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Is there anywhere to buy leaf lard in San Francisco?

rworange Sep 7, 2006 04:57 PM

In the pie crust topic on home cooking there was a mention that leaf lard doesn't have the porky taste to it. Some pie fillings doen't work with the eau de pork in the crust.


Would anyone sell that in the Bay Area? Boulette's Larder? Anyone seen it there? Is that how I would ask for it?

Or is this something I'd need to buy my own pig to make ... yeah, I'm getting carried away here. I get sucked in. I work my way up from maybe frozen pie crust to making it myself and the thought of even making my own lard ... buying or raising a pig for it ...

Seriously, can I get leaf lard pre-made anywhere? Is that how I'd ask for it? Would they know what I was talking about?

  1. Robert Lauriston Sep 7, 2006 05:12 PM

    You might be able to get Fatted Calf to render you some.


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      wally Sep 7, 2006 05:32 PM

      I have a container in my freezer from Niman that I bought at Ferry Plaza. It is in a one pound plastic container labeled "fancy leaf lard". It is already rendered. I believe it also comes in a five pound container. You might have to ask for leaf lard.

      7 Replies
      1. re: wally
        Robert Lauriston Sep 7, 2006 05:35 PM

        Bought from whom at Ferry Plaza?

        1. re: Robert Lauriston
          wally Sep 7, 2006 05:35 PM


          1. re: wally
            Robert Lauriston Sep 7, 2006 05:38 PM

            Which days are Niman at the Ferry Plaza?

            1. re: Robert Lauriston
              wally Sep 7, 2006 05:45 PM

              I only know about Saturday.

            2. re: wally
              rworange Sep 7, 2006 05:39 PM

              So, how long does it last in the fridge? Can it be frozen. There's only so much lard I can use. Actaully I may have never personally bought lard in my life. I've eaten alot in restaurant dishes, but never purchased and cooked with it.

              1. re: rworange
                Robert Lauriston Sep 7, 2006 05:41 PM

                Freezes fine. Main danger is rancidity. Lasts a long time if it's airtight.

                1. re: rworange
                  wally Sep 7, 2006 05:44 PM

                  I've never kept it in the fridge. It freezes just fine. One pound is a pint container. This has been in my freezer about 6 months and I recently used some of it and it was just fine.

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