While butter and oils are common cooking ingredients, various other options can add flavor and nutrition to your dishes. Duck fat, in particular, has a rich flavor and a beautiful golden hue that would otherwise be difficult to achieve. Duck fat is a popular addition to fried or roasted potatoes, but it can also be used in croquettes, pie crusts, and even popcorn. For recipes that call for a high cooking temperature, many people prefer it.
Duck confit, a popular dish in many cultures, is made from salt-cured duck legs.