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Upgrade Your Roasted Potatoes With Beef Drippings
Beef drippings, also known as tallow, were once used by British soldiers as a bread spread during World War II, when food was in short supply. Today, this flavorful beef fat is used in far more delicious ways, and if you have drippings left over from a beef roast, you should use them to flavor the potatoes served on the side.
A classic recipe from The Irish Times for potatoes with tallow calls for a tablespoon of beef drippings per pound of potatoes. To prepare them, heat the oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit, melt down the beef drippings in a baking tray, then coat the potatoes in the drippings and roast in the oven for 40 to 45 minutes.
Serious Eats explains that another way to use beef fat for potatoes is to boil the potatoes until softened, while heating the tallow with minced garlic and rosemary in a separate saucepan. Strain the garlic and herb-infused fat, use it to coat the potatoes, then roast them in the oven for a crispy and flavorful result.