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tell me everything you know about sala (cured pork lard)

pinstripeprincess Jul 3, 2010 11:24 AM

was at an eastern european deli and beside the slabs of cured back fat were some pieces of "sala". it was snow white with a sprinkle of dried parsley or herb on the outside. obviously it's lard, but what can you tell me about it and how it's traditionally used?

  1. mrbigshotno.1 Jul 18, 2012 08:53 AM

    So what makes this any different from soliified bacon grease?

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    1. re: mrbigshotno.1
      pinstripeprincess Jul 18, 2012 09:05 AM

      it's not the grease, it's the solid part.

      1. re: pinstripeprincess
        mrbigshotno.1 Jul 18, 2012 12:27 PM

        Ok, I dig.

    2. pinstripeprincess Jul 18, 2012 08:10 AM

      anyone have any recipes?

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        ospreycove Jan 7, 2011 03:47 AM

        As you can see, from other posts, it is eaten straight or with additional salt. Traditionally, it is found in the colder parts of Europe as it is a defense against the severe winters

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        1. re: ospreycove
          igorm Jan 7, 2011 10:12 AM

          Na zdarovye!

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          travelmad478 Jan 7, 2011 03:37 AM

          Russians/Ukrainians eat it straight up with a piece of bread. This is an acceptable breakfast food, lunch food, snack food, drinking food, etc. One reason I do not live in Russia anymore ;-)

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            ksusha Jan 7, 2011 12:44 AM

            Oh it definitely is delicious on its own; Just put it on some rye bread and you're set!

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              igorm Jul 3, 2010 06:55 PM

              Traditionally it is eaten as a chaser of vodka.

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              1. re: igorm
                pinstripeprincess Jul 6, 2010 08:40 AM

                thanks! so then no popular cooking applications? it does look pretty tasty to eat on its own.

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