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28 responses to “Duck Fat Hollandaise”

  1. jamie carlson

    That had never occurred to me to use duck fat in place of butter, you might be a genius.

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  3. Dawn (KitchenTravels)

    I actually like brunch food — when it is done well. The problem is there is far too much BAD brunch food out there. Nowadays, the only place I really like brunch is at home. But this? Yes, please!

  4. Dawn (KitchenTravels)

    p.s. – great styling and photo, Holly.

  5. Bumbling Bushman

    This … this … this cannot be! How in the world am I going to get this past my fat-phobic wife? Ah screw it! Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead!

  6. Laura

    Oh yeah – you have officially changed my world. Ima so gonna make blank-fat Hollandaise next time…

  7. MiraUncut

    Gorgeous plate. Those chilli threads make all the difference. I can imagine how good this is. Very nice 🙂

  8. Carolina Rig

    Hank, I think you need to add to your “Shop” link a personalized tee shirt asking, “Got Duck Fat?” I’m good for two orders.

  9. Sarah Galvin (All Our Fingers in the Pie)

    I have lots of duck fat in my freezer. Never thought to make hollandaise with it. But then I rarely make hollandaise. I will keep this idea in mind for next time.

  10. Michael

    Genius! I imagine that this would work with other sauces too? Inspires me to try making a beef fat or bacon fat bearnaise for steak instead of the usual butter based sauce.

  11. adele

    Duck fat hollandaise. That is brilliant.

    Love the styling in that photo!

  12. deana@lostpastremembered

    Great idea, Hank. I made fabulous puff pastry using duck fat and butter… came out beautifully. Will have to try this… have just read about Dutch Sauce, a version of hollandaise made with elderflower vinegar and cream… I think it could be very interesting with duck fat.

  13. Amelia from Z Tasty Life

    fantastic…one (revolutionary) change of ingredient…a whole different perspective. Very elegantly combined with the white asparagus.

  14. Cork @ Cork's Outdoors

    This great recipe reminds me how remiss I’d been last year in my waterfowl hunting…sniffle, sniffle… 😉

  15. Dave

    Damn, but that looks good! I can’t believe that I’m now going to start rendering and saving duck fat.

  16. Island Vittles

    I`m with you on thick gloppy brunches…and although I love a good, homemade hollandaise, your version is calling to me. Perhaps we`ll have a taste test one Sunday am…Theresa

  17. livermoron

    I’ve been saving and using duck/goosefat since the 70’s. Use it in all sorts of thing, from roasting and deepfrying to drizzling on warm spinach salad with duck (or bacon) cracklings in a vinaigrette.
    Potatoes deep-fried or roasted in duck fat are a revelation.

    Hope I run into you hunting animals, fish, or mushrooms. I live near Sutter Creek.
    Very interesting site.

  18. Jen

    I love the idea, and I can’t wait to try it with some of the fat from our home raised roosters and turkeys, but fat from wild ducks? I don’t think an entire day’s limit would render the duck fat for this recipe. Maybe California ducks are different than Oregon ducks, but my experience is that wild ducks are extremely lean.

  19. livermoron

    The turkeys are everywhere! Saw the largest one in my life crossing Ridge Rd. like he owned it. Any recommendations on getting started turkey hunting?
    I have de-boned and stuffed turkeys and geese and it is a ton of fun. Stuffed the goose with sauerkraut, caraway, grapes, currants, and raisins then reformed it. Made a stock reduction from the bones and deglazed with Riesling. Served with homemade (of course!) Spaetzle.
    Like I was in Alsace.

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  21. Marshall from Rangeland

    Everytime I look at that picture it reminds me of catching shrimp in north carolina.


    Holy Smokes! I place duck, and especially it’s delicious fat, high upon my culinary pedestal. And it is for this very reason. That looks so good it should be a crime to make it (well, it is to those darn vegans 🙂 ). I’m going to make this and post it sometime in the future.

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  24. Trey W

    Wow, just came across this one and I HAVE to try it!! This got me thinking… Have you ever experimented with Duck Fat Mayonnaise?

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