Looking for tallow for fry making

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mistertawny
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Looking for tallow for fry making - Thu, 12/30/04 10:12 AM
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Okay I'm as fond as most of us here about the "old" McD fries. But I also like classic fish and chips (Liverpool style) and a few other fried foods. But to make them accurately you need beef tallow to fry in. Problem is finding food grade beef tallow for frying. Anybody know of a good mail order source? I have seen several soap place with it, but is it the same as used to cook with?????????? Help me please!

Maynerd
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RE: Looking for tallow for fry making - Thu, 12/30/04 10:35 AM
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I found this:

http://www.missionpeaksoap.com/Base_Oils_Quick.htm

Scroll to the bottom of the page for beef tallow. Runs $12.95 a gallon.

"All tropical oils listed here are food-quality and  professionally refined in the USA."

Don't know if that includes the beef tallow.

tmiles
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RE: Looking for tallow for fry making - Thu, 12/30/04 10:49 AM
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Maybe your local roadfood place could order some for you from Sysco? It would save on shipping costs.

enginecapt
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RE: Looking for tallow for fry making - Thu, 12/30/04 11:04 AM
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Or, you could do it yourself.

http://www.christianhomekeeper.com/tallow.html

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RE: Looking for tallow for fry making - Thu, 12/30/04 1:23 PM
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The Sundancer bought a beef roast that was top round and did not contain enough fat. I went to Food City which I believe is the only place in Knoxville that still cuts meat. I ask them for some beef fat and they gave it to me for free. I put it in the pan while I was roasting the beef and I got some nice beef gravy. Strange that I normally get this for free to feed the birds.

Paul E. Smith
Knoxville, TN

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RE: Looking for tallow for fry making - Thu, 12/30/04 1:31 PM
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I'd recommend rendering it yourself also. It's easy to do and yields a much better product with a long shelf life. As Sundancer has noted, many places will hand it over for free. Follow the method that the link above mentions and utilize the grain and gelatinous layers by mixing them with a 10 lb bag of bird seed. Your feathered friends will love you.