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Where can I find high quality lard?

Ida Red Mar 25, 2008 06:56 AM

Not the hydrogenated stuff, and preferably made from loin/kidneys aka leaf lard.
Can I find this anywhere for about the same price of butter? Any farmers market stand? Good pork stores?

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    Mill Rat Mar 25, 2008 09:05 AM

    Try Stinky's on Smith Street. I know the offer lard covered lamb chops and are pork connoisseurs.

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      jmj Mar 25, 2008 10:18 AM

      Any carniceria--heck, any bodega with interesting meats in the deli case--in a mexican neighborhood. I got some in manhattan up in Spanish Harlem a couple of years ago, but I'm sure the same is true in Sunset Park. You really can't make beans without it.

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        Ida Red Mar 25, 2008 01:42 PM

        I know, but all I ever see in any bodega is the hydrogenated kind.

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        savoryhash Mar 25, 2008 10:23 AM

        Flying Pigs Farm @ the Greenmarket at Grand Army Plaza or Union Square on Saturday...great stuff.


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          david sprague Mar 25, 2008 07:03 PM

          mmmmm.....that's some very very tasty stuff. so far superior to the bodega type that it's hard to believe it comes from the same animal!

        2. missmasala Mar 25, 2008 07:33 PM

          In the fall you can get it from Ray at the GAP farmer's market. His lard is leaf lard and v. good. For now, I guess it's flying pigs.

          Either way, it's more expensive than cheap butter but less expensive than very good butter. And it makes a great pie crust, esp when mixed with butter.

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            Ida Red Mar 27, 2008 07:49 AM

            I finally found some at Emily's Pork Store on Graham Ave. (between Withers and Frost): $2.50 for one pint (14 oz.). It's not the highest quality, since it's made from the shoulder, not the loin/kidneys, but it's all natural. I'm now curious how it compares to the ever-so-popular Flying Pigs stuff.
            Amazing how many pork stores I called and didn't know what I was talking about.

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