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Who Loves Lard?

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by GLWyandotte, Jun 19, 2012.

  1. GLWyandotte

    GLWyandotte Señor Member

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    I've been getting mine from the local Mexican market. I get a deli quart-sized container of freshly rendered lard for under $3.

    The other night I made Greek Coney sauce with lard. OMG was it great! Nice smokey flavor, creamy texture.
    I use it for tamales, and tonight was biscuits and gravy. My venison sausage is super lean, so I fried it in lard, threw in the flour, milk and black pepper. My family freaked.
    Sometimes I fry our fresh eggs in a bit of lard in a non-stick pan. It doesn't get any better!

    Anybody else lovin the lard?
    :eat:
     
  2. dango

    dango

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    It's great for cooking but you don't see it around much.
     

  3. glock_19guy1983

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    If you count bacon grease as lard then yes. Hard to beat an egg fried in bacon grease. Adding some bacon grease to popcorn oil Makes AWESOME popcorn.
     
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    I can visualize my dad's mom scooping out a white spoon full of lard to fry up some fried green tomatoes or hoe cakes. Man those were good meals. Thanks for the memories!
     
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    We save our bacon grease in a coffee cup stashed in the fridge. Don't know why a coffee cup except it's always been that way.
     
  6. Z71bill

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    When I was a kid - say in the 60's - my mom fried everything in lard -

    Far as I know everyone did -

    So why are there so many more lard-asses now?
     
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    I've recently begun saving the grease of bacon and sausage for coking. Swapped a recipe calling for margerine the other night with some grease. Much better. When you think about it, we spend money on crisco and vegetable oil but then throw out bacon grease. We've been trained to be good little consumers.
     
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    Huge fast food portions, corn syrup and preservatives and chemicals in everything, too much TV and Internet, riding lawn mowers, vinyl siding, etc, etc.

    The conveniences and indulgences of today are making us fat slobs.
     
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    stevelyn NRA Life Member

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    Lard or bacon grease.
     
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    robin303 Helicopter Nut

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    Bacon grease here and olive oil.
     
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    Can't make tamales or fresh flour tortillas without lard. Just made a big batch of dough for tortillas in the morning before work.:eat:
     
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    As a kid we used lard (Crisco) to cook. Since we were poor we also used it as a substitute for Brylcream (sp) - a little dab will do ya.
     
  13. Kevin108

    Kevin108 THIS IS IN ALL CAPS

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    :rofl: How does vinyl siding fit into the rest of that? People don't have to paint their houses every couple of years now?
     
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    ilgunguygt Enslaved in IL

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    Crisco is NOT lard. Crisco is vegitable shortening.
     
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    Isn't that your grandma? :supergrin:

    It's like the scene in My Cousin Vinney where they order 'breakfast' and the cook puts a heapin' spoonful of lard on the griddle.
     
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    In 1947 while living in Nebraska, we would butcher two hogs in November and salt the meat down. It was my job, even though young, to put all the fat in a pot and render it down into lard. Once done it was poured into cans and left to harden..Lard, pure and everything that could be fried or baked was done with lard..
     
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    wrczx3 Jerry

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    I lube my guns with lard.:supergrin:
     
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    I use a soap that is made from just lard and lye. And I cook with bacon grease frequently. Love it!
     
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    Frying things in lard makes them Yum-O:eat:
     
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    Yep Crisco is not lard. It is a vegetable substitute us modern 70's/80's folks used. And we used tons of it. Seems like we would go through one of those big cans every week. And there was a Crisco commercial on tv during every popular prime time show. Don't see Crisco commercials anymore. For that matter hardly see any vegetable oil/shortening commercials anymore. They used to be very frequent.



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