Try bacon grease….
So, is the lard that is used in some of the really good Pennsylvania Potato Chips (like Dieffenbach’s, Good’s etc)and Faller’s pretzels, the Good lard or the Bad lard? The labels, of course, just say "lard". —Ken
Not that I would stop eating them if they are using the Bad lard…
I cook natural skin hot dogs in lard all the time its better than olive oil and butter. Not bad in a Wok either….Russ
Prepackaged batter? Whassat? Inquiring minds want to know!
I just cooked some chicken wings immersed in a prepackaged batter in manteca or lard. They were very good and the batter made a very good crust.
Paul E. Smith
I don’t know about the birds, but that’s where the leaf lard comes from.
It is pretty expensive also. Last I saw was $16.00 for two pounds. Apparently it is the fat around the kidney? That must be why birds prefer kidney suet?
Paul E. Smith
And the acme of all lard is leaf lard. Ask your butcher.
Well, I don’t know where Earl of Sandwich resides, but EVERY store here in LA carries "manteca". Buckets and pallets full. I’m not kidding. I don’t know where they get all this rendered pork fat, it must be a by-product of the intense interest in bacon cheeseburgers at Carl’s Jr, Wendy’s, and the like. Too bad those operations won’t cook their fries in beef tallow no ‘mo.
Earl of Sandwich
I didn’t realize lard was still available in stores until I saw it today at Jungle Jim’s. I was rather surprised.
Just last my co-worker was showing me a can of refried beans he had picked up at the 99 Cent Store. He said he hadn’t tasted any that good since he was a little boy. I looked at the ingredients and you guessed it! Lard and plenty of it. Mystery solved. He stocked up the next day.
there is nothing like really good butter and honey on a warm biscuit.
There is no equal substitute for lard in real southern biscuits and pie crusts !
My Mother used to always use lard in her pastry dough,then switched to Crisco when it came out.If the lard is fresh,it rocks.
BTW, the other day my Bro-in-Law mention how bad butter was and I told him that if you ate a whole stick it prolly would be bad for your health hahahaha but a teaspoon on toast isn’t gonna kill ya
I buy lard from a local farmer who raises heritage Berkshire pigs. Great stuff. It has a distinct flavor and it melts like nothing you can buy in a store. [:p]
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