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Caul in Dallas

julesdfw Apr 13, 2008 06:25 PM

Does anyone know where to get caul in the Dallas area? I had asked awhile back at some supermarkets and from a local chef, with no luck, and tonight a rerun of an Iron Chef episode has rekindled my curiosity. Thanks for any help.

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  1. irodguy RE: julesdfw Apr 13, 2008 08:00 PM

    Have you tried http://www.hirschsmeats.com. I would be surprised if they don't have it in stock. It's been a while but I have purchased Caul Fat from them in the past for smoking pork tenderloin. Since then I switched to bacon, since my two smoker friends like to put chicken beneath it anyhow.

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      TheDon817 RE: irodguy Mar 4, 2011 02:40 PM

      I tried all over DFW in and out of butcher shops, asian markets, and even michoacanas and this is the only place I found it. I drove 50 miles to get it and bought it from them today, though he said to ask for lace fat instead because it doesn't have the large nodule of fat attached to it. Also if you're smoking meats they also have TCM pink salt.

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        julesdfw RE: TheDon817 Mar 6, 2011 09:44 AM

        So...where is "this place?"

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          TheDon817 RE: julesdfw Mar 7, 2011 09:01 AM

          It is in Plano off of 75 on W. Parker Rd. Go east off of the freeway and it's between Alma Dr. and Pinion Dr. on the north side of the road.
          Here is the Google Maps link:


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            julesdfw RE: TheDon817 Mar 7, 2011 11:21 AM

            Oh, you're talking about Hirsch's. I thought you had just forgotten to put the name of another place in! I went there and what they gave me turned out to be suet. Maybe I need to be very specific with the lace description, although I thought I was the first time. Thanks for the help.

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              LewisvilleHounder RE: TheDon817 Mar 7, 2011 11:45 AM

              Hirsch's is west of 75.

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                TheDon817 RE: LewisvilleHounder Mar 7, 2011 11:52 AM

                Oops my bad you're right it is west.

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