Be careful with the cooking temp. Any time an oil is heated beyond its smoke point, the chemical structure gets altered.
Originally Posted by shrinkinglo
Just don't buy the 'lard' from the grocery store, it's not much better than a brick of Crisco. If you have a Mexican grocery near-by they might have real lard but you can't count on it. I don't, so I render my own. Also render my own (grass-fed) beef tallow, which is probably my favorite for frying or the occasional deep-fry. Then refined coconut oil - I don't like the taste of coconut and really hate the smell so I buy refined from Tropical Traditions. I love olive oil for sauteed (sp?) veggies and lastly, butter for eggs.
Oh, okay I will research the board on how to render my own lard/tallow. This way of eating is too good to mess up with using the wrong oils.
Originally Posted by LJH