Duck meat is used in duck confit and braised duck by chefs and home cooks.
Per Duck Char, duck fat enhances the flavour and crispiness of foods like fried chicken
It has a rich flavour and a smoke point of 375 degrees Fahrenheit, making it ideal for deep-frying.
Food & Wine says duck fat adds a subtle decadence to fried chicken. As D'Artagnan explains, pros like duck fat for its silkiness and how it boosts fried recipes
Also applies to sides like french fries or vegetables and condiments like mayonnaise and salad dressings. So, it's versatile.
USDA recommends cooking meat to 165 degrees Fahrenheit before eating it.