Crispy Schmaltz Roasted Potatoes


Prep Time: 10 minsCook Time: 45 minsServings: 6


  1. Cut the chicken skin into pieces and in a nonstick medium-sized pan, add the chicken skin/fat, salt, and water.
  2. Spread the chicken skin/fat evenly across the bottom of the pan. Add the sliced onions on top and cook over medium heat for 10 minutes or until the schmaltz starts to render. Then stir every 5-10 minutes, until the skins get crispy and the fat is rendered.
  3. Remove the chicken skins, and strain the fat through a fine-mesh strainer, discard the onion. Chop the crispy chicken skins and set them aside until ready to use.
  4. Place the potatoes in a large bowl together with the schmaltz, garlic, herbs, salt, and pepper.
  5. Transfer the potatoes to a baking sheet and bake at 400 F (204 C).
  6. The potatoes should roast in the oven for about an hour until they are golden brown and crisp.
  7. Remove the potatoes from the oven, place in a serving dish, and garnish with freshly chopped parsley and the crispy chicken skins from before.
  8. Serve immediately. Enjoy!

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