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Leaf lard?

Kristn May 11, 2014 06:54 PM

So I have a recipe that asks for leaf lard. I'm definitely not new to semi-gourmet cooking but I've never cooked with lard and don't know the difference between regular lard and leaf lard. And even if I knew what the difference was, I don't know where to find it. Dallas is a big city, I can't imagine that I can't find it but I'm not interested in taking a tour of the city/area to find it. Anyone know where I can find it and can tell me what the difference is?

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  1. Kris in Beijing RE: Kristn May 11, 2014 07:02 PM

    Substitutes: lard leaves = barding strips = lardons = leaf lard Substitutes: sliced fatback

    Google says:
    Rendered creamy white leaf lard, comes from the leaf fat from around the internal organs of our healthy hogs, raised right here on our farm, naturally. Leaf lard is a healthy saturated fat, NON-hydrogenated, and READY FOR USE! NO additives, minimally processed. Neutral flavor. Perfect for Pie crusts, baking, and frying at 375 degrees! Keeps about 12 months in freezer or refrigerator. Discover healthy fat again! NO BHT, BHA OR WATER. NON hydrogenated and ready to use.


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      strong95 RE: Kristn Jun 5, 2014 11:05 AM

      They have lard at Kuby's in the freezer case. It does have the preservative BHT, which some say gives an "off" taste. I too have looked for "leaf lard" to no avail in this area.

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        gluttonforgluten RE: Kristn Jun 5, 2014 11:41 AM

        How about this webpage?

        In case it doesn't work, go to artizone.com, and under Dallas, there's a provisioner called Juha Ranch. They're offering Leaf Fat. I think that this is what you're looking for.

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