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

by 1361 · September 10, 2013 at 7:06 PM

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

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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.

777 · 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/

8185 · November 11, 2011 at 6:59 PM

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

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.

174 · November 07, 2011 at 5:29 PM

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

3854 · 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.

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.

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.

9796 · 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.

18 · November 07, 2011 at 11:41 AM

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

12405 · 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.

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.


0 · November 12, 2011 at 1:10 AM

Actually Greensquare Tavern's fries are fried in Beef fat

4524 · 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!

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)


19504 · 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).

4888 · 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.

67 · November 07, 2011 at 1:51 PM

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

2902 · 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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