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Anyone know of a place that cooks fries in tallow still?

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Created November 07, 2011 at 7:09 AM

Any restaurant that doesn't cook their fries in canola or any non omega 6 dominant oil???

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43 · September 10, 2013 at 7:06 PM

The "Dirty Fries" are also covered in banana peppers and bacon scraps. Absolutely phenomenal.

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39821 · March 07, 2013 at 5:05 PM

"Lardo" in Portland uses, well, lard.

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9812 · June 08, 2012 at 3:01 PM

Good point on the link- guess I was assumung EVOO but I doubt that's what they're using.

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9402 · June 08, 2012 at 1:00 PM

and the Elevation Burger fries are awesome. Olive oil gives them a great flavor.

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9402 · June 08, 2012 at 1:00 PM

It's a myth that olive oil isn't good for cooking: http://paleohacks.com/questions/113142/can-we-put-olive-oil-low-smoke-point-myth-to-bed

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292 · March 16, 2012 at 3:36 AM

They have them in Dallas as well. I haven't tried them yet, but they're on my list.

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225 · March 16, 2012 at 1:03 AM

Also try the Linkery in North Park. They now have fries made in tallow. Very delicious! It was the first time that my 18 month old would eat potatoes!

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9812 · November 08, 2011 at 1:03 PM

Another downside is they have no bacon! Or at least not at my nearest location in MD.

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9647 · November 08, 2011 at 6:24 AM

Nice .

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2026 · November 08, 2011 at 4:52 AM

actually, they DID get sued when they advertised switching to veggie oil but kept "beef tallow flavoring" in the mix. really pissed off religious folks. http://www.commondreams.org/headlines02/0308-02.htm

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6229 · November 08, 2011 at 4:04 AM

Good to know Amtrak has something going for it!

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5629 · November 08, 2011 at 2:21 AM

like like like like liiiiiiike

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5629 · November 08, 2011 at 2:17 AM

BTW they just opened one of these in NYC on 14th and 6th Ave. They're good, but still very afraid of fat, and deeply rooted in CW.

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5629 · November 08, 2011 at 2:16 AM

I would worry abut high temp. frying and oxidizing the olive oil...

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5629 · November 08, 2011 at 1:13 AM

I've had the Northern Spy fries...not my fave. I think they were battered.

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5629 · November 08, 2011 at 1:12 AM

those potatoes are are worse than Frankenstein and they put small growers out of business. Thank you Cargill.

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5629 · November 08, 2011 at 1:11 AM

Firestorm...that's a bummer

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37177 · November 07, 2011 at 10:28 PM

You're right, Paul, I think of it as a treat because I'm only about halfway to my healthy weight goal. When I get there I'll upgrade it from treat to "option." :-))

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18635 · November 07, 2011 at 10:20 PM

I so want to take a train somewhere....seriously.

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9647 · November 07, 2011 at 9:58 PM

Why would it even be considered a treat? I fry my steaks; why shouldn't I fry my potatoes?

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12540 · November 07, 2011 at 9:45 PM

Yet another reason to prepare at home. Making them at home is time-consuming, which really reduces the tendency to make and eat them every day.

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12540 · November 07, 2011 at 9:43 PM

Unfortunately, I asked the managers down here and they showed me their oil container (I said it was because I had a peanut allergy and wanted to make sure their oil blend didn't use peanut oil) -- Canola oil and canola-soy blend oil.

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12540 · November 07, 2011 at 9:39 PM

They need to get down here to Houston, then! That would rock!

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2890 · November 07, 2011 at 6:43 PM

They're highly palatable, provide low satiety, fairly low nutrient density, no protein... Most people don't need easier calories. From a health perspective most people should lose weight. So those are the people my comment is aimed at. Paleo diets to lose weight will only work so long as the food choices are satiating. High protein is important, veggies, moderate amounts of fat and fiber. Dropping wheat won't make you lose weight if you can eat french fries. And going from obese to regular bodyweight will be better for your health than switching omega 6 for tallow.

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8255 · November 07, 2011 at 6:10 PM

I remember the good old days. Too bad they didn't publicize it so they could avoid getting sued by some vegetarians they screwed over there... :( It's funny that they loved the taste though.

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8255 · November 07, 2011 at 6:08 PM

Surprising. Isn't Papa Bloomberg against "evil" fats, sugars, salts, artificial sweetners, proteins, carbs, etc?

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37177 · November 07, 2011 at 5:40 PM

I'm not the one who down-voted but, um, I don't happen to eat fries anymore BUT last I heard 1) taters are veggies 2) tallow is from animals and 3) it's not an offense against the community to indulge in a treat.

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56596 · November 07, 2011 at 4:44 PM

oh, I forgot I made this http://dinevore.com/lists/13710/duck-fat-fries

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56596 · November 07, 2011 at 4:43 PM

Greensquare tavern also has them.

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2861 · November 07, 2011 at 4:19 PM

You could mention why you don't think tallow-fried fries are healthy so there would be more context to your claim. I don't think n-6 once in a while is a big deal either, but I have gotten where I really don't like the taste that comes with food deep fried n-6.

