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Old Dryfoot
08-01-2016, 05:32 PM
I'm working up a load of halibut and chips for the first salvo. :DY>
http://pisces.bbystatic.com/image2/BestBuy_US/images/products/9283/9283149_rd.jpg;maxHeight=550;maxWidth=642
I'm a little disappointed that I couldn't find beef lard in any volume. I'll need to settle for vegetable oil until one of my hospitality buddies can hook me up with the good stuff.

Paul Pless
08-01-2016, 05:36 PM
kat renders a bunch of lard twice a year
house smells like a frikking fast food burger joint for days

Old Dryfoot
08-01-2016, 05:52 PM
kat renders a bunch of lard twice a year
house smells like a frikking fast food burger joint for days

It would probably cost me more for just the fat than it would for the rendered lard. I might look into that though. . .

LeeG
08-01-2016, 05:54 PM
I'm working up a load of halibut and chips for the first salvo. :DY>
http://pisces.bbystatic.com/image2/BestBuy_US/images/products/9283/9283149_rd.jpg;maxHeight=550;maxWidth=642
I'm a little disappointed that I couldn't find beef lard in any volume. I'll need to settle for vegetable oil until one of my hospitality buddies can hook me up with the good stuff.

All right, power tools!

Old Dryfoot
08-01-2016, 06:00 PM
All right, power tools!

I'm fixin' to work on my shed.

You know, that metaphorical one. . .

Old Dryfoot
08-01-2016, 06:04 PM
You owe it to yourself, Donn. No other fish is better in a batter imo.

Todd Bradshaw
08-01-2016, 06:19 PM
I think the important thing is to avoid temptation. While frying one thing, you think - while we have this oil going lets have some French fries, maybe also some onion rings, green pepper rings are really good battered and fried, etc. By the time you finish eating the meal made by frying everything you can think of so that you don't waste oil, you have been totally grease-bombed.

Old Dryfoot
08-01-2016, 06:31 PM
I think the important thing is to avoid temptation. While frying one thing, you think - while we have this oil going lets have some French fries, maybe also some onion rings, green pepper rings are really good battered and fried, etc. By the time you finish eating the meal made by frying everything you can think of so that you don't waste oil, you have been totally grease-bombed.

Yup, deadliest killing machine ever. :D

NY strip on the menu for tomorrow, I might do up a batch of crispy fried onions to go with.

Thinly sliced, soaked in hot sauce, then tossed in a seasoned flour and fried. Yum!

Chip-skiff
08-01-2016, 06:31 PM
Mexican grocery stores sell lard (manteca) in blocks from one pound up. I think I've seen large packages of the stuff.

Foodie friends rave about fries cooked in duck fat, which probably isn't cheap.

Old Dryfoot
08-01-2016, 06:34 PM
Duck and chicken fat is a glorious thing! I do make chicken stock quite often, and make a point of saving the fat for other uses. I love doing oven roasted potato in chicken fat, the color and flavor it imparts is sublime.

CWSmith
08-01-2016, 06:40 PM
Don't forget the chiles rellenos! (Did I spell that right?)

Boater14
08-01-2016, 06:55 PM
Read an article by a guy who interviewed a load of cardiologists. He had lunch with them. They never ate the fries.

Steve McMahon
08-01-2016, 07:49 PM
No worries. It's been proven this whole "fat kills you" thing was and is a hoax. It is the sugar that is killing everyone.

Old Dryfoot
08-01-2016, 08:08 PM
Sugar eh?

This weekend I baked 2 loaves of Zucchini bread and a Banana bread with chocolate chips. The Banana bread was a new recipe using coconut milk, it is so moist and soooooo good. I also made a Boston cream pie. . . was this all the wrong thing to do?

Chip-skiff
08-01-2016, 08:17 PM
Duck and chicken fat is a glorious thing!

And you can get a big tub of it. Why not go upmarket with your sizzling?

https://www.gourmetfoodstore.com/rougie-duck-fat-by-rougie (https://www.gourmetfoodstore.com/rougie-duck-fat-by-rougie-13763?utm_source=google&utm_medium=cse&utm_campaign=google_shopping&utm_content=1713603&gclid=CjwKEAjw5vu8BRC8rIGNrqbPuSESJADG8RV0L7BYYZth Gl79htzHObiweiMhKzmidOS1IXjJEXYTzhoCQILw_wcB)

Steve McMahon
08-01-2016, 08:19 PM
Sugar eh?

This weekend I baked 2 loaves of Zucchini bread and a Banana bread with chocolate chips. The Banana bread was a new recipe using coconut milk, it is so moist and soooooo good. I also made a Boston cream pie. . . was this all the wrong thing to do?

OK in moderation..... but bacon is your friend.

Old Dryfoot
08-01-2016, 09:09 PM
And you can get a big tub of it. Why not go upmarket with your sizzling?

https://www.gourmetfoodstore.com/rougie-duck-fat-by-rougie (https://www.gourmetfoodstore.com/rougie-duck-fat-by-rougie-13763?utm_source=google&utm_medium=cse&utm_campaign=google_shopping&utm_content=1713603&gclid=CjwKEAjw5vu8BRC8rIGNrqbPuSESJADG8RV0L7BYYZth Gl79htzHObiweiMhKzmidOS1IXjJEXYTzhoCQILw_wcB)

If I was retired, I would play the foodie role for all it's worth. As it is, I only get to prepare a half dozen really nice meals in a month, give or take a few.

Old Dryfoot
08-01-2016, 09:10 PM
OK in moderation..... but bacon is your friend.

Hell yeah! Bacon and I are old friends, I'm the tall one. I make him laugh. . . good times!

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_ItoZaGTbnb0/SvAwxNwt0yI/AAAAAAAAAPA/0HTWlMsBObI/s320/bacon+friends+card.jpg

Chip-skiff
08-01-2016, 09:34 PM
Hell yeah! Bacon and I are old friends.

I've been curing and smoking bacon, and it is gooder than good.

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-mPlEaGeZ3ZU/V2XUnSUm10I/AAAAAAAAKsE/U9Krfema97gKhnFbF9TMBIBm6ZG60FfQACCo/s850/bacon2.jpg

I vacuum pack and freeze it. When it's just barely thawed, flexible but stiff, I use a Japanese-style Nakiri knife and great care— nice thin slices.

Next I'm going to make some Italian-style pancetta, which is cured with Italian stuff (garlic) and then rolled to air dry for a week or two.

http://laquercia.us/images/product/other_views/lg/RolledPancettaBasilGarlicAFLS_LaQuercia.jpg

ron ll
08-01-2016, 10:01 PM
Fat and salt is a main course.
Fat and sugar is dessert.