Happy Duck Fat Tuesday!

It’s Mardi Gras, which means, of course, “Fat Tuesday.” It’s the last chance to let it all go before Lent begins. Traditionally, fatty, decadent and sweet foods are eaten on Mardi Gras, and much alcohol is imbibed. It’s the time to indulge before the ritual fasting of the Lenten season. In the past, Christians gave up all animal products for the duration, so the last day before that privation was a feast.

Whether you are fasting for Lent or not, Mardi Gras is a great time to join in the fun and eat with abandon.

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Let the good times roll with this recipes … made with duck fat or foie gras!

Duck Fat Focaccia Bread with Herbs & Sea Salt

Our duck fat makes deliciously rich focaccia bread. Topped with fresh herbs and flaky salt, it’s wonderful on its own, as a soup or salad accompaniment, or as the vehicle for your favorite sandwich fillings.

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Foie Gras Cream Puffs with Black Truffle

Generously filled with silky, truffle-studded foie gras, these crispy choux puffs make the perfect special occasion appetizer. Happy Mardi Foie Gras!

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Mini Duck Fat Fried Chicken & Bacon Waffles with Sriracha Honey

Indulge in duck fat fried chicken on a fluffy bacon waffle with a sweet & spicy drizzle! These petite portions are perfect for a party, but don’t wait too long  – plan a party for your mouth ASAP.

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Foie Gras Butter

This recipe is adapted from Jennifer McLagan’s excellent cookbook, Fat: An Appreciation of a Misunderstood Ingredient, which is on point for the Fat Tuesday theme. Try it spread on warm baguette, stirred into hot polenta or slathered on a ripe fig.

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Duck Fat Gaufrettes with Caviar

It may have a fancy sounding name, but a “gaufrette” is just a waffle-cut potato chip, en Français.  This easy recipe is anything but stuffy. Light, crispy potato chips fried in duck fat become the perfect perch for cool crème fraȋche and briny caviar. Laissez les bons temps rouler! 

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