THESE CRISPY GARLIC POTATO FANS ARE DELICIOUS AND GARLICKY, PERFECT SERVED AS AN APPETIZER OR A SIDE DISH!
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These crispy garlic potato fans are deliciously crisp and chewy, with those amazing little caramelized garlic pieces. Simple, with only a few ingredients, but amazingly delicious, the secret ingredient to these potatoes is, surprise, surprise, duck fat. If you’ve read some of my other recipes, you know that I have been having a love affair with duck fat (shhhh…don’t tell my boyfriend). You can replace this with a fat of your choice, but I highly recommend the duck fat. It helps the potatoes crisp and adds umami flavor. I buy the duck fat at my local Sprouts, but if you are unable to find it, you can get it on Amazon by clicking the link below:
Start by preheating the oven to 375 degrees. Slice potatoes into fans 1/8″ to 1/4″ thick, leaving about 1/2″ at the bottom so the potatoes “fan” out. The thinner you slice the potatoes, the faster they will crisp.
Heat the duck fat, garlic and salt in a microwaveable dish until melted and drizzle on potatoes to coat all the slices. Feel free to adjust the amount of garlic and salt to your liking. I tend to under-salt now. Many a dish has been ruined by my heavy handed salting in the past. You can always add more, but never can you take away…. Trust me.
Bake for 45 minutes to one hour, depending on desired crispness. The cook time will also depend on how thinly you made your potato fans. Add additional time if you cut your fans thicker. And vice versa.
Remove from oven and let cool for a few minutes. Personally, I like to pull these potatoes apart with my fingers and eat them straight with my hands. But you can use a fork if you really want to….enjoy!
So, what do you think about the duck fat? How awesome is it? How did you like these crispy garlic potato fans?