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668 · November 07, 2011 at 4:17 PM

Can anyone confirm that Popeye's really fries in tallow?

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4632 · November 07, 2011 at 2:46 PM

Yeah duck fat fries are all over NYC now and I have seen them in many specials on FoodNetwork and Cooking Channel. I have only had them once but they they were divine!!

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499 · November 07, 2011 at 8:12 AM

I don't think it's true that US restaurants are enjoined from frying in animal fats. I know it's trendy at the moment for nice restaurants to offer duck-fat fries. They're all over the place in Brooklyn, but I've seen (and eaten) them as far afield as Harrisonburg, VA.

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260 · November 07, 2011 at 5:49 PM

This isn't a direct answer, but Gibble's potato chips are cooked in lard. They're based in PA, but are sold in stores here in VA. They even have an explanation on the back of the bag explaining how vegetable oil is made and why they don't use it.

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788 · November 07, 2011 at 12:24 PM

Northern Spy in the East Village NYC has duck fat fries. They're aight. http://www.northernspyfoodco.com/menus/dinner/

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5629 · November 08, 2011 at 1:13 AM

I've had the Northern Spy fries...not my fave. I think they were battered.

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56596 · November 07, 2011 at 4:44 PM

oh, I forgot I made this http://dinevore.com/lists/13710/duck-fat-fries

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56596 · November 07, 2011 at 4:43 PM

Greensquare tavern also has them.

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8255 · November 11, 2011 at 6:59 PM

Are you still limited to five fries if they're cooked in tallow? :)

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508 · November 08, 2011 at 1:10 AM

I don't know where you live, but there is a place in San Diego called Sessions Public that has duck fat fries. I think that is going to be easier to find than beef tallow. If you do a search for "duck fat fries" on Yelp, maybe something will come up. I found several places that serve them based on reviews.

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225 · March 16, 2012 at 1:03 AM

Also try the Linkery in North Park. They now have fries made in tallow. Very delicious! It was the first time that my 18 month old would eat potatoes!

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5629 · November 08, 2011 at 2:21 AM

like like like like liiiiiiike

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174 · November 07, 2011 at 5:29 PM

There is a food cart in Portland OR called Lardo that uses lard for fries etc

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43 · September 10, 2013 at 7:06 PM

The "Dirty Fries" are also covered in banana peppers and bacon scraps. Absolutely phenomenal.

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3885 · November 07, 2011 at 4:03 PM

I was pleasantly surprised to find excellent chips fried in Lard in the food/pantry car on the North east service on Amtrak trains. The train I was specifically on was the New York - Toronto service that goes through Albany. Next time anyone takes Amtrak to anywhere - check these out.

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6229 · November 08, 2011 at 4:04 AM

Good to know Amtrak has something going for it!

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18635 · November 07, 2011 at 10:20 PM

I so want to take a train somewhere....seriously.

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38 · March 07, 2013 at 4:56 PM

This is a really old question, but thought I would mention that Outback Steakhouse uses beef tallow. I first read it on Wikipedia and then confirmed with the cooks at my Outback.

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1059 · November 11, 2011 at 8:47 AM

Along the same lines, I'd like to identify restaurants that serve sweet potato fries or chips cooked in coconut oil. For those of us needing to increase intake of coconut oil this is a win-win option.

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9812 · November 07, 2011 at 4:45 PM

There's a chain called Elevation Burger- they fry in olive oil, they use grassfed beef, and they do lettuce wraps! I'm not sure if they are nationwide; there are a couple locations in the Northern VA area. Olive oil ain't ideal for cooking, but it's probably an improvement over what's in most fryers.

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9812 · June 08, 2012 at 3:01 PM

Good point on the link- guess I was assumung EVOO but I doubt that's what they're using.

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9402 · June 08, 2012 at 1:00 PM

and the Elevation Burger fries are awesome. Olive oil gives them a great flavor.

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9402 · June 08, 2012 at 1:00 PM

It's a myth that olive oil isn't good for cooking: http://paleohacks.com/questions/113142/can-we-put-olive-oil-low-smoke-point-myth-to-bed

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292 · March 16, 2012 at 3:36 AM

They have them in Dallas as well. I haven't tried them yet, but they're on my list.

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9812 · November 08, 2011 at 1:03 PM

Another downside is they have no bacon! Or at least not at my nearest location in MD.

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5629 · November 08, 2011 at 2:17 AM

BTW they just opened one of these in NYC on 14th and 6th Ave. They're good, but still very afraid of fat, and deeply rooted in CW.

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5629 · November 08, 2011 at 2:16 AM

I would worry abut high temp. frying and oxidizing the olive oil...

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18 · November 07, 2011 at 11:41 AM

McDonlads used to. Gosh, I wish they still did. I'd be in their everyday.

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2026 · November 08, 2011 at 4:52 AM

actually, they DID get sued when they advertised switching to veggie oil but kept "beef tallow flavoring" in the mix. really pissed off religious folks. http://www.commondreams.org/headlines02/0308-02.htm

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5629 · November 08, 2011 at 1:12 AM

those potatoes are are worse than Frankenstein and they put small growers out of business. Thank you Cargill.

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8255 · November 07, 2011 at 6:10 PM

I remember the good old days. Too bad they didn't publicize it so they could avoid getting sued by some vegetarians they screwed over there... :( It's funny that they loved the taste though.

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12540 · November 07, 2011 at 7:35 AM

I make ours at home (my mate has an addition to fries and potato chips -- so if she has to have them, I make them at home, and limit it to the weekends when I have the time to make them the best way I can -- usually in lard or tallow or some combination thereof, sometimes with a little coconut oil thrown in just for the flavor).

If you're in the States, I don't think most places are -allowed- to cook in saturated fats any more. Most of them use liquid canola oil (now that a lot of places have banned partially hydrogenated plastic-fats) -- cheap and nasty.

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12540 · November 07, 2011 at 9:39 PM

They need to get down here to Houston, then! That would rock!

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8255 · November 07, 2011 at 6:08 PM

Surprising. Isn't Papa Bloomberg against "evil" fats, sugars, salts, artificial sweetners, proteins, carbs, etc?

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4632 · November 07, 2011 at 2:46 PM

Yeah duck fat fries are all over NYC now and I have seen them in many specials on FoodNetwork and Cooking Channel. I have only had them once but they they were divine!!

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499 · November 07, 2011 at 8:12 AM

I don't think it's true that US restaurants are enjoined from frying in animal fats. I know it's trendy at the moment for nice restaurants to offer duck-fat fries. They're all over the place in Brooklyn, but I've seen (and eaten) them as far afield as Harrisonburg, VA.

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25 · March 15, 2012 at 11:50 PM

Smokey J's BBQ in South Berkeley has beef tallow fries. $2.50 for a huge order.

http://www.yelp.com/biz/smokey-js-bbq-berkeley

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Actually Greensquare Tavern's fries are fried in Beef fat

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4533 · November 08, 2011 at 1:42 AM

Yes! We recently discovered a little hole-in-the-wall place in San Antonio called RoMo's. They serve "duckodent" fries fried in duck fat!

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0 · November 07, 2011 at 8:42 PM

this place in portland on killingsworth near interstate uses tallow to make british style"chips" (thick fries)

http://thefishandchipshop.com/

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20353 · November 07, 2011 at 8:32 AM

Popeyes Chicken. However I would check the store before going. Also might not be pure... (may have vegetable oil added).

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5629 · November 08, 2011 at 1:11 AM

Firestorm...that's a bummer

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12540 · November 07, 2011 at 9:43 PM

Unfortunately, I asked the managers down here and they showed me their oil container (I said it was because I had a peanut allergy and wanted to make sure their oil blend didn't use peanut oil) -- Canola oil and canola-soy blend oil.

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668 · November 07, 2011 at 4:17 PM

Can anyone confirm that Popeye's really fries in tallow?

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4991 · November 07, 2011 at 8:01 AM

I've been wondering that here in the UK. A few years back one of the daily papers came out with a list of fish and chop shops that cook in beef dripping (as it is called here) and the list was quite extensive.

Wish they would do it again! Or better still, have an online list which could be update regularly.

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2890 · November 07, 2011 at 3:58 PM

I'm going to tell you right now that deep frying in tallow as opposed to a vegetable oil won't make fries healthy. They are an indulgence, have them once in a while but don't make them a regular staple if your goals are long term health. And, if they are an indulgence, then having a bit of n-6 once in a while won't make a difference.

Chronic overconsumption and acute intake of n-6 are very different.

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12540 · November 07, 2011 at 9:45 PM

Yet another reason to prepare at home. Making them at home is time-consuming, which really reduces the tendency to make and eat them every day.

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2890 · November 07, 2011 at 6:43 PM

They're highly palatable, provide low satiety, fairly low nutrient density, no protein... Most people don't need easier calories. From a health perspective most people should lose weight. So those are the people my comment is aimed at. Paleo diets to lose weight will only work so long as the food choices are satiating. High protein is important, veggies, moderate amounts of fat and fiber. Dropping wheat won't make you lose weight if you can eat french fries. And going from obese to regular bodyweight will be better for your health than switching omega 6 for tallow.

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2861 · November 07, 2011 at 4:19 PM

You could mention why you don't think tallow-fried fries are healthy so there would be more context to your claim. I don't think n-6 once in a while is a big deal either, but I have gotten where I really don't like the taste that comes with food deep fried n-6.

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75 · November 07, 2011 at 1:51 PM

Why are you eating fries? Eat Vegetables and animals...

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9647 · November 08, 2011 at 6:24 AM

Nice .

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37177 · November 07, 2011 at 10:28 PM

You're right, Paul, I think of it as a treat because I'm only about halfway to my healthy weight goal. When I get there I'll upgrade it from treat to "option." :-))

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9647 · November 07, 2011 at 9:58 PM

Why would it even be considered a treat? I fry my steaks; why shouldn't I fry my potatoes?

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37177 · November 07, 2011 at 5:40 PM

I'm not the one who down-voted but, um, I don't happen to eat fries anymore BUT last I heard 1) taters are veggies 2) tallow is from animals and 3) it's not an offense against the community to indulge in a treat.

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