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Ultra-Crispy Roast Potatoes

[Photographs: J. Kenji Lopez-Alt]

Note: For creamier potatoes with a slightly less crisp crust, substitute Yukon Gold potatoes for russets. Duck fat, turkey fat, or chicken fat will give the best results, but bacon fat or olive oil will work well.

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