat.
    • Roast the potatoes in the oven for about 45 minutes, turning them halfway through to ensure they roast evenly.
  6. Check for crispiness:

    • When the potatoes are golden brown and crispy, remove them from the oven.
  7. Season and serve:

    • Sprinkle with salt and any desired herbs like rosemary or thyme.
    • Serve hot and enjoy your crispy, delicious goose fat roasted potatoes!

Tips, Tricks & Storing

Tips for Perfect Roasting

  • Preheat your oven: Start by preheating your oven to about 220°C (430°F) or 200°C (400°F) for fan ovens. A hot oven is key.
  • Use an even layer: Arrange the potatoes in a single layer in your roasting tin. This helps them cook evenly.
  • Turn them often: Turn the potatoes halfway through roasting to ensure even crispiness.

Tricks for Extra Crispiness

  • Parboil first: Boil your potatoes for about 5-10 minutes before roasting. This helps make the outside nice and fluffy.
  • Rough them up: After parboiling, give the potatoes a little shake in the pot to rough up the edges. This creates more surface area for crispiness.
  • Heat the fat: Make sure the goose fat is super hot before adding the potatoes. This helps them start crisping right away.

Storing Leftovers

  • Cool before storing: Let the potatoes cool completely before packing them away.
  • Refrigerate: Store them in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 days.
  • Freeze for later: If you want to keep them longer, you can freeze the roasted potatoes. Place them in a single layer on a baking sheet to freeze, then transfer to a freezer-safe bag.

Reheating Tips

  • Oven: Reheat leftover potatoes in the oven at 200°C (400°F) for about 15-20 minutes to keep them crispy.
  • Microwave: If you’re in a hurry, use the microwave, but they won’t be as crispy.

Using these tips and tricks, you can make sure your goose fat roasted potatoes are always a hit!

Recipe Variations & Serving Suggestions

For a flavor twist, you can add herbs and spices to your goose fat roasted potatoes. Rosemary, thyme, and garlic are popular choices. Simply toss the potatoes with these before roasting.

Parmesan cheese is another tasty option. Sprinkle it on the potatoes during the last 10 minutes of roasting. You’ll get a nice, cheesy crust.

For a bit of heat, add a pinch of chili flakes or paprika. Just mix these in with the goose fat before adding the potatoes.

Try using different types of potatoes such as Yukon Golds or Red Potatoes. Each type will give a slightly unique texture and flavor.

Serve your goose fat roasted potatoes hot and crispy. They go great with roasts, grilled meats, or even as part of a vegetarian meal.

Add a sprinkle of sea salt and freshly ground black pepper just before serving. This enhances the taste and adds a little crunch.

For a more substantial side, you can serve them with a dipping sauce. Options include aioli, sour cream and chive, or a simple garlic butter.

Presentation matters too. Garnish with a little fresh parsley or chives to make the dish look appealing.

Feel free to mix and match these ideas to suit your taste and the occasion. Enjoy!