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Nov 6, 2009 05:19 AM

ISO: Beef tallow fries

I'm not the biggest fan of 'french' fries. But I enjoy them if they are done well.

I also know that the fat that is used is crucial for flavour.

Anyone know where to get fries fried in beef tallow in Toronto?

I would hate to make them myself...

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  1. while not fine dining by ANY means .... and i mean ANY means ....

    Master Steak on Dixie 1 block north of the 401 fries there's in beef tallow

    the masterburger is actually very good too -- the best under $10 i've had

    (this is a truck stop ... so dont bring first dates here)

    Master Steaks
    5895 Dixie Rd, Mississauga, ON L4W1E8, CA

    1. Please report back if you try them.
      Beef tallow is sometimes used for fries in New Zealand in fish and chip places, and the chips are McCains. I find the result bordering on unpalatable and leaving me feeling queasy. But obviously somebody must like them. Perhaps one must build up a tolerance to the fat.

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      1. Not sure about Toronto, but know for sure there is a guy on the Lakeshore in Oakville in Bronte that does, and they're damn good : )

        Lakeshore Restaurant
        2390 Lake Shore Blvd W, Toronto, ON M8V1C3, CA

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        1. re: dannyboy

          Is that the place in Bronte??

          For some reason your "Lakeshore" links to an address in Toronto.

          1. re: ylsf

            Yes, in Bronte in Oakville, south side of the street...they were *really* good
            the wife is a veggie but loved them so much i didn't have the heart to tell her the truth...

        2. McDonald's fries used to be fried in beef tallow, and when they made the change to vegetable oil in 1990, they employed flavour chemistry to replicate the flavour of the beef tallow. Supposedly their current product is almost indistinguishable from the tallow incarnation, so arguably, you can enjoy "beef tallow" fries at Mickey Dees.

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          1. re: Crispier Crouton

            Very arguably. I'm old enough to remember McDonald's fries a long time ago. The fries they serve today don't even vaguely resemble the ones they served way back when - and they haven't in decades.

            Even more galling is that I've heard them tell people that their fries are suitable for vegetarians, when - in Canada - they apparently aren't.

            1. re: embee

              Hmmmm. I had my first McDonald's fries in 1972 and I still remember them as the same as back then. Admittedly I might be getting addled in my advanced age but I consider McDonald's fries as the epitome of consistency over the ages.

                1. re: Shimso

                  The current ones are, they were very publically shamed a few years ago when it was discovered that they were frying in vegetable oil but the coating on the fries contained a beef derived flavour extract.

            2. Penrose Fish & Chips on Mt. Pleasant defintely uses beef tallow to fry their chips.

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              1. re: bogie

                In fact both the fish and the chips.
                Really good!
                Take your cardiologist for lunch!!