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Thread: Wait... is this lard hydrogenated?

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    If it's hard, then it's probably hydrogenated. I make lard from cooking down pork fat from the butcher. I refrigerate the lard, and even in the refrigerator it's soft. On another note. I also make my own beef tallow, and that is VERY hard in the refrigerator.

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    It's refrigerated. A bit harder than butter.

    Well... more coconut oil for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hilary View Post
    It's refrigerated. A bit harder than butter.
    Hard to say. If it was on the shelf, I'd definitely guess that it's hydrogenated. Does the company have a website or phone number on the package?

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    With butter and coconut oil both so inexpensive and so stable, I don't see the point in using lard. Everything that lard can do, the other two can do better. Possibly the best cooking fat in existence is ghee, so if you can make your own from pastured butter you have the ultimate fat -the flavor goes with everything, it is probably the most nutritious fat, it is extremely stable and the smoke point is over 400 degrees.
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    The one thing lard does particularly well is condition the cast iron frying pan. More saturated fats are much more likely to stick. However, much as I'm concerned for my frying pan's health and wellbeing...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hilary View Post
    The one thing lard does particularly well is condition the cast iron frying pan. More saturated fats are much more likely to stick. However, much as I'm concerned for my frying pan's health and wellbeing...
    Just use bacon fat for that.

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    If you don't want to use coconut oil or butter, check out US Wellness meats for tallow.

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    Or check out FatWorks for beef tallow, duck fat and pork leaf lard. Great little company here in Oregon. They ship all over the country.

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    Check out Alderspring Ranch Store as well. Organic, grass-fed, grass-finished, 5lb packages. Not as drastic as the 5 gallon bucket at US Wellness.

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    I agree, beef tallow is great stuff. I prefer to use that over lard. But like mentioned, coconut oil is great too. We do almost all of our stove top cooking on a large cast iron skillet. 90% of the time we are cooking with tallow or coconut oil.

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