where to buy pork fat in LA?
all i want to do is make rilletes...and i never thought it would be this hard to find pork fat. i'm reduced to asking butchers to shave it off of pork loins.
does anyone have any recs for finding fatback in los angeles?
innumerable latino carnicerias, although it may just be that my spanish is THAT bad
We use pork fat in certain recipes like making shrimp dumplings and such. Whenever I go to 99 Ranch and buy other meat items and need some pork fat, I just ask nicely and they give me some free from the back (apparently, they would otherwise just throw it away). Pure pork fat, yummy.
Last winter Surfas had leaf lard. I bought enough for a year and rendered it which is very simple. Probably was about 20 minutes of work, and a few hours in the oven. Now it lives in the freezer. Next fall I will do the same.