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Mar 14, 2011 03:24 PM

Donuts Fried in Fat


I read on wikipedia that donuts used to be fried in pork fat before they switched to processed vegetable oil.

Based on personal testing, I believe the ubiquity of processed vegetable oil in frying is the main reason for the degradation of the health of the US.

I love donuts, but can't find a donut shop in SD that fries donuts in lard. Do you know of any shops that do this?

Thank you!


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    1. Folks, we've had to remove some posts about whether or not vegetable oil is unhealthy. Those kinds of discussions are off topic for a regional board. Please keep this discussion focused on helping the poster find lard-fried donuts in the San Diego area.

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      1. re: The Chowhound Team

        Fair enough. I hear chinese bakeries still fry with fat. I've never been to a chinese bakery here in SD. Can anyone confirm this? How about the mexican bakeries?

        If you google cooking donuts in lard, you'll read it creates the best tasting donuts ever.

        1. re: paycoguy

          I'm surprised The Linkery restaurant hasn't dabbled in this.

          3794 30th St, San Diego, CA 92104

          1. re: foodiechick

            Good thinking. I live in north park, so I can easily ask them. A traditional pork lard fried donut would awesome.

            The smoking goat in north park has fries fried in duck fat. Those are to die for as well. Shoot I should ask them to make a donut fried in duck fat.

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