Cooking with lard

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PostBy: NJJoe On: Mon Jul 04, 2016 11:03 am

Got it. Thanks Rob

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PostBy: gaw On: Fri Jul 08, 2016 9:20 pm

tikigeorge wrote:Made in USA, Lodge cast iron, the best. No soap, wash with hot water, dry with paper towel, wipe or spray with oil, and heat pan to remove moisture and open pores to let oil in the the cast iron.

Probably the best and probably the only made in USA cast out there today.

Guys, especially single guys; if your girlfriend or fiancé tells you she never cooked with cast iron and don’t know how to…. SHE DON’T KNOW HOW TO COOK. Deal with it or ditch her.
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Re: Cooking with lard

PostBy: Photog200 On: Tue Oct 18, 2016 7:38 am

I use lard in all my pastry doughs, mixed with butter. It gives a great tasting and flaky crust. I also replace the water with unflavored vodka. The alcohol evaporates faster than water and kind of creates mini explosions in the crust, making it even flakier.

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PostBy: top top On: Sat Mar 25, 2017 6:21 am

Rob R. wrote:...........We use coconut oil occasionally. It is great for baking things, but in some cases the coconut taste can throw things off.

I like coconut but don't recall my wife ever using the oil for cooking. Coconut shrimp is tasty, maybe battered tautog pan fried in coconut oil.
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Re: Cooking with lard

PostBy: CoalHeat On: Sat Mar 25, 2017 10:34 am

I just saw this thread for the first time. I have cast iron cookware, as a result of careful seasoning and use my Wagner skillet is amazingly non-stick. I really like the Lodge products, I have a Dutch Oven from them.
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PostBy: coalfan On: Sat Mar 25, 2017 11:30 am

have a wide range of dutch ovens ,pans etc. from griswald wagner and lodge love them all cant beatm !! but yah gotta know how to use them to learned that from my grand parents god bless them !
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Re: Cooking with lard

PostBy: Rob R. On: Sat Mar 25, 2017 11:32 am

This morning my wife dug out an old recipe for Maple Syrup muffins. She substituted lard for shortening, and we were very pleased with the result. Crispy exterior, moist interior. These muffins are not overly sweet, but good none the less.

If anyone tries the recipe, let me know what you think.
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