Quick background: I am paleo and I strictly watch the quality of my animal products. My wife is not. I cook at home so she eats what I cook. Except when I use lard. . . She can eat breaded and deep fried boneless wings drenched in hot sauce... (more)
I have a cookie recipe that calls for lard as the fat. It's a shortbread-style cookie. I'm still fairly new at paleo, so my question my or may not have an obvious answer. Instead of going out and purchasing lard or rendering my own from pork... (more)
Lo and behold I come bearing actual help: http://www.cattletoday.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=28&t=54446 http://cooking.stackexchange.com/questions/18975/rendered-pork-fat-vs-lard-vs-bacon-fat
I'm interested in trying a lower carb diet. The problem is I have to replace those calories with fat and I'm struggling alot with that. I don't want butter/ghee because I'm avoiding dairy, and coconut oil makes me nauseous even in tiny amounts... (more)
Hi, Paleos. When I cook a pork chop, lamb's leg, or chicken etc, am I meant to eat the skin, the rind, the fatty bits? This is where I am getting mighty confused about Paleo and weight loss, good fat and bad fat. Thanks a bundle E (more)
As an example, let me compare lard to refined olive oil. Both have sufficiently high smoke points to make them seemingly suitable for frying. It seems most here (especially if the source is a pastured pig) seem to agree that frying in lard is... (more)
enter code hereI want to eat bacon, but it has a strong smell of pork that people in my house hates the smell of the bacon. There is a way to fry or cook the bacon without smoke (smell) at all?
I'm new at using lard. The only lard I've seen here in Switzerland is shelf-stable, soft and creamy, and odorless/tasteless. I thought it was simply RBD but now I'm wondering if it's also hydrogenated. Wouldn't a hydrogenated lard be completely... (more)
The box would say if it was hydrogenated. Lard usually isn't, as things are usually hydrogenated to make items solid at room temperature, and lard is a saturated fat, so it is naturally solid at room temperature. By solid, I don't mean necessarily... (more)
In other words which animal fat will give me the most bang for my buck? Might these animal fats have more vitamins than Grass-fed butter: hog lard, duck fat, buffalo lard, tallow, schmaltz? Is grass-fed butter really worth the price? Are... (more)
Pastured butter has some vitamin A and a little vitamin E. But you can get a lot more of both of those from other foods. It also contains K-2, which is hard to get from other foods. Pastured dairy is about the best source. It consists primarily of... (more)
I live in Nairobi, where there's an interesting variety of meats that you can't find elsewhere, but also a huge absence of easily available meats and meat by-products stateside. I recently found a guy who delivers all manner of German products,... (more)
I just shallow fried in some lard that I had used for deep-frying before. I noticed after eating that I got some symptoms like I usually only get when I'm stupid enough to eat something fried in rancid seed oil at someones home. My nose clogging... (more)
Hi hackers, I've conducted a small personal experiment and only ate one type of fat along with my meals - each for 2 weeks. Using cornometer, I made sure the calories were virtually the same. Results: Olive oil: Great energy, warm... (more)
Rendering beef fat or pork fat yields tallow or lard and cracklings. Does anyone know what the structural difference between the crunchy cracklings and heated liquid fat is reflecting? Is it a more saturated situation? Are there going to be... (more)
H-Mart in Catonsville is a good choice. They have all sorts of cuts of meat, seafood, and crazy produce. While not all organic or grass-fed, they've got good stuff cheap. I've also been pretty successful at most of the farmer's markets.
I used to only use oil but for the past few months I have been using a mixture of pork lard, olive oil, and urefined beeswax. Lol I know I might get this question and yes I do smell like lard, but I use it at night time or if I'm staying home. Do... (more)
Does anyone have a recipe for this? I saw it as part of a two day pig butchering course in NYC (http://rec.iceculinary.com/Courses/Detail/14229 ) and it sounds delicious! The only hint it gives is "whipped, seasoned pig fat.". A search online... (more)
Reach out to ICE or the chef, I see via the link that all the info is given so you can track them down easily. If they are like any of the chefs I know - the recipe, or something close, will be given to you. If you want to make at home, a great... (more)
Yesterday I bought a couple of pounds of pork fat from my local Whole Foods. I cut it up into little cubes and baked it in a casserole dish for an hour at 200 degrees (I wanted to keep the temperature low because I couldn't attend to it the first... (more)
for people who have tried cooking with lard and tallow - which do u prefer and for what reasons? just taste or there's some nutritional different between them? i've rendered my own lard, tallow, and sheep fat. i hated rendered sheep fat - it... (more)
hi, new to this and my first question :) i hear a lot of people saying that eating pork belly (with its fat) daily/regularly makes them feel "happy". i'm assuming it's the fatty acids in the pork belly eventually making its way to provide good... (more)
i bought some grass fed beef dripping here in the uk.. but can someone explain to me what is the difference between dripping and lard and tallow.. layman's terms please :D..
I've ditched all vegetable oils and fry with the bacon grease I gather when I panfry my bacon. However, since I don't eat bacon everday, I have a limited supply of this. Any lard or beef tallow that can be purchased readily from stores that... (more)
Do you have access to a good butcher? Tallow, lard etc are usually available there. Source a good one that practices sustainable farming (grass-fed, pastured), and get all your meat products there.
Hi all. I am wondering if the ~10% PUFA content of Lard/Pork fat is really a concern inflammation-wise? Assume the beast was raised in the most wretched conditions and that it was stuffed with grain and soy...does it amount to a dietary concern if... (more)
I generally use olive or peanut oil for saut??ing and pan-frying. Being a lard newbie, I recently started using fresh lard in place of the oils, and ... well, there's this odor. When the lard is hot in the pan, it gives off a very strong,... (more)
Use lower heat. We get that smell when the lard starts to smoke.
I think I might make the transition to cooking with lard or some sort of other animal fat instead of oils--party due to low smoke point and partly just to gross out my paleo-skeptical roommates by using lard. So: -Are there any things to be... (more)
In the midst of researching phytosterol contents of various oils and nuts I came across this article: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21072805 "The isotopic values for these oils, with one exception, formed a tight cluster between ruminant... (more)
Olive oil is probably one of the oldest vegetable oils. According to wikipedia: . The earliest surviving olive oil amphorae date to 3500 BC (Early Minoan times), though the production of olive is assumed to have started before 4000 BC. An... (more)