Post by mdtreehugger on Apr 25, 2017 7:48:28 GMT -5
Every couple of years I like to raise a small batch of meat ducks. I really like cooking with duck fat and wild ducks just dont provide enough for my needs. I recently ran out of duck fat so I figured this year it was time to replenish. I had been planning on ordering ducks soon, but just happened on to some at the local Tractor Supply for 50 cents a piece. Couldn't pass that deal up so I came home with 10.
Interesting, I cannot stand the smell of duck fat, I couldn't imagine cooking with it. Maybe having to flesh that stinky snot off of so many duck skins for mounts is the reason. Good luck, I wish you great success on the quackers.
Post by mdtreehugger on Apr 27, 2017 8:17:30 GMT -5
Domestic duck fat smells nothing like wild duck fat. Fat takes on the flavor of what the animal eats, wild ducks tend to eat a lot of stinky aquatic life and vegetation. Domestic ducks eat grain, grass, and bugs. Therefore there fat is much milder, while still being slightly ducky in flavor. I promise you there is not much better eating than a bunch of taters fried in duck fat.