Where can I buy real LARD?
I've spent the day searching for lard in the North Chicago area. Does anybody know where I can find real lard (not the Armour brand sold in most stores).
Check at any local Polish deli.
You know the ones...they smell SO good, of smoked sausages of any kind...yummm
(who needs a phone book...follow your nose..ahhh...heavenly...oh, and NOT a restaurant)
Hispanic grocery stores should have it. Meijer and Walmart also carry lard, usually found in the meat department. SavALot in my area carries it as well.
Gepperth's will generally have it, along with rendered duck and goose fact. It will be frozen, if that's of concern. They also make some great stocks. In addition to the regulars, they'll occasionally offer duck, rabbit, venison stocks.
Ta DA! Lardquest 2008 is over. Schmeisser's has fresh made pork lard & goose lard!
Schmeisser's Home Made Sausage
7649 N Milwaukee Ave, Niles, IL 60714
On that note, I have a couple pounds of frozen fatback in my freezer, any favorite ways to render it?