Crunchy Fingerling Potatoes

These are perfection. Think of the duck fat as another magic elixir. This is a dish I have done on stories on my page but never turned into a recipe. Certainly, white potatoes scan be a food with no brakes. When I’m doing @Whole30, I enjoy white potatoes once a week. Remember this is a side dish, not an entree and great paired with a skirt steak and a green vegetable, or ideal with day-old leftover potatoes. The secret here in getting the potatoes crunchy is because they are cooked twice.

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Crunchy Fingerling Potatoes

  • Author: nocrumbsleft
  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 30 min
  • Total Time: 40 min
  • Yield: 4 servings


  • 2 lbs fingerling potatoes,
  • 2 Tbsp duck fat, or more if needed
  • 1 tsp salt


Pre-heat oven to 400°F.

Par-boil the potatoes for 5 minutes. Drain and let cool. Then cut the potatoes in half.

In a cast iron pan (or oven-safe pan) over medium heat, melt the duck fat to cover the bottom of the pan. Place the potatoes cut side down and sprinkle with salt.

Cook in the oven until brown and crispy, about 30 minutes.


The timing depends on the size of your potatoes. Start checking the potatoes at 20 minutes by pulling the pan out of the oven and looking at the underside of the potatoes.


15 thoughts on “Crunchy Fingerling Potatoes

  1. YUM!! Who needs fence fries??? These look amazing!

    1. Sooo good!

  2. I plan on making these! Delish

    1. They’re fab! Enjoy!

  3. I am making these. Gotta find duck fat

    1. Butcher shop, Trader Joe’s or Amazon.

  4. Where does one get duck fat?

    1. Butcher shop, Trader Joe’s, Amazon.

  5. Is there an alternative fat you could use for these? Thank you

    1. No, not if you want to get this flavor. This is a magic elixir and it won’t give you the richness of taste.

  6. What is your preferred brand of duck fat? And where’s the best place to get it?

    1. Any that i can find! 😀

    2. Your local butcher shop, Trader Joe’s, Amazon.

  7. I bought duck fat from thrive market just to make these potatoes and it was sooo worth it! I only made enough to fill my 10 in cast iron and we all wanted more. I’ll have to use a bigger pan next time. 🙂

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