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salindgren

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LARD, baby, LARD! Thu, 01/24/08 9:43 PM (permalink)
Ah, well, in talking about REAL french fries, I'm wondering about using lard for this dirty job. Check the Wikipedia page on good old lard. It's actually healthier than butter.
Now, here's something cute: Don't like lard, but like Jiffy Corn Muffins? Read your package! Wake up and smell the lard!
-Scott Lindgren
 
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    MilwFoodlovers

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    RE: LARD, baby, LARD! Thu, 01/24/08 10:06 PM (permalink)
    God lard and bad lard and there is a big huge difference. Render it yourself and it's good lard; very healthy actually. Buy hydrogenated lard and pick out a cardiologist for future meetings. http://www.foodandwine.com/articles/lard-the-new-health-food
     
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      doggydaddy

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      RE: LARD, baby, LARD! Thu, 01/24/08 10:14 PM (permalink)
      quote:
      Originally posted by salindgren

      Ah, well, in talking about REAL french fries, I'm wondering about using lard for this dirty job. Check the Wikipedia page on good old lard. It's actually healthier than butter.
      Now, here's something cute: Don't like lard, but like Jiffy Corn Muffins? Read your package! Wake up and smell the lard!
      -Scott Lindgren


      It's so funny that you mention lard. For the first time in my life I bought some for making a pastry dough for my turkey pot pie. It made for a flaky crust. The price of the stuff amazed me as it was only $1.49 a LB. It is the cheapest fat per pound that I know of.
      I have future plans for using it for tamales. Maybe I will make flour tortillas too, but I don't have a tortilla press. I suspect that using a rolling pin will work.

      mark
       
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        salindgren

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        RE: LARD, baby, LARD! Thu, 01/24/08 10:30 PM (permalink)
        Alright, so... What am I looking at in the Latino markets? Good or bad? This stuff, here in LA, is sold in giant blocks, roughly cut up, wrapped in saran wrap, averaging a couple of pounds. They are calling for refrigeration, so I assume it is not hydrogenated, yes? And it's $.79 per pound. Hello. The big question for me is: Will this make tasty REAL french fries, or is it only intended for refried beans?
        -Scott Lindgren scottlindgren@netzero.net
         
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          Bushie

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          RE: LARD, baby, LARD! Thu, 01/24/08 10:35 PM (permalink)
          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.
           
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            pamelakrest

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            RE: LARD, baby, LARD! Thu, 01/24/08 10:39 PM (permalink)
            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
            (((huggs)))
            Pamela
             
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              iqdiva

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              RE: LARD, baby, LARD! Thu, 01/24/08 10:55 PM (permalink)
              There is no equal substitute for lard in real southern biscuits and pie crusts !
               
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                gofoodracer

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                RE: LARD, baby, LARD! Thu, 01/24/08 11:05 PM (permalink)
                quote:
                Originally posted by pamelakrest

                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
                (((huggs)))
                Pamela




                yummmmmmmmmmm buuutttteeeerrrr.

                there is nothing like really good butter and honey on a warm biscuit.
                 
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                  rptyper

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                  • Location: Saugus, CA
                  RE: LARD, baby, LARD! Thu, 01/24/08 11:16 PM (permalink)
                  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.
                   
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                    Earl of Sandwich

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                    RE: LARD, baby, LARD! Fri, 01/25/08 8:52 PM (permalink)
                    I didn't realize lard was still available in stores until I saw it today at Jungle Jim's. I was rather surprised.
                     
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                      salindgren

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                      RE: LARD, baby, LARD! Sat, 01/26/08 1:09 AM (permalink)
                      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.
                      -Scott Lindgren
                       
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                        enginecapt

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                        RE: LARD, baby, LARD! Mon, 01/28/08 9:19 AM (permalink)
                        And the acme of all lard is leaf lard. Ask your butcher.
                         
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                          Sundancer7

                          RE: LARD, baby, LARD! Mon, 01/28/08 11:09 AM (permalink)
                          quote:
                          Originally posted by enginecapt

                          And the acme of all lard is leaf lard. Ask your butcher.


                          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
                          Knoxville, TN
                           
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                            enginecapt

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                            RE: LARD, baby, LARD! Mon, 01/28/08 12:23 PM (permalink)
                            I don't know about the birds, but that's where the leaf lard comes from.
                             
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                              Sundancer7

                              RE: LARD, baby, LARD! Mon, 01/28/08 2:12 PM (permalink)
                              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
                              Knoxville, TN
                               
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                                MiamiDon

                                RE: LARD, baby, LARD! Mon, 01/28/08 8:20 PM (permalink)
                                quote:
                                Originally posted by Sundancer7

                                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
                                Knoxville, TN


                                Prepackaged batter? Whassat? Inquiring minds want to know!
                                 
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                                  Russ Jackson

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                                  RE: LARD, baby, LARD! Mon, 01/28/08 8:39 PM (permalink)
                                  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
                                   
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                                    ken8038

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                                    RE: LARD, baby, LARD! Tue, 01/29/08 12:48 PM (permalink)
                                    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...
                                     
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                                      enginecapt

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                                      RE: LARD, baby, LARD! Tue, 02/5/08 5:52 AM (permalink)
                                      quote:
                                      Originally posted by Russ Jackson

                                      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

                                      Try bacon grease....
                                       
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