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Top 5 Oscar Party Recipes

Looking for some finger foods for your Oscar viewing party? Here are our top nominees for tastiest appetizers this year. Try a few and see if they win any awards at your house. And be sure to share photos with us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.

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1. In the category of “Most Likely to Be Devoured First,” it’s duck wontons with spicy hoisin dipping sauce. Stuffed with our fully-cooked duck rillettes, these will fry up fast …  which is good because they will be eaten quickly! fried-duck-confit-wontons-appetizer-recipe

2. Simple to make but with complex flavors to delight the whole party, our French ham with pears and ricotta recipe benefits from a drizzle of truffle honey. But what doesn’t?

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3. What’s savory, sweet, salty, crispy and chewy? This easy recipe for bacon duck fat caramel popcorn. Why do we need both duck fat and bacon? Because it’s just better that way.

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4. Everybody loves fried chicken and waffles, but not everybody gets to enjoy duck fat fried chicken on a fluffy bacon waffle. With this high-end finger food, your party might just get a nod from the Academy of Fried Chicken.

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5. These phyllo triangles are stuffed with umami-rich mushrooms, herbs and crème fraîche.  And if that wasn’t tempting enough, they are topped with black truffle butter to make things all crispy, golden and tasty. Because at the Oscars, you want to be a little extra fancy.

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With these recipes your Oscar-viewing party is sure to be a smash hit!

Duck Fat 50: Ultimate Movie Night Popcorn

Movie night goes glam with this indulgent popcorn, cooked on the stove top. Because it’s so easy to pop this way, and it’s more fun than the microwave.  The duck fat gives it texture and a certain satisfying flavor, but the truffle butter takes it to another level. Serve it family-style, in a large bowl, or go for the in-theatre experience and use individual paper cones. But be warned: this popcorn is addictive.

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INGREDIENTS

  • ½ cup high-quality popcorn kernels
  • 3 tablespoons duck fat
  • 2 tablespoons black truffle oil
  • 3 tablespoons black truffle butter
  • ½ cup Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, grated super-fine
  • Big pinch of dried Herbs de Provence
  • Maldon sea salt, to taste

PREPARATION

1. In a small saucepan over medium-low heat, melt truffle butter. Remove from heat, add the truffle oil and set aside.

2.  Heat the duck fat and 1 popcorn kernel, over medium-high heat, in a large pot with a lid. As soon as the kernel pops, add the rest of the popcorn, cover the pot and shake over the heat—quickly moving the pot back and forth over the burner—until the popping stops.

3. Pour half of the popcorn into a large mixing bowl, removing any unpopped kernels. Drizzle half of the butter-oil mixture and sprinkle half of the cheese and herbs over the popcorn, tossing to evenly distribute. Repeat with the rest of popcorn. Season to taste with Malden salt and serve immediately.

Super Bowl Snacks D’Artagnan Style!

When the titans of football clash in the final game of the season, our passions tend to run high.  But there are some of us are more concerned with what we’ll eat during the game. (You know who you are!)  For these hardcore food fans, we have some inspiration to class up the party without wandering too far afield from the usual fare.

From truffles and Tarbais beans to mushrooms and merguez, we have found ways to infuse the classics with French accents and D’Artagnan flavors.  So get your game on and forget you ever heard of hummus and salsa.

Wild Mushroom Bacon Dip

Our Organic Chef’s Mix Mushrooms and Hickory Smoked Bacon are folded into a creamy base for a hearty, satisfying dip. Serve with lard-cooked kettle-style potato chips.

Truffled White Bean Dip

This super creamy bean dip has an earthy edge thanks to canned Summer Truffle Peelings and a smidge of Black Truffle Oil. Delicious with pita, flatbreads and crudités.

 

Basque Brochettes

These flavorful skewers highlight quintessential Basque flavors – shrimp, piment d’espelette and jambon de bayonne. Best of all, they’re party perfect in just 15 minutes.

 

Ultimate Truffle Popcorn

We think popcorn is best when popped the old fashioned way – in a big pot on the stove. We used duck fat (perfection!) then added Black Truffle Butter, Truffle Oil and the finest shreds of Parmigiano-Reggiano.

 

Lamb Merguez Sausage with Harissa Sauce

These spicy links can be charred on the grill or seared in a cast iron pan. The harissa sauce is traditional, as is mustard or aioli. Serve with your favorite full-bodied beer.

 

Game Stuffed Mushrooms

Any of our sausages will work in this super easy hors d’oeuvre. Make a lot, they go fast!

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We have some Super Bowl main dish ideas brewing… Come back tomorrow for the full rundown! And if you’ve got a great game day menu planned, give us a shout on Twitter or Facebook. We’d love to hear what you’re cooking